My dear friend Whitney Krutzfeldt is one of the most talented photographers I know. We first shot together back when I started I See Noise about 3 years ago. She shot my first major editorial for ISN ...
A few weeks ago (as you can tell with my longer hair)Alexandra Grant of To Vogue Or Bust and I spent the afternoon crafting up a fun DIY using the I See NoiseWorld Map print. The two of us have been bit long ago by the wanderlust bug and wanted a way we can showcase our adventures in a form other than photos.
Ta-da! We present to you a cool way to track your travel destinations and display a pretty wicked piece in your home.
The holidays are a major time for gift giving and those presents need to be wrapped! I don’t typically enjoy the every-year holiday gift wrapping that’s available in stores and the really nice ones can become quite expensive… just to wrap a present that you’ve already spent so much on.
This is where a DIY wrapping comes in. I’m a big fan of making my own wrapping paper and making it special from the moment they hold the package. Sure, the gift itself may be special but why not make the whole experience a special one? Or if the present doesn’t really have a “wow!” factor, you can showcase that with some awesome wrapping.
Here are two of my latest DIY wrapping ideas. Not only are these perfect for this time of year but can easily be used for any occasion.
With the help of Joanna Kado, my interior designer extraordinaire… I’ve learned the simple ways of putting together my very own gallery wall. Okay, simple is an understatement… it took us 2 hours and that’s not including putting images into the frames! It’s a lengthy process but if you know your steps you can do it quick enough but don’t forget to be precise.
Below are images from the gallery wall that I recently installed for my apartment, you can see the final look once the photos have been released of my apartment tour, can’t wait!
STEP 1: You’ll want to purchase a roll of paper. This can be anything really, from trace paper to craft paper.. it all works. You’ll need to roll it from each end your gallery wall will hang from. Mine reached from 8 inches into each side of the wall, so we cut it accordingly. You’ll also want to figure out the width of your gallery wall, our paper wasn’t wide enough so we needed to layer one on top of the other to get our final dimensions.
STEP 2: Lay your paper down on an empty and even surface. This is where you will arrange all of your frames how you want them.
STEP 3: Using a level or ruler, make sure each frame is straight and trace around it.
STEP 4: You’ll need to measure the distance between your hook and the top of the frame. We measured at 1cm between the frame and where the nail would be. After measuring, place your mark.
STEP 5: Once you’ve finished, place the sheets of paper back onto the wall and measure till straight.
STEP 6: Place your nails into each marker and then pull the sheet off the wall over the nails. If you pull away from the wall you’ll only have holes where your nails were and won’t ruin your sheet in case you need it again.
VOILA! Your gallery wall is complete! Below is a sneak peek at what it ended up like.
Peace hands & Chanel Perfume Bottle - I See Noise Prints
Quotes – Pinterest
Map – Wrapping paper.