May 28, 2016

Getting crafty for graduation

We've been busy getting our house and yard in order for Emma's senior graduation open house.  Last weekend, we hauled 15 yards of mulch.
It's my least favorite thing to do, but the flower beds and our backyard woods do look all nice and tidy again.

Emma wanted something different to use for picture boards to display at her upcoming open house.    Chris found a couple of screen doors at a local thrift store and after painting them, he removed the screen and replace it with chicken wire.

Tiny clothes pins found at the Dollar Tree attach the photos to the chicken wire.
The doors are hinged together so that they can stand up.

Because I needed a glue gun fix, I ended up making a bunting to hang across the doors.  I think it turned out really neat and Emma has been having fun going through photo albums to find pictures to hang on her doors.

Although she doesn't graduate until June 2nd, her school held a senior assembly this past Thursday.  What a beautiful event and the weather was perfect for outdoor photos.  

It's nonstop celebrations right now.


craftyles said...

I love the screen door idea. How fun. Enjoy the celebrations!

Patti said...

She is so pretty - what a fun party you will all have. I love the screen door idea! Enjoy every minute!

Lynn said...

Very exciting! I love the idea for the pictures-enjoy:@)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a clever idea! The girls look so happy. Congrats to Emma & enjoy all the celebrations.

20 North Ora said...

Congratulations! Love your photo screens.

Have a great weekend.


vivian said...

what a fantastic idea! and you will be able to use those doors for other occasions! Im thinking of all the possibilities! this is the most exciting time for all the graduates. I Loved when my babies graduated, planning parties and attending soo many other parties. those were the summers we ate super duper well as there were parties every weekend! lol! I know you're loving life right now. Im happy for you all! have fun!

Pam Kessler said...

Such an exciting time for all of you! Well, except for mulch-ageddon! But the parties, the fun, the food. The GRADUATION!!! How exciting!

Jboo said...

Congrats Emma. Love your clever idea to display photos!

Margaret said...

So exciting! Everything will be great. Mulch is my least favorite task as well but so worth it afterwards for the look. You can so much fun with those chicken wire doors after her party too! I would have fun with them!

Donna said...

Congrats to Emma! You must be so proud, Kim! Love, love, love your screen door and bunting idea, how fun!!