I’m writing because I have a decorating question I’d like to crowdsource to the creative readers of Offbeat Home. I have a lot of postcards that I want to use to decorate my new apartment, but I can’t quite figure out how. In my previous place, I tried that Blu-tack stuff (left faint stains on the walls and postcards, which often fell down) and tape (sticks permanently to the postcards, which I dislike). I don’t like the look of thumbtacks and while I’ve considered framing them, that would mean a LOT of frames, which could make the walls look cluttered as well as be potentially expensive.
How can I incorporate these postcards in my decor in an aesthetically-pleasing and durable way? -Ioana
Ooh ooh, I’ll go first! This is pretty low-design and done on a budget of zero, but here’s how I display stuff like that.
I call it “the discordant but dainty clothesline.”
Assembly takes about 30 seconds: I used two thumbtacks to anchor a couple old pieces of ribbon I found, combined with some mini-clothespins that were left behind at my baby shower. The result? A nice place to hang cards, snapshots, and other bits of paper ephemerata.
Homies, that’s just my beyond low-budget solution. Got any other ideas? Let’s rub our crowd sources together! (Just the tips!)