Do you have boxes in your basement or storage unit filled to the brim with vintage photos that you aren’t sure what to do with? Turn them into gorgeous art pieces for your home or as gifts! Get creative with these DIY art projects you can make with vintage photos.
Collage Photo Board
A simple but fun art project that uses tons of photos is a collage board! A collage board can be as big or small as you want, from the size of a piece of paper to a prominent wall feature.
It doesn’t take much to make one—you only need a board, some glue, and a lot of photos! What grand art piece can you create with a hundred photos?
As we’ve moved on to digital collections and photos, scrapbooks aren’t as familiar as they used to be, but they still make for fun art projects. If you’ve got a bunch of old family photos, a family scrapbook is a great way to finally organize them and put them in one place—it also makes for an excellent sentimental gift for your family!
Or you can make a fashion or arts scrapbook, collecting your favorite vintage photos and organizing them by your favorite fashion, architecture, art designs, or anything else that artistically inspires you!
Hanging Photo Wall Display
Do you have an empty wall in your living area, kitchen, or bedroom that’s just blank and boring? Make it an accent wall by hanging all your vintage photos from it!
All this project takes is some string, hung horizontally up and down the wall, crisscrossing from one side to the other. Attach some clothespins and hang your photos from the line, and you’ve got a memorable and exciting accent wall of all your favorite old photos!
Handmade Greeting Card
If you want to craft a sentimental gift for a close friend or family member, a homemade greeting card featuring a vintage photo of them or the two of you makes for a great gift! A handmade card is another simple project, as all you need is a blank card, a precious photo, and some art supplies.
A homemade card is a great way to share your favorite old photos with family and friends while crafting something with your own hands that they can enjoy and share with others.
Homemade Photo Coasters
Coasters aren’t just for keeping your coffee table ring-free; they can also be beautiful décor pieces. You can make coasters complete with your favorite vintage photos with just some blank tiles, some prints, acrylic finish, and adhesives.
If you don’t want to use the original vintage photos, you can digitally scan or take pictures of them to make digital copies that you can print out and then use for the coasters.
Now that you’ve got some ideas for DIY art projects you can make with vintage photos, which will you create first? Will you put together a family scrapbook or hang up a dozen of your favorite photos as a wall display? The possibilities are endless!Posted by Logical Position for Marla Stone, MSW REALTOR® License ID: 01823712 Nora Gallogly Group Beverly & Co. DRE#02078273 www.i-deal-lifestyle.com | Direct (949) 709-7000 | Connect with Marla on Instagram & Facebook! Marla is the Author of The Clutter Remedy: A Guide To Getting Organized For Those Who Love Their Stuff