Tuesday, February 16, 2010

polaroid heart

For awhile it seemed I was spotting the polaroid shaped heart everywhere and it was calling my name. The trouble was I didn't know where to put it. I have big plans for our favorite song lyrics above the piano but it needed something right away... for a couple reasons. First, that wall was feeling very neglected and second because Collin has been playing the piano lots lately and it's not fun to stare at a wall... since we moved the piano away from the window.

A couple tips if you want to make your own wall I used these 3M command strips. Same adhesive strips I used for the random K collage.
I also used a mix of real polaroid, Polaroid Notes these are so awesome and made my own. I scanned in a polaroid. Next, I sized it to make sure it was actual size. Then I edited and cropped photos & dropped them onto the scan & saved them individually. Last, printed them out. Also, Polaroid has a website that will change any photo you have into a polaroid here. I laid out the polaroids on the ground how I want them. Measured the photos on the ground then measured the wall and marked where the bottom was. I started from the bottom up... is anyone still reading this? ;)
My favorite songs right now that Collin plays and sings (Quincey loves singing along) The Hardest Part and Death & All His Friends both by Coldplay. Apologize by One Republic is pretty rad too.
Oh, I can't forget Christmas Monkey. What? You've never heard of that one. It's a new track by Avery. Two words--Christmas Monkey over and over and over to the tune of Jingle Bells.

37 comments:

Rachel said...

i do love those polaroids. wish i still had my old camera.
I just read your story of getting the piano. i CANNOT believe he found that at a yard sale. we have one similar but it is ugly old brown :( I was just telling my husband how you had our piano only in WHITE! i do love it! do you mind telling the brand? none of us really play the piano but it is so fun for the kids to play on it and one day.....i will learn!

Joanne said...

Wow thanks for the link to Poladroid, its awesome :) Will sure come in handy, and its fun too.

piradee talvanna said...

and yes, still reading :)
love the idea and your pictures are gorgeous (as always) and a big thanks for the link!

Nancy W said...

Love it and love seeing Quincey with her daddy! hugs from Conroe, tx!

Tiffany said...

I saw the Polaroid heart at a store and I am dying to make one in our new home. Thanks for the tips. It looks great over your piano.

Rhonna Farrer said...

u r just 2 cute!
love u!
xox
R

s a n s k u :) said...

my last posting just had a polaroid heart in it. :) tip: if you get www.photoscape.com (free)you can also change any photo into a polaroid.

Tickled Pink said...

I just love the songs kids make up...there is nothing better in the whole world than to hear them sing!!!!

Sammie said...

I'm guessing Avery watched the Curious George Christmas special? My son liked the Christmas monkey song too!

Tina said...

Ohhhh gorgeous !! Thank you for the link !!! xx Tina

~Sasha Farina~ said...

that is so beautiful.. and oh, christmas monkey, that's a hit over here Avery ;)

Lacey said...

Gotta love "Curious George Christmas Movie" (as my boys called it...) thank goodness they didn't freak when I deleted it off the DVR! btw... now I have that song stuck in my head! hahaha

Jami Balmet said...

Oh that is such a cute idea!!! I love it..what a great way to cover a whole wall!!

Ami said...

Que bonito!!!! Me gusta mucho la idea, y encima del piano es el mejor sitio para colocarlo.
Todo inspiracion.
Besos

elizabeth said...

how ironic! cause we never saw curious george christmas show.

Melissa Mann said...

beautiful display!

Elisa said...

how beautiful look that wall now!!!! I guess is more inspiring playing now in front of all of those pics.
Thanks for sharing how you did it :)
xoxo

Scrappy Girl said...

I love that polaroid heart...too cute!

Now I've got Christmas Monkey stuck in my head...lol

Jen said...

CREATIVE!! Love it!

emily said...

so cute! I love it.

Meet Virginia said...

that is too cool i love it!

JENNIE! said...

love, love it... I am going to get started on it right now!

*reyanna klein* said...

Oh, looks awesome! I SO love Polaroids, and I'm so glad i have so many of them... from back in the day. :-)

Thanks for sharing this!

Oh! Also, got my first batch of Dear Lizzy yesterday at Archiver's. SO excited to start playing today! WOOHOO! :D

Kelly Goree said...

totally cracking up because christmas monkey is a staple in this house AND in my best friend's house (she has a 2yo ;)). hee

Would love love to win some of your awesome goodies! i've been trying desperately to find the ribbon somewhere but it seems everyone is out?! waaaaaahhh

ZoiHoku said...

poloroids - LOVE!
hearts - LOVE!
the two combined - SUPER LOVE!!! very cute.

rkokes said...

what an awesome project! love it!

Kelsey and Riley said...

incredible, i love it!

Heather Gates said...

This project is so great! I've telling all my friends about it.

Mindy said...

totally unrelated...Did you ever put together a tutorial for the felt gift bags you made for mothers day??? Wanted to make as easter bag for daughters first easter!!! And I am so jealous you have musical talent in your household :0)

amytangerine said...

love all this polaroid info, thanks!!

Kimberly Perez said...

what a great idea!! that is such a great way to spruce up a bare wall. Thanks for the tips!

Latrice said...

Super cook polaroid idea! I have the quick kitz polaroid die. I should totally steal your idea. I've been searching for something to go above our bed. Love it all....and I read the whole thing! LOL!

Hayley said...

Elizabeth - What did you print your own pics on?

TIA
Hayley

Amy said...

so fun! i love that poladroid site - isnt' it awesome? :)

Winter said...

Too cute and what a great picture! I love Apologize by One Republic! :)

Shemaine Smith said...

oh I'm a super huge Coldplay fan! I love those songs too! Hubby surprised me this year for our Anniversary and got us tickets to see them at Irvine Meadows. It was an amazing show and I especially love that they came all the way back to the lawn to play to us too!

alicia.king said...

Avery's too cute!