When making a space really feel like home, it is often the personal touches that do so. A photo gallery is a great addition to a home because it surrounds you with some of your favorite memories. Photos that you can see and touch always hold a special place in our hearts. Gallery walls are a much loved wall art feature in interior decorating but as a DIYer, they can be a bit daunting to figure out how to make the frames all match and how to display them evenly. That is why I am so happy to have discovered Shiner Photo. They do custom photo prints on wooden squares with an easy to display system. Shiner Photo provided me with several handmade photo blocks to facilitate my review.
How To Make A Gallery Wall The Easy Way!
Interior Designer, Laura Thurman, says a gallery wall “can real show-stopper. Just be sure to space everything equal distance apart.” Often time gallery walls struggle to come together because there are too many types and sizes of frames in use.
Easy Way To Arrange Photos
Shiner Photo Blocks solve this challenge by hand printing your favorite photos onto wooden blocks for your wall. Now you don’t have to worry about frames or about varying sizes because Shiner photo squares are all the same size. This makes it very easy to arrange a photo gallery wall. They are all frameless yet beautifully mounted on wood which provides a pretty natural element to your home decor.
Easy Way To Hang Photos
Not only do these photo squares solve the problem of arranging the photos in a way that fits well, they also make it so easy to hang the gallery wall! Shiner photos has a unique, ingenious hanging system that makes hanging incredibly simple and causes minimum holes in the wall. First of all, each of the photo wall tiles has a magnet within the photo block. They then provide you with metallic tacks so hanging each block only requires one tiny tack hole. They also provide you with a gallery wall template so that you can hang photo block equal distance apart with ease. I was just blown away at how clever these photo blocks are and how easy they make it to install any pattern you like.
The photo blocks can be arranged in any pattern you like such as a simple square or rectangle. I like those shapes because they make it easy add to your family photo gallery wall by just adding a new row each year. But you could also do a more complex pattern like a heart or a cross, etc. The paper photo hanging template that arrives with your photo allows you to evenly space your design whatever you chose.
Shiner Photo Blocks Review
So you have already seen that the design of the Shiner Photo Blocks sets them apart in a really cool, functional way. They are also so just beautifully printed. Shiner Photo is small family shop in Chicago and they print each photo on high-quality, handmade birchwood blocks which is also pretty unique. They don’t have that bumpy texture that photo canvas prints have. They are smooth and high detailed photos.
Printed Photos Are Magical
The founder, Leo Rosen says, “My mission is to help people pick out the gems of their memories and adorn their walls in celebration. ” The photo blocks are perfect for capturing family moments and saving them in time. They are also perfect for capturing family travels and life events.
My husband and I recently celebrated our 17th anniversary and we took a family trip back to Costa Rica where we had our honeymoon. I chose to make a gallery wall with some of our favorite photos of the trip to commemorate the special occasion.
We had so much fun hiking the rain forest around the Arenal Volcano, checking out the beaches in Jaco, and exploring the cloud forest canopy in Santa Elena. And now I will always cherish the wood blocks that help capture those memories. I chose to display them under a mirror we got in Costa Rica that is framed by a slice of wood and a toucan painting.
Versatile- Can Be Used On Walls Or Stand Alone
Because each Shiner Photo Block has a magnet in it, this means that they can just adhere to metal like the fridge or a locker or a metal filing cabinet.
Each Shiner Photo Block also comes with a hole and a wooden peg so that it can be turned into a kickstand for study display on an office desk or the mantel.
Order Your Photo Blocks And Bring Your Memories Home
Celebrate your life and all of the little moments it’s made of getting your photos printed. You can upload your photos to Shiner Photo or login to Instagram and select the photos you want to print. They make it easy.
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Would you like to create a photo gallery wall? I hope you have more confidence now about how to make a gallery wall. What appeals to you most about Shiner Photo blocks?