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Be creative with your photos

Most of us have masses of old photos lying around. Take a weekend to do a fun project with your photos.

20/09/2013Print article

Make a simple memory game for the children by laminating family photos. If you want to practice the children’s reading abilities you could make one of the pairs a picture and the other, text.
By Anna-Maria Stawreberg
Photo Malin Nuhma

Gather photos of your nearest and dearest in a still life instead of spreading them throughout your home. In this unusual frame there is room for four photographs, but of course you can use individual frames collected in one place.

Who says that photos have to be framed before they can go on the wall? Put up photos that mean a lot to you with tape, and let the tape form part of the decoration. Change them according to your mood, and mix black and white and colour pictures. Ideally use a tape that emphasises a colour in the pictures.

Make a habit of looking at your pictures and printing them out at regular intervals. That makes it easier to switch them now and then.
Think three dimensionally when you put photos in your album and use some of the many accessories now available for scrapbooking. Mix pictures with fabric decorations, stickers, signs written with a classic journaling pen and stamps of letters of the alphabet.

Often the simple things can be the most beautiful. Print out your pictures with a small frame and hang them using pegs on a normal piece of string. Change the pictures every so often and try gathering together many pictures in the same colour range.

Print a picture of your best friend on your mug and ensure you have good company with your morning cuppa. All you need is stickers, a printer and a mug.

Make your own visiting cards by printing pictures onto special business card templates – an effective and simple way to use your favourite photos.
Design your own cushions by ironing on a nice photo. Easy as pie, but guaranteed to look clever. Will withstand 40 degrees in the washing machine but it is best to turn them inside out so the picture doesn’t get snagged unnecessarily.

Laminate pictures and put them up above hooks in the hall, in the bathroom and other places in your home.


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