The older we get, the more we realize just how much we love and adore displaying printed photos around out homes. We’re not even that picky about what the photos contain, so long as they’re of people, places, and things that make us happy! We’ve certainly done our fair share of having photos printed and then picking out frames at a store and placing them on surfaces or hanging them across the walls, but the craftier we get and the more we perfect and expand our DIY skills with a little bit of experience, the more we love the idea of getting creative with how we display our favourite photos throughout our house. Frames can be cute and there are certainly lovely frame designs sold in stores, but there’s just something so eye catching and satisfying about hanging photos around your home in ways that have a little more character to them!
Just in case you’re as interested in the idea of making your very own unique and creative photo displays besides just picture frames as we were, if not more, here are 15 of the nicest and most well outlined photo display tutorials and ideas that we’ve come across so far in our search.
1. Stained upcycled wood and hemp string collage
Have you perhaps already built yourself a home decor scheme that’s a little bit rustic chic inspired or that simply includes a lot of wood? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Clickin Moms made this fantastically upcycled, pieced together slat board and hemp string display! They show you how to stretch the string tightly across the board in all kinds of directions and angles so that photos ca be slid underneath and kept in place between the string and the wooden backing, like a natural collage.
2. Photo line inside a hoop wreath
If you’re the kind of crafter who loves to keep up with trends in the DIY world, just like we are, then we have a feeling you’re probably already familiar with the idea of photo clotheslines. We’ll admit, however, that we’d never seen this adorable version featured step by step on Shutterfly and that got us really excited! They show you how to make short photo lines within a decorative metal hoop decorated around the edge in silk flowers and fabric leaves, hanging the whole thing as a single piece.
3. Wood framed mesh mounted photos
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making cute, rustic chic inspired photo displays from upcycled materials, but you’re just not sure you have enough wood to make the first idea we showed you? Then perhaps you’d prefer to try your hand at this wooden frame and wire mesh hanger idea featured on HomeTalk instead! We love the way they printed their photos in black and white and hung them from the mesh using miniature crafting clothespins. The whole thing hearkens back to an old fashioned farm aesthetic.
4. Fairy lights Polaroid wall
Are you actually quite interested in that popular photo line idea we were talking about before but you just can’t help but wonder whether there’s a way that you can take that idea to the next level and perhaps fancy it up a little bit? Well, if you’ve ever loved adding lights to your space for a bit of extra character than we have a feeling this idea featured on Tater Tots and Jello might be just the one for you! We love the way printed Polaroids of some of their favourite shots and used those same miniature crafting clothespins we were just talking about to attach them all along the length of a string of fairy lights, attached in a zig zag all down one wall.