Hi Friends! My daughter’s 6th grade class is graduating next month and they voted on a red carpet themed ceremony (click here for main post). So many ideas to choose from! This idea was one of the easiest and cheapest ones to make. I wanted to be able to display baby pictures on the walls of the multipurpose room. I decided I wanted them to look like film strips (even though the kids won’t know what film is!) but the adults will. This is how I made the DIY film strip decoration!.
Red Carpet Film Strip Decoration
I used black butcher paper for the background. Our school has some so I didn’t even have to buy any! Actually the only thing I had to pay for on this project was printing the pictures. The yearbook had collected baby pictures from the 6th grade parents to but in the yearbook so I was able to get the pictures from our amazing editor. I just ordered all of them in 5x7s. Some were horizontal and some vertical so I made strips that went both ways. I put anywhere from four to six pictures on each strip.
I used my Cricut to cut out over 300 rectangles! I used my older Cricut. I needed a lot of rectangles so I auto filled 2 12×12 white cardstock sheets. I made them all 1 inch in length. The black strips I cut out were about 10.5 inches wide which fit the 5×7 pictures and a rectangle on each side with some room for black space in between everything. I used a Zig glue pen which made it easy to just put a drop of glue down since I had to glue over 300 rectangles down and I just aligned them by sight. No great measurements. I put one on each side of the pictures on both sides to align them that way and then just eyeballed the ones that went in between. Pretty easy DIY film strip decoration project that will look cute up on the wall with the caption “A Star is Born…”.
Click here to see all the directions for the evening! Here is the finished product!
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