#PinlessParenting: A One-Handed Wall Collage

One definite thing about parenting is re-learning how to do everything single-handedly, and sometimes even becoming slightly ambidexterous out of necessity. And while this wall collage wasn’t originally intended to be an example of the single handed use of Pinless Pics, a screaming baby who just wanted to be held halfway through the project ultimately made that determination.

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Remember to adjust your printer settings accordingly for gloss or matte photo paper, depending on which you’re using.

Remember to adjust your printer settings accordingly for gloss or matte photo paper, depending on which you’re using.

Forget frames, hammers and nails. Nobody who has to appease a fussy infant has time for that. All you need for this collage is your computer, a printer and Pinless Pics. Printing pictures while holding a baby is doable (I can vouch for that because I’m typing this with mine in my lap) — just be sure and remember to change the settings based on the paper type for best results (“premium glossy” in this case). After printing, I trimmed the edges so that all four sides had a similar width white border (alternatively, you can eliminate the white space by either re-sizing to letter and print frameless, or trimming off the edges).

Then comes the best part — all you have to do is peel off the backing, press on the wall, and adjust until you’ve got the perfect layout. I had to play with the placement of my photos a little bit, but that’s the big benefit of using Pinless products: you can take them down and reposition until they are just right.

If you’re a stickler for straight lines, you may need a level too, but if you don’t feel like getting out a level, you can always remove and restick Pinless products until you get them straight!

If you’re a stickler for straight lines, you may need a level too, but if you don’t feel like getting out a level, you can always remove and restick Pinless products until you get them straight!

‘Pre-baby” wall collage that was easily removed (and re-attached above the mantle) to make room for the baby love.

‘Pre-baby” wall collage that was easily removed (and re-attached above the mantle) to make room for the baby love.

This kind of damage-free decor is also perfect for dorm rooms or if you’re renting and can’t put nails in your walls. They last until they need to be removed, whether it is one day, one week, or years. With Pinless Pics, you can print your travel photos, photos from your birthday party, or maybe even your Instagram photos from a trip to your local botanical garden.

If you’re a traditionalist that likes hanging frames, this kind of removable collage can also be a great starting point for arranging the layout and choosing which pictures to put up. Essentially, simulate your wall collage to make sure it looks right before you accidentally nail an unsightly hole in the wrong spot. Since it’s professional quality photo paper, you can even use the same photos in your frames — and get perfect centering to the mat or backing due to the dry adhesive — so nothing is “lost in translation”.