Monday, November 24, 2014

Show Off Your Photos!

The holidays are upon us and we will all probably be taking lots of photos.  Where will they end up? For many of us, on our computer, tablet, on "the Cloud" or in some other cyber-storage space.  There are a lot of creative ways to display your photos but you have to print them first! And since the holidays ARE now officially upon us, there is no time like the present to get ready to display the pictures you take! 

I really enjoy Shutterfly.  I love that you can edit your photos yourself, upload them, and have them delivered to your door.  If you don't want just "normal" pictures, they can even put them on calendars, wall art, place mats and tons of other home decor products.  Any of these would make great gifts.  

But if you decide to go with prints, here are a few options for displaying them once they arrive. Because most of these require some DIY work, you can tailor these ideas for your own home:

Use an old book as a photo album. (Tutorial to follow soon)
 Old windows are a great way to show off your family. I used small eye hooks to connect a chain across the panels and used vintage earrings to attach the photos.

Vintage pants hangers made displays for my son's apartment billiard photos
Repurposed mousetraps attached to a scrap board create a fun, unique way to display up to three 8X10 photos
 Glass containers of almost any shape or size can hold multiple or single photos.  This jar sits in my living room and is filled with old photos.
 
I love how the folks over at Apartment Therapy used vintage bottles to display single photos
A wreath of any kind makes a lovely photo display but I really like this burlap wreath from Thistlewood Farms.
Liz Marie Blog used boards, wire and a few simple items for her photos and you could easily change these photos whenever you like.
 I adore ladders, frames AND old pictures so this display featured over at Itsy Bits and Pieces really grabbed my heart!
 
And finally, how about this clever idea?  A wall clock using family photos created by Arts and Crackers.  It's a clever way to have a gallery wall in your home.
So this year, let's really try to get those pictures off of our devices, into our homes and on display!
 











5 comments:

  1. I love all of these great ideas for displaying photos! The vintage wood hanger is such a fun idea!

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  2. Love these display ideas, especially the window, bottles and ladder ones! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Blessings, Deborah

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  3. There's nothing like a beautiful album, like yours, to preserve sweet memories from the past. I love making them!
    JP

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