You’ve snapped and filtered your Instagrams into art-museum-worthy perfection, but are those photos just living in your feed now? Bring them out into the real world—where you can pass by them every single day, in living color—with these cool photo craft projects. (Not into DIY? No problem: There’s a no-skill-required option here at #4.) Read on to give your photos the gallery treatment they deserve.
1. Suspend them in a circle!
How elegant is this oversize wall-hanging, packed with your prettiest photos? You’ll never guess what cheap, lightweight material the crafter used for the round frame. Get step-by-step instructions from Style Me Pretty.
2. Spruce up your spruce tree!
As the holiday season approaches, consider making these playful, mod ornaments for your own tree—or to give as gifts. Your family will love being the stars of their own keepsake ornaments! Check out a tutorial on The Crafted Life.
3. Make like Calder…
…and craft your very own mobile. Your coolest Instas, printed out Polaroid-style from Chatbooks’ new service [https://chatbooks.com/prints/], make the perfect raw material for a dangly, eye-catching piece of home decor. Get inspired with a how-to from photojojo.
4. Book it up.
Some of most beautiful coffee table books are collections of art—say, one painter’s oeuvre, or an overview of a special museum exhibit. Treat your own snaps with the same art-gallery respect by packaging them in a beautiful, high-quality Chatbook. A hardcover version (with a chic gray spine) costs just $5 more than the paperback kind, and putting one together is as easy as A-B-C!
5. Make a year’s worth of memories.
Hard to believe, but 2017 isn’t too far off! Instead of deciding between the kitten calendar and the one featuring Amsterdam’s most beautiful doors, adorn your desk with a super-personalized, beautiful calendar featuring photos of your loved ones. (This one makes a great gift for grandparents, too!) You’ll find a tutorial on Maggie Holmes Design