Janine Thomson

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Photos are fun to have around the house, by creating visuals of your travels and experiences with family and friends! Here are some ideas to spark your creativity and imagination in designing your own showcase. 
 
 
Shelving units are great to showcase your pictures and frames without putting holes in your walls. Besides you can simply rearrange them to your own liking once in awhile. 
 
 

 
 
 Here you can create hanging frames by simply attaching a long wire or rope horizonatlly across your wall and hang the pictures by hooks and clips. You can purchase the back boards (cardboard) without actual frames at any local craft shop. Here you can cut and glue pictures to the cardboard without having to apply a frame or border. This as well allows you to change and coordinate your pictures periodically to your liking. 
 
To create something unique and more colorful, you can glue fabric or colorful paper to create a design that matches your room. I like drawing with a black felt pen a design of my own before gluing my pictures. 
 
 

 
 
This is a great Collage done in contrast with a white backdrop and filled in with black frames. Neatly demonstrated, this must be measured by the frames you choose and mapped out prior to hanging, in order to create that perfect look. You can also purchase frames that fit but in different colors. 


 
 
 
Here is a great look that uses canvas, instead of frames. You just choose & download the picture, the color and the size and the print shop does all the rest!
Try online with Great Big Canvas 
 
 

 
We finally got some color shots here to show you how three different colors; red, green and brown, blend together in a collage format but hung with thick wire. You can grab a wire and use colored tape to give it more of a natural and professional look with your frames. In this picture, a cast iron curtain rod is strung across the wall for strength and durability.
 
 

 
 
Pictures frames inside of windows! At any thrift shop or garage sale, you can pick up old window frames and glue the backing of the picture onto the glass. If you want to sand and refurbish the wood, you can do this by sanding down the edges and staining the wood with a color you want to match your room. 
 
 

 
 
This is a great Instagram room! With all the pictures we collect of our trips, this is a great collage of small pictures that you can put together in one big wall mural. This way they are protected and displayed in an artful way. Get ready to throw out your photo albums. 

 
 
This is another collage done but with a theme. You can add certain things that represent your family or event. You can incorporate baskets, colorful frames, fabrics, and memorabilia collected over the years. This gives it a 3D image that brings the room alive. If your child has spent most of his years in baseball, you can add a wall that is Baseball themed. Throw up a shelf to display his/her trophies, jerseys, baseball, bat and glove and then form the pictures around it. Very fun!
 
 
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