Hello! Welcome to the final day of vintage photo week. So far, we've covered a variety of ways to tell the stories of your ancestors. Today, I want to talk about bringing those vintage photos out of the albums and using them in your everyday life.
I spent some time surfing the web and collected some ideas that I think you will find inspiring and really get you thinking about other ways to use your vintage photos.
I like to incorporate photos into my home decor. A couple easy things I like to do is display a layout or photos on my old typewriter.
Here are a couple more fun ideas using frames.
Perhaps an old window is more your style.
Take a look at this family tree wreath, complete with the names on fabric leaves.
Vintage photos hanging from branches is a beautiful center piece.
How about display photos in jars?
Create a banner with photos and memorabilia, if you have any, to really make it special.
You could even display them in vintage luggage.
How about making some coasters featuring your favorite vintage photos for everyday use? These would make a great gift too.
Party Decor and Gift Wrapping
You can also use the photos to make a meaningful focal point for a milestone birthday!
If you are feeling really ambitious you could try making a table runner. Isn't this amazing?
Use one to personalize a wrapped gift. It's the perfect touch!
This is just the beginning. There are so many amazing ideas on the web. I hope a few of these projects inspire you to use some of your photos for decor, parties and gift giving too.
I have one final note before I wrap up the week; please make sure you are using copies of your vintage photos in all of your projects. Without a negative, they are irreplaceable and should not be altered or damaged.
Thank you for hanging out with me this past week and allowing me to share my love of vintage photos with you!