Best Decorative Handmade Photo Crafts (Part 2)

Best Decorative Handmade Photo Crafts (Part 2)

Photos are memories or moments captured in time. The world and the people around us may change but these photographs will never change. They have the power to take you back to a specific place or time of your life even though it no longer exists.

If you have old pictures of your kids or of your wedding and want to display them in your house, here’s a list of some of the best DIY photo display projects.

DIY Photo Candle

DIY Photo CandleSupplies you’ll need for this DIY craft:

  • A pair of scissors
  • A clear tape
  • Wax paper
  • White tissue paper
  • An embossing heat tool
  • White candles (I recommend working with the 3×3″ and the 3×9″ sizes).
  • 8.5×11″ card stock
  • Canon PIXMA MG7520 printer

Instructions to make the DIY Photo Candle:

Step 1:

You can start by printing on the tissue paper’s less glossy side. You can print using the PIXMA MG7520 photo printer, which, I promise, would be really simple and produce a great print. Simply place the paper tray so that the side you wish to print on is facing down. Also, hold the wax paper tightly against the photo while using the heat gun.

Step 2:

Take note of how near you are to the photograph and how hot your heat setting is. You want to be able to see the photo melting onto the candle without melting the candle itself. The candle you choose also has an impact on how effectively the image transfers.

Step 3:

The picture will appear to transfer better when the wax is more solid. It still works on the softer wax, but the picture isn’t as crisp, and using the heat gun melts the candle a little more.

Note: I wasn’t kidding when I claimed it was a simple job, and these are not only great focal pieces but can also make a terrific table décor for a wedding or birthday party.

Step 4:

As I previously stated, it is entirely up to you whether or not to light your candle. You may even keep it as a decorative piece if you choose, and you won’t end up with scary melting faces.

DIY Photo Hoop:

Supplies you’ll need for this DIY craft:

  • Gold spray paint
  • A hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • A pair of scissors
  • Photo paper
  • A bunch of fresh flowers (flowers of your choice)
  • Thin wire

Instructions to make the DIY Photo Hoop:

Step 1:

You start by spray painting the hula hoop with gold paint –make sure all sides are properly painted. Then, let it dry for around one hour.

Step 2:

Print your photographs on photo paper. You can then crop them to a 3″ square shape and print them with a white border, but you could also use a rectangular format.

Step 3:

Trim 5 strands of ribbon to be about 2″ longer than the hoop’s diameter.

Step 4:

Place the hula hoop on a level surface­ we used the floor since the hardwood floors helped us keep our ribbons straight! Adjust the ribbons on the hoop until they are properly spaced.

Step 5:

Now, on the backside of the hoop, hot glue the ribbons in place. As you glue, be very careful to pull the ribbon taut.

Step 6:

Arrange the photographs on the ribbons in the arrangement that you like. Begin in the middle and work your way out, ensuring that they are evenly spaced. Attach each photo to the ribbon with a dab of hot glue (or use glue dots or strong tape for a less permanent option).

Step 7:

Now, cut and trim all the fresh flowers in individual clusters and blossoms. You can then the flowers anyway you choose, starting with a foundation of foliage and working your way up to the flowers. Then, wrap the wire around all of the stems to fasten them to the hula hoop.

Step 8:

The last step includes hanging the photo loop on the wall or any other place you want.

 

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