Heirloom Artwork

Decorating your home is a reflection of you and your family. It can be sentimental and special with personalized artwork as a bonus. Aimee Weaver of My Pink Life is all about hanging personalized artwork in her home. She decided to take a page from her grandmother’s diary and enlarge it.

“I got it printed as an engineering print through Staples, and hung it in a frame from Ikea. I didn’t get to know my grandmother before she died. She was my mom’s mother and lived in rural Ohio. It was interesting reading her diary and catching a glimpse of her life. She was Amish and most of her days were spent sewing, gardening, cooking and baking. I wish I could remember her.”

This is such a simple way to personalize artwork. You could use a page from a book, or a graduation certificate, or any other important or special paper that you want to remember.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

1. Scan your document and save on your computer.

2. Upload the image to Staples Copy & Print section of their website here and choose “Engineering Print”.

3. Select the size you want. They come in 18″ x 24″, 24″ x 36″, and 36″ x 48″ and they don’t cost more than $8.

4. You can have the print delivered or you can pick it up at a store for free.

5. Cut the image to size if needed and frame. If you don’t want to do the scanning yourself, you can take the document into a copy/print store and they will do it for you.

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Source: Aimee Weaver
Photography: Aimee Weaver

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