I chose a few pieces and trimmed some up so they would be close to the same length. I didn't want everything exact, because I was going to distress everything to make it look old. I laid out my pieces how I thought I wanted them (although this would change later).
After everything dried, I laid my pieces back out and decided to remove one of the boards to make the sign a little smaller.
I picked up these railroad nails a while back without really knowing what I was going to do with them. I just thought they looked intriguing with their embossed numbers showing the year they were used. They turned out to be the perfect thing for this project. I hammered two of them into my photo display to hold the jute twine for the photos.
Mini clothespins make it easy to switch out the photos seasonally or whenever we want to add something new. I'm addicted to printing my Instagram photos from my Postal Pix app on my phone. If you haven't tried it, you really should. It's so easy and fun.