With the amount of photographs we take on our mobile phones, it’s time to start thinking about printing a few of them. Sure you could stick them in a photo album, scrapbook them or even do some cool photo collages . But have you ever thought about turning the gorgeous photos printed on your Pringo into a hanging photo mobile. And no, hanging mobiles aren’t just for babies, as you’ll soon see, these gorgeous handing mobiles are fabulous enough to hang as a feature in your loungeroom!
Here’s 5 beautiful ideas for creating a DIY hanging mobile with your Pringo photos:
1. Embroidery Hoop Hanging Photo Mobile
A simple and elegant way of displaying your Pringo photos, all you need is a little picture wire, 3 different sized embroidery hoops, some tiny timber pegs, a hot glue gun and your printed photos. The beauty of this one is you can change the photos as much as you wish. Head to natalme for the full tutorial.
2. Driftwood photo display
You don’t need to include tonnes of photos to make this DIY photo display look stunning. In fact just two or three will do the trick. All you’ll need is a couple of pieces of driftwood, a few timber pegs (the white ones really set it off), some white craft twine and your printed photos. Like this one, depending on the effect you’re hoping for you can print and display a favourite quote as one of your photos. Full tutorial for this at Morning Creativity.
3. Rustic DIY hanging photo mobile
Your DIY hanging photo mobile doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. This one found at mechant design is put together with a timber pot hanger, some cooking twine and natural timber pegs. This would be a great piece of hanging art for the kitchen giving you a great opportunity to clear the photos on your fridge and hang them from your photo mobile instead.
4. DIY Photo Chandelier
If you have high ceilings or a stairwell in your house, this DIY photo chandelier would make a perfectly artistic showpiece. Print off as many photos on your Pringo photo printer as you can manage and string from your hanging mobile. Just gorgeous. This awesome idea was created by Studio B and La-Maf.
5. Natural DIY hanging mobile
It’s clear from this one that you don’t need to spend oodles of money to create a perfect piece of photo art. This one can be created simply with a small branch, string, tape, scissors and your Pringo photos. So simple yet so pretty!! Full tutorial over at photojojo.
So you see, hanging mobiles (especially photo mobiles) aren’t just for kids’ rooms, these little guys make great home decor and even better presents. Plus they’re interchangeable depending on the season, the occasion or your mood.
Disclaimer: This blog post is not condoning or recommending hanging a mobile above a child’s cot or bassinet due to the dangers and risk of choking/strangulation.