DIY Photo Clip Garland

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Laundry is a bore – why not get crafty with those clothespins instead? Transform them into a charming Photo Clip Garland!

Your photos deserve to be displayed for the world to see, and this garland is here to take care of just that.

With a little knowhow, you can whip up a photo clip garland quicker than your washing machine can complete a spin cycle.

The awesome bit? Clothespins make changing up the photos a snap!

Learn How to Make Your Own Photo Clip Garland


Photo clip garlands are interchangeable in a jiffy, and give your photos just the attention they deserve. And of course this is total DIY gift material, wouldn’t you say?



  • Clothespins
  • Cardstock
  • Wrapping paper with a motif you can cut out
  • Scissors
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Glue Stick
  • String

STEP 1: Tie

before Cut a piece of string as long as you would like your garland to be then tie up the back bit of each of the clothespins, making sure they are evenly spaced out along the piece of string.

STEP 2: Stick

beforeStick a small piece of double sided tape on the front of each clothespin (this should be opposite the side that is tied up).

STEP 3: Cut

beforeRoughly cut around the edges of the cutest bits of your wrapping paper, the animals/flowers/patterns that will perch on your pins.

Don’t worry about making it perfect as you will be cutting it out carefully in just a tick.

STEP 4: Reinforce

beforeGlue the pieces you just cut out onto your cardstock.

STEP 5: Cut

beforeNow, cut out the motif very neatly around the edges.

STEP 6: Stick

beforeRemove the protective layer from the double sided tape and stick down a decorative tidbit onto each clothespin.

Find a blank wall to tape or tie your Photo Clip Garland to and start clipping up them snaps.

Taking It Further

  • Use buttons to decorate your clothespins
  • Ditch the string and stick some magnetic tape on the back of the clothespins to keep your photos clipped on the fridge
  • Use paperclips instead of clothespins

You love love, and you love it big time. So, go BIG this Valentine’s Day.

Print up a 3 foot x 4 foot Engineer Print to show your love BIG time.

Read along to see three fun ways to spread the love to friends, crushes and soulmates using photos!


1. Mailbox Surprise

Just fold up your Engineer Print, pop it in an envelope and mail it to your long-distance love.

Parabo Press’s EPs (as the cool kids call ‘em) are printed on extra thin paper, perfect for easy hanging and mailing too!

Yeah, your print will get creases in it, but we just love the idea of your giftee unfolding and unfolding and unfolding to reveal the biggest Valentine they’ve ever received.


2. Pin the Heart on the Babe

We may have spent a bit extra time on this part of the photoshoot in the Photojojo Office … this game is serious fun! Everyone gave it a go.

Print up a photo of your favorite heartthrob, cut out some hearts, procure a blindfold, give the first contestant a good spin, and watch them just try to find their way to that cutie’s heart.

It’s the perfect pastime for a Galentine’s Party or a cozy night in – just you, mood music, a box of chocolates and an EP of Michael B. Jordan.


3. Surprise! I love you!

Engineer Prints (available in color and B&W) are the perfect width to tape in your
standard door.

Tape your face looking into a room with an inward opening door to give your favorite someone a BIG surprise.

Just make sure your intended recipient is in the room when you stick up that print.



What are you waiting for?


Three Lovely Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Using Photos

We get it. You need the perfect costume idea.

Whelp, if you like snapping photos and having fun (you sound like our favorite kind of person) look no further!

Check out four easy costume ideas that’ll get you all the best candy (full size only).

Inspector Gadget

Fill a trench coat with gizmos and give your friends a fright followed by relief when they realize you did not dress as a streaker.



Hang the Photo Rope from your neck and use magnets to hang your favorite photos. You’re everyone’s favorite stream of photos. *Liked*


  • A Black Outfit
  • Photo Rope
  • Square Prints (get ‘em free from Parabo Press)

A Beautiful Unicorn

Throw magical colorful clouds around, wherever you go! The more color you fling the more colorful your costume will become.


A Real-Live Photo Booth

Document your favorite costumes and hand out prints as you go. You can even charge your pals for print … just like a real photo booth.


Do you have a super photo-related costume idea? Tell us over on Instagram – we’re @photojojo. Or, show us with #photojojo.

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