There’s nothing quite as captivating as walking into a home filled with printed photographs. Endless memories plastered across walls and fridges whispering stories of love and friendships, good times and precious moments. For the conventional, photographs are placed in carefully selected frames then nailed to the wall or held to the fridge by magnets. Job done, photographs displayed. But why not think outside the square a little and get a little creative when sharing our beloved pics (not that there’s anything wrong with conventionalism)? Here’s some simple, yet very creative and beautiful ideas for turning your memories into a creative photo collage to proudly display on your wall.
1. A Heart Photo Collage
Forget about going to a photo studio to get a photo collage made, you’ll be surprised to know how simple this really is.
Here’s How You Can Make It: Print your favorite photos that you would like to be displayed. Get a cardboard or a foam core board and cut it in a big heart shape making sure that there’s
enough space to fit in all your favorite pictures. With the help of adhesive, place photos one by one over the heart shaped board and let it dry for a couple hours. You can use a lamination sheet to protect the photos or simply apply a coat of mod podge directly over the photos. Mod podge will give your collage a finished look.
2. A Photo Family Tree
Take your family tree to a new level with this photo family tree.
Here’s How You Can Make It: You don’t have to be perfect with the size and design of the photos and frames. In fact, different size and shapes will create more diversity on the wall. If you’re particularly creative you can paint your tree directly on the wall. If you’re not so courageous and Picasso-like then you can just purchase a wall decal sticker set and stick that to your wall. Hang your pics spaced evenly around then branches.
3. Wall Full of Photos
There’s nothing quite as mesmerizing as lots of small photos all in one spot. Photos are bound with old memories and no matter how many times you flip through the pages of your album, they’ll always make you look back and smile. But wouldn’t it be better if all the special photos from your childhood, your trip to Italy, or your graduation day were displayed on the wall?
Here’s What You Can Do: So the idea is to create a huge collage that can cover most of your targeted wall. Measure the wall and accordingly get a foam core board/core flute. If you’re looking for straight lines rather than a mixed collage effect, grab a ruler and rule parallel lines across your core board to line your printed photographs up on. Print your favorite photos and simply paste them one by one on the board using adhesive. Once this step is complete, apply one coat of mod podge and let the collage dry overnight. Give it 24 hours to dry then hang in a prime viewing position.
4. Vintage Handbag Photo Decoration
If you can get your hands on vintage handbags, this is a very chic idea for photographic home deco work.
How You Can Make It: Get a basic photo frame and remove the back cover of the frame. Place the photo in the photo frame as usual and apply adhesive on all four sides of the frame. Carefully place the frame on the handbag and let it dry overnight. Place other ornaments or artificial flowers in the handbag and hang it on the wall. So very cool!!
So it’s okay and just a little bit cool to think outside the square when it comes to hanging photographs in your house. Whilst throwing them up in frame is perfectly lovely, adding a little contemporary artsy inspiration is absolutely delightful.
How do you display your photographs in your home or office?