Monday, November 07, 2011

diy: oversized photo collage

Hey, everyone!

Hope you're all having a great Monday and today I have a fun little (or maybe I should I say BIG?) diy project to share. Introducing my oversized photo collage. Ever since I pinned this on Pinterest, it was one project I knew I HAD to do. I bought this big frame at Ikea and it sat empty on my landing upstairs for 2 months at least! (I know...pathetic!) I just couldn't commit to what photos I wanted to use and where I wanted to put I did nothing. Which is lame.

A couple weeks ago I got the urge at about 10 o'clock one night to go ahead and do my collage, and this is what I ended up with. And needless to say, I love it soooooooo much!!! I carefully chose each photo (a few older ones, the rest new) and printed them all on my printer. They're all about 8x10" in size. Then putting the collage together was a little like a puzzle...I moved the pictures around until it looked just right. Then I just adhered the photos to the large photo mat that came with the frame and I was done!

I was originally planning on hanging it down in my scrapbook room, but I ended up loving it so much that I couldn't put it down there for no one to see! So I hung it in our front hallway and like I said....LOVE!

I still want to hang something else above it, maybe a word with some of my cute wood letters that I haven't used yet since we moved, so we'll see...for now, I'm glad I just finished a project! Heehee!

And here's one last little look so you can get an idea of how big it 5 year old standing behind it.

Hope you like it!! Now go and make one for your house!!


(and P.S...these pictures don't do it justice AT's in a really tricky spot to photograph, and trust me, it looks awesome...the pictures are all so sharp and clear...looks way better in real life!!)


Formerly.Lisa.S. said...

I have a super large frame I just took down in my bedroom, and have been on the look out for a new way to use it! I LOVE this idea! I'm going to start picking photos as soon as I get home tonight.

Kim said...

looks really cute!! Love it!

Maren said...

I love it! What a great idea!

BUB said...

You are so good at sharing all your ideas:) I WILL make one for my house - I just need some good enough photos first!

niki said...

hmmm...i have lots of free space on a wall in my bedroom...pwoject?

Rachel said...

Wow, that's awesome!

me said...

cute! love all the pictures you included. such a great little snapshot of the past and present of all the people you love best. xo, jody

Tiia said...

I love it. Beautiful.