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DIY engineer prints of your kids

dIY engineer prints of your kids
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If you’ve been on instagram (click here to follow me on intagram) or pinterest I’m sure you’ve seen those really big black and white photos you can do of your kids.  They are also called “engineer prints” and I have been wanting to do them for my two boys for awhile now. I typically don’t decorate with many pictures throughout our home but I thought these were a fun way to add some personality to a room.

Here are my tips for DIY engineer prints of your kids:

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1.) Start with a plain background. I chose a blank white wall in my house and used that as my backdrop. This will make your subject (in this case your child) pop.

DIY engineer prints of your kids

2.) You’re gonna want to use a quality camera. Because these are engineered prints, if you were to use the camera on your phone, the picture is going to come out very pixelated. Using a camera will keep your image clear.

3.) Do some editing. I like to use the Lightroom App to brighten my photos. And then I made them black and white.

DIY engineer prints of your kids

diy engineer prints of your kids


4.) Get them printed. I had these printed at Staples for like $3.50 each. (They are 24×36 inches)

5.) Frame them. I chose these white frames from Amazon. But if you’re hanging them on a lighter wall I think a dark brown or black frame would look good.

dIY engineer prints of your kids


Now for my next project … convincing the hubs to whitewash this knotty pine to modernize it a bit. What do you think?

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Check out some of my other projects here:

Whitewashed brick fireplace

Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover

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  • Reply
    November 4, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Love this idea!

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    Margaret @ Live Like No On Else
    December 4, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    This is a great inexpensive option for quite the impact in your home. I love this idea! 🙂

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    Zaneta The Work At Home Mama
    December 13, 2019 at 9:31 am

    This is so adorable!! I think I will try this once my baby boy is born in April. Thanks for sharing!

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    December 13, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you! These are super cute and I will try this with my daughter.

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    December 14, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Saving this do to with my guys!! Love this idea! They came out so great but are relatively simple!

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    Makeup Muddle
    February 9, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Oh my gosh these are so cute! I love the black and white style of the prints xo

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    July 8, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Those are adorable! Kids and DIY! 🙂 Thank you for sharing it at Farmhouse Friday! Enjoy those sweet faces. pinned

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      July 9, 2022 at 6:28 am

      Thank you so much Cindy! I need to do updated ones since the boys are bigger now!

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