1 minute project: Clothespin Photo Banner

After coming across a collection of gorgeous photos of my Grandparents from the 40s , I instantly knew I had to display them in a way I could actually see (photo albums so rarely get looked at in my house).
I also wanted to avoid damaging the photos with puncture marks or the like.

So, voilà, another 1 minute project was born.

The necessities:

Clothespins. I used mini ones here as they were more to scale to my vintage photos.

Twine, string, ribbon, or whatever is handy at the moment.
I used hemp for this banner, leftover from my hemp necklace making days… remember those??

Photos, naturally.
I ended up using a mix of both old and new- for color and sentimental value 🙂

All together now.

Simply arrange your photos in the order you’d like them to hang, as looks most pleasing.

Fasten the photo to the string with your clothespin.

This is a photo of my Grandma, Stella. I love how carefree and full of life she looks here; I can almost imagine that I’m right there with her that summer, on the lake with her betrothed.

Now hang, and you’re done!


1 minute project: shot glass vase

What better way to put your extensive shot glass collection to use, while justifying that funny mojitos-with-breakfast habit you picked up in college, than with this herbal “arrangement.” I place arrangement in quotes here as it unduly gives too much credit to the arranger… but you get the idea.

Step 1: pluck your fresh herbs of choice- given the aforementioned mojito habit, I’ve chosen mint here.
Step 2: dust off your until-now-forgotten double shot glass (who actually measures liquor drinks out?) and fill with water
Ste 3: place herbs in shot glass, or several, on the center of your table, at a place setting, windowsill, or next to the stove for easy cooking access.

Combining boozy memories and soon to be muddled new ones– the perfect Sunday project in my book.