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Published on September 14th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Rasterbator wall mount collage

Materials: 1x Tacksam Curtain rod set, 1x Dignitet curtain ring with clip

Description: 1: – measure your wall, make your photo collage with rasterbator and laminate your prints (I laminated mines matte).

*Tip: place a little number on the back of the prints for ordering, you can lose track of the order and start assembling a jigsaw out of the prints.

2: – install Tacksam curtain rod on the wall with screws or like I did, with a good double stick tape.

3: – trace easily the middle of all the prints and make holes with a nail – in the upper and bottom part (don’t put holes at the bottom of the last raw of prints).

4: – install the Dignitet clips hanging from the curtain rod and clipping the first raw of prints, then hanging from the bottom of prints and clipping the next ones.

5: – assemble the rows of prints to the curtain rod and enjoy a nice collage and a prettier wall.

~ Bogdan Boiangiu, Bucharest

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17 Responses to Rasterbator wall mount collage

  1. UrbanHomesteader says:

    First, great idea! But if I may suggest, I think a more durable installation might be had if the photos were first mounted to foam-core poster board.
    After first cutting the poster board into rough tiles slightly larger than the photo, use a spray adhesive, and carefully roll the photo out, taking care to prevent bubbles.
    Then, using a steel carpenter’s square, and a utility knife, trim each tile to the exact size desired.
    Practice a bit, so you can make a single, clean cut on each side.
    Use a little finishing nail to carefully punch a hole in the lower edge of each finished tile. (A bit of sturdy tape on the back of the tile will reenforce the hole, if necessary.)
    I realize this is a bit more work, but the result should be worth the effort, both in terms of durability, and visual appeal.
    If you’re feeling bold, it would be possible to fashion hooks from paper-clips, (colored or plain,) by first straightening them, then using a pliers to form the wire into a uniform-sized “|_|” shape, inserting that between each photo tile, and bending the ends outwards to form a loose staple. Of course, you’ll have to punch holes in both the top and bottom edges of your tiles.
    Using this method, you could also use the “Dignitets” wire curtain hanging system, to create much larger or wider wall hangings.

  2. Anonymous says:


    I brought DIGNITET (pack of 24 clips), I wanted to take out the open-end hook (that is hook on the clips) and change it to change it with close end, coz I dont’ like the open-end hook too thick.

    It’s thinking about how to change it .

  3. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    What a great idea! I’d surely go craZy myself though, IF I ever even got close to trying it!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi! I love this idea. How did you get the cat to be dotty like that?

  5. ArtSnark says:

    really cute idea. thanks for sharing

  6. Anonymous says:

    This is totally what I’m looking for cos my wall can’t be drilled as well. Thanx a lot for sharing this. Cant wait to try it out :D

  7. forty88 says:

    looks amazing. thanks for sharing!

  8. ady says:

    how do i print this it one by one?

  9. Danny says:

    Thank you for this. I have actually been looking for a program that will do this for some time now and this is great idea for hanging/displaying it.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wow very cool!! beautiful picture!

  11. Bogdan & Adina says:

    @Adam Snider
    Yes, I used double-stick tape because is really hard to drill a hole in my house’s concrete walls. Glad you liked it!

  12. Adam Snider says:

    The fact that good double-stick tape is enough to hold this up makes it a practical option for people who are renting, too. I like this idea, even just as a way of displaying a few individual photos without having to drill holes in the wall (though, I definitely like using it to create a giant poster like you’ve done here).

  13. Bogdan & Adina says:

    @ Anonymous Ye you are right, I will try and re-laminate the pages for a more straight look in the near future.

  14. This is a great idea. It would create a very unique look that’s a nice change from typical wall art.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Very good job! It looks amazing. I agree that two hooks per picture would make it look even better. That’s a fantastic idea.
    Dominique, Toronto, ON

  16. Lisa Rusczyk says:

    I love this idea. I will do it with my cavalier photos! Thanks!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Looks very nice. Perhaps it will look even better if you use 2 hooks per page? That way, the pages will be more straight down?

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