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10 Ways To Display Your Best Photos

You didn’t realize it until you reviewed your photos saved on your phone and computer—you’ve become something of a good photographer over the years. Now the question is: what are you going to do with them?

Sure, you could just forget about doing anything with them and move on with your life. But, let’s face it, it’s a little like Leonardo Da Vinci storing the Mona Lisa in a closet instead of sharing it with the world. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point—share your creative expression with the rest of the world.

10 Ways To Display Your Best Photos

The first step is to take the time to sort them out. Pick the most memorable ones, and then select the ones that came out well. Finally, after narrowing your selected pix down to the best of the best, consider the following creative ideas:

  1. Photo Blankets

Yes, create custom photo blankets. Imagine the delight of the recipient when they unwrap their holiday gift and find a photo blanket with a loved one, a pet, or a happy memory. You can choose a woven blanket for a woven look or a fleece blanket for a sharp image.

  1. Portrait Wall

A portrait wall of a wonderful holiday like a candid moment splashing in the waves or a hilarious snow fight will capture memorable moments. You can even have epic events like winning a gold medal at a sporting event or graduating from college with a big diploma. You have many choices when it comes to shape, size, and style. A portrait wall would work great in a home office, where it could serve as inspiration. It would also look good in a bedroom that needs a little creative décor.

  1. A Clock Wall

If you have a large wall clock, you can add 12 framed photographs around the clock face. You can even use a theme—different family members, different places your family has lived, various vacations, or your child at different ages.

  1. Peel-n-stick Photos

Enlarge a photograph and get a peel-n-stick backing. You can then use this in all sorts of places—the back of a door, bookends, a bed’s headboard, and so on. You can also go the other way and instead of posters make stickers out of smaller photographs.

  1. Mason Jars

Create photos that you can curl and put in a Mason jar. These would work great on a top shelf in the kitchen.

  1. Wall Collage

Pick various sizes of pictures and create a wall collage. You can create a theme, clustering different events into groups. For instance, all the pictures you took when you went to Paris, France would make one group. Then next to it would be another group–all the pictures of your ski holiday in the Rocky Mountains.

  1. Customized Calendars

Calendars, of course, are well known for their gorgeous pictures—beautiful landscapes, cats, dogs, horses, and so on. Well, why not add pictures of your beautiful family for each month of the year? You could also have a star, perhaps pictures of your children that you can send to grandma.

  1. Greeting Cards or Postcards

Add your own family photos to greeting cards or post cards with some witty words.

  1. Create an Art Gallery On A Wall

You can create an art gallery on your wall using big pictures in beautiful frames.

  1. Create T-Shirts

You can create your own T-shirts with a slogan and an image. Think of all the radical or witty things you could say!

Do More With Your Photographs

Naturally, these are just a few ideas and as you read through the list you probably came up with a few more of your own. While it’s great to have photo albums, framed photographs, and wallet-sized photos, there is a lot more you can do with your great pictures. Many of these creative ideas would make excellent gifts.

You can also plan a project instead of merely working with what you have already taken. For instance, you could plan a photo project for the calendar with your children that you’ll give your parents for Christmas.

 

Comments

  1. I love the gallery wall idea and of course, the mason jars. I am a sucker for anything mason jars. I like making them look distressed and old. Putting a pic in one is a great idea.

  2. I was just, the other day thinking about all of the photos that I have online that nobody…even me most of the time, get to see. These are some really great ideas of ways to have these memories accessible!

  3. I am working on a gallery wall in the basement actually. I am so happy to be doing that. Honestly my husband is not into gallery walls but I convinced him they look good plus I keep framing the pictures and they have to go somewhere. LOL. The peel and stick is a great option for a kid’s room or a teen space too.

  4. I had no idea you can do peel and stick yourself. This would be great to make your own canvases! I need to switch up a few canvases around the house, this would work perfectly.

  5. These ideas are great! Sometimes I wonder why I take so many pictures. Will I ever look at them again? I think that I am going to make a portrait wall!

  6. I really enjoy photo blankets. We gave one to the kid’s grandparents and they have enjoyed it since. I guess it is kind of like always being wrapped up in sweet memories.

  7. Great ideas! I’ve often toyed with the idea of a blanket using a photo of my dogs 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  8. We’re actually doing the clock wall right now. A beautiful way to fill a large wall with beautiful pictures of your family.

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