As scrapbookers the majority of us love our photos and displaying them is one way to extend our scrapbooking passion into our home. Consider unexpected ways to incorporate photos as well as traditional ways.
I love WCS contributor Jody's wall of photos.
From WCS contributor Monika Wright:
"After a bit of searching and price comparisons, we chose to purchase our ledges and frames both from Pottery Barn. The cost was a little higher than we wanted to pay, but we felt that if we would want to purchase additional frames or ledges over time, we could do that without too much fear that the items would be discontinued. These frames are a season-to-season basic for PB.
Do It Yourself photo display projects
Polaroid Magnet Board:
From WCS contributor Angie Lucas:
one piece of pre-cut sheet metal from Lowe's (approximately 25 inches by 25 inches)
two sheets of fabric paper from American Crafts' Dear Lizzy line
one package Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Multi-Purpose Felt Pads
wide grosgrain ribbon
two wire baskets (original purpose: holding soap or sponges in the shower)
Polaroids or other photographs
- Measure the number of fabric-paper strips you'll need to cut in order to cover all edges of the sheet metal. Cut them. (My strips are about 3 inches wide, making a 1 1/2-inch border on the front and on the back.)
- If desired, cut around the polka dots freehand for a scalloped look.
- Fold each strip of fabric paper around the edge of the sheet metal, covering all exposed metal edges. (This helps protect your walls from being damaged by the sharp metal.) I recommend fabric paper here because it's self-adhesive and sticks easily and securely.
- Run Tissue Tape around the edges as well for extra padding and a fun decorative touch.
- Drill two holes in the sheet metal for your ribbon to go through. (I backed the holes with felt pads which had been punched through the center with a Crop-a-Dile—this keeps the sharp holes from cutting through the ribbon.) Thread ribbon through the holes and knot. Tie the ribbon in a bow and trim the ends.
- Add additional felt pads to pop the magnet board out from the wall just a bit.
- Decorate the wire baskets if desired and use hot glue to attach magnets to the backs
- Tie the ribbon in a big, loopy bow. Hang your creation on a nail or a hook on the wall.
- Select eight favorite Polaroid shots and put them on display. Fill the baskets with extra Polaroid shots (or regular prints if you wish), so family members can regularly switch out the featured photos.
Visit Angie's blog for more photos and tips.
A simple playful photo display I like is to take large frames and wrap them in fabric then add some wire and you have an instant display. I attach photos with clothespins. It is super easy to swap photos out. I want to cover a wall with these- but haven't collected enough frames yet.
(forgive the photo quality, my battery died so I had to use my son's camera)
I did a TV segment last month on how to make spool frames.
Now for some yummy displays I found on the web.
Oh my this is lovely, the question is how long would it last at my house?
I like the idea of photo plates, however, you would have to crop very carefully.
The classic wire and clip display is simple and eye catching.
A grouping of these would look so nice, could even be scrapbook layouts. ( I think Layle did this somewhere on her blog)
Simple and vintage single photo holder, how to here.
I leave you with this awesome idea-
The big question is, which one are you going to make?