It's the first day of summer! I don't much like summer heat, but I do like to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes. I've had too much going on lately to finish a picture, but it is time to switch out the seasonal picture I have on one wall of my spare room, so I though I would show how I set up this “installation”.
If you're like me and like big pictures on your walls but don't have a lot of money for framed prints, there are other options. Zazzle offers banners for pretty good prices, so I decided to use them for this room that I recently painted. I actually decided to use four different pictures, one for each season, and since I had already picked out the lavender paint I meant to use I chose four pictures that would go with it—Cherry Blossom Globe, Glittering Caves of Aglarond, Autumn Guardian, and A Winter Night's Dream.
Zazzle offers “power tabs” to go with the banners that basically provide a reinforced hole for a cord to hang the banner, but I decided using screws would be more stable and flatter against the wall. So I carefully cut holes for the screws in the corners of each banner and used the power tabs for reinforcement. And I bought decorative screw caps to hide the screw heads.
If you were only using one banner this would be sufficient, but I wanted to switch out four different banners without having to remove the screws each time, so I had to make sure the holes were big enough to fit over the screw head and the base for the screw cap. That way I can just lift off the banner and hook the new one over the screws. I also added a velco strip in the middle of the top edge for extra support.
So now I've got a different picture for every season! Check out the banners I've got on Zazzle and see if there are any you're interested in—and I'll be adding more!