I made this for our engagement party, it sat nicely next to our wishing well.


  • 1 Wooden ladder of your choice
  • 1 x 2 metre roll of brown twine
  • 1 packet Miniature pegs (I got mine off EBay)
  • 12 x 10cm x 10cm prints (or more if your ladder is larger)
  • 1 can White spray paint - amount needed may vary depending on size of ladder
  • 1 can Your choice colour spray paint
  • 1 Mask to protect from the paint fumes.


  1. Spray paint your pegs in whatever colour you'd like, and spray paint the first layer of your ladder! Once your pegs are all coloured in whatever you choose, do a second and third layer of paint on your ladder until it looks just how you want it, whether it be rustic and imperfect, or completely painted.
  2. Once your ladder and pegs are completed and dry. Take your string and measure out the right amount by attaching it to your ladder, I did a zig zag pattern as you can see, and on my small ladder it fits 12 photographs.
  3. Once you have your string in the perfect place, start attaching your photos to the string with your mini pegs! And there we have it! With two children it took me about 4 days all together and was a really fun project that I am so proud of.

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  • I love the lights through the pictures


  • Lovely idea. I will propable omit painting as i love old wood look.


  • Well done, superb job. Would be awesome in the kids rooms. So easy to add different ambience by simply changing the pictures!


  • Great job. It looks awesome.


  • Love the look. Amazing display of memories.


  • Stunning way to display photographs. What I also love is that it’s easy to swap and change the photos for special occasions or just when you get bored with them


  • Great idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing this.


  • that is soo cool. One can have something similar in a nursery as well… lovely!!


  • Oooohhhh, so it’s an event photo display. I was thinking an every day way to display photos and was worried about it tipping over on someone. Looks great


  • A great upcycling project – it looks really great!


  • What a beautiful ladder love it


  • There would be too many ladders in my house, I have too many awesome photo’s I would want to use.

    • That sound’s like a great idea for when my child turns 10 next year


  • What a cute and clever idea!


  • What a great idea. This would be an awesome way of decorating a wedding area.


  • great use of old ladder. I have one which is going to be modified after your ceative idea.


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