The old shoebox of photographs may have become a thing of the past but, like the LP, the instant photo is having a little revival of its own…
Nothing brings out smiles quite like an instant camera; the retro novelty and spontaneity is something a throwaway digital snap just doesn’t capture the same way. But, rather than store the images away, try popping them into greetings cards, keep aside for scrapbooking, or try your hand at one of these framed collages.
This mini bunting creation uses the Ikea “Ribba” square frame which are great if you want to freestand on a bookshelf rather than hang.
You’ll need mount board cut to size, a selection of patterned craft paper, string, glue, and any other adornments you like. Use a little triangle cut-off as a stencil to mark out the individual flags, and create the mini bunting using double-sided foam pads for more depth.
Happily, this is a cut and stick D.I.Y. and you can style however you like, depending on how many photos you’re using. Craft shops are usually packed with bits and pieces for inspiration and, if it’s a gift, usually have lots of pretty card-making things that you can use if you want to also add a message or personalise.
For more photography craft, see: DIY Polaroid Frame.
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