DIY Uses for Family Photos
Creative Things to Do with Photos
If you happen to have tons of family photos that you haven’t organized or done anything with, consider creating something new and original. You can print them out and decorate your free wall space. Alternatively, you can make a digital photo collage and use it as a desktop wallpaper. There are so many cool things to do with pictures! So, instead of simply storing them on your phone or computer, browse through these top creative ways to turn a boring library of images into masterpieces.
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Make a Map-Shaped Photo Frame
What to do with tons of photos from family vacations that you have been storing for years? Put them on a map! If you are skillful enough, print out or draw a map of the world and place your travel photos in the countries they have been taken. A map-shaped photo frame makes a great decoration as well as allows you to see how many wonderful places you and your family have been to.
Put Together a Family Photo Puzzle
Does your family like riddles and puzzles? Another great option for using these amazing photographs is to print them as a puzzle. You can easily do it yourself: purchase a puzzle of the desired size and complexity, print the image you would like to use, glue it to the surface of the puzzle, and cut the pieces in the right shape. You can also go to a photo studio where professionals will do it for you. Later, have a family evening and try to assemble this custom puzzle together.
Create a Family Picture Collage
One more way of using many family photos in one package is to create a family photo collage. You can make a traditional collage with glue and paper but is it worth messing up your space at home? Use the miracles of modern technology and combine your best photos with an easy-to-use collage maker for PC. A cute photo collage is a great gift idea, tasteful decoration, and a nice way to preserve precious family moments.
Print Your Photos on a Pastry
What to do with family photos if you also like baking? You can combine these passions and create cakes, marshmallows, and cupcakes with family pictures. The only thing you need, except the ability to bake, is to purchase the so-called icing paper or frosting sheets. Print your photos using these edible papers, and put them on your delicious creations. Most professional bakeries will help you print a high-quality photo on an edible paper. It will be a perfect dessert for a family gathering.
Put Family Pictures on T-Shirts
Another tip in the list of fun things to do with photos is to put them on t-shirts. It works great with hilarious and awkward photos where you make a funny face or a grimace. These t-shirts will be perfect for your next family vacation when you are all together. It is also a great gift idea that shows how much you value and appreciate your family members with their little quirks.
Create Unique Jewelry
If you like jewelry, try creating a ring or a locket with a photo. Purchase a ring with a big surface or an empty locket, print out your photo in the correct size or simply cut it out. The process might be a little too complicated, so it is recommended to visit a craft store or use an online service to get professional assistance. It would make a perfect gift for your daughter or even for yourself.
There are so many ideas on how to use your photos in a creative way, that it is impossible to cover them all at once. If you would like to discover more DIY tips, check out Pinterest boards.
Hopefully, you’ve found something that spoke to you and you are now excited to start crafting. Let your kids be a part of the fun too, involve them in the process, and have fun together as a family.