In this digital age, we have so many opportunities to take photos. Here are a few ways to turn those photos into keepsakes you’ll want to display in your home for years to come. You can even get the kids involved with these fun art projects. Time to bring your photography out of the digital world and into your home.
One of my favorite ways to embellish photos is by embroidering patterns with a needle and embroidery floss. Create borders with the thread, spell out words or create designs using different stitches and colors. This is especially fun if you print your images in black and white and use colored thread to create a fun vintage look.
Permanent markers, such as Sharpies, are available in a rainbow of colors and metallics, and are easy to use on photos. Regardless of whether your Prints are a matte or glossy finish, you should have no problem adding text, designs or a funky border around the edge. Be sure to set your photos aside to dry completely so you don’t have to worry about smudging your works of art.
Kids love stickers and, frankly, so do a lot of parents. Pick up some stickers to add to your printed photos, and you’ll rekindle your love for the sticky collectibles. You can use sparkly gem stickers, words, lettering, holiday themes or anything else that appeals to you. The scrapbooking section of the dollar store can be a great source for inexpensive stickers.
Just like stickers, stamps are great for decorating your photos. You should only use stamp and inks on photos that are printed on regular printer paper, not photo paper, so the ink won’t smudge off on your fingers.
Pick up a few simple art supplies, and get creative with your photography this summer. Your kids are going to love these projects — and so will you.