When my children were young, I spent many hours creating family scrapbook albums filled with photos of our family outings, events, birthdays and fun, family activities. It was a lot of fun to create and big improvement on the earlier style of characterless plastic pocket photo albums.
With the advent of the digital era of smartphones and online photo collections, cloud storage, and photo apps, photo sharing moved online.
But lately, there has been a nostalgic return to displaying our treasured family memories at home.
Here are 9 creative ways that you might like to consider yourself for displaying your family photos.
It's lovely if you have the wall space to display your treasured photos. In years' past, the walls in most homes included picture railings or galleries, providing a valuable display area for your photos.
But if you don't have a large wall space in your home for displays, you can still achieve a wonderful photo gallery.
Check out this photo wall inspiration from The Style Files.
And... at the conclusion of this article, I've added a link to a 'how-to' post that you might like to check out.
If your display area is very limited, don't despair. You still have options. Just keep reading.
This simple magnetic memo board can be made in an afternoon. Then, order some photo magnets from Sticky9 to display and regularly update for an attractive display alternative.
You'll find the instructions for this project here.
I spent a bit of time online at Sticky9 creating a family photobook. It's easy and it also makes a great gift.
Yes, I know... all your photos are easily accessible on your device. But how often do you sit down together and look at them?
And these memories make a lovely coffee table book. It's easy for visitors to flip thorough the year's highlights. Everyone will enjoy looking at the photos.
And, it's a great way to remember those special family moments.
This is a pretty special idea for displaying your family photos so I thought it was worthwhile including.
It's created with blackboard paint and washi tape. I imagine it's the sort of display that can be continually updated, which is always a wonderful idea when you have a active, growing family.
Find out just how to create one of these in your own home here...
How about some photo vases for displaying your family photos?
Can you believe it, these are made with PVC piping! The photos are decoupaged onto the piping and the whole thing is attached to a wooden base. It actually would be an attractive Mother's Day/ birthday gift.
Find the full instructions for creating these vases here..
Also from Sticky9..
These photo frames are created using square photo magnets. The magnets adhere to the frame and can be easily replaced with more recent photos.
You can find instructions and ordering information from Sticky9 here.
( I like Sticky9 as they send your order delivery free!)
I've included this idea, just because I love the design and the idea of clipping your mounted photos onto wire.
It's rather like a photo washing line.
But.... I'm afraid I haven't been able to find the original source of this idea. It's included in a number of Pinterest collections but each one links from board to board with no indication of its origin.
Sorry... try it by all means, but I can't provide you with directions.
This style of photo display is incredible. It's really covering the entire wall with your photos. Some have said that it's a depiction of your family life.
Some examples of this style involve a large bare wall that has been painstakingly decorated with photos. The included image has a little more character and places the photos around windows and other fixtures.
You can find more information and instructions about this style of design here.
Photo scrap-booking is still alive and well, though some are now creating these scrapbooks as digital versions.
But if you like a hands-on approach to creating these family treasures, you might like to do an online class. It will provide you with all the skills and information you need plus, you can benefit from the class online community.
Try the Fun & Fast scrapbooking class with Lisa Andrews
This is just a small list to get you started. If you want more ideas, you can find plenty on Pinterest.
And... this article provides some helpful hints for placing your photos artistically on your walls.
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