How many thousands of photos do you have saved, unloved and forgotten on a hard drive? I am certainly guilty of this, but photos were designed to be printed, displayed, and enjoyed!
I’ve recently been doing some DIYs with my travel photos, so I can display my favourites on my walls, and be transported back to my favourite destinations.
I want to encourage you to make yourself a nice cup of tea (or pour a glass of wine!) and take an hour to go through your unloved photo files from your last holiday. Pick a few favourites and make something fab to help you keep your holiday memories alive!
Here Are My Top 3 Ways to Keep Your Holiday Memories Alive
I’ve tried out these easy DIY projects to transform forgotten holiday photographs into something you’ll enjoy every day.
Block MountedTravel Art
This quick and easy DIY is sealed with varnish, so you can even display your holiday photos in your bathroom, with no fear of them getting all wrinkled from the steam.
Using marbling inks on standard cardboard mounts makes an eye-catching effect, and enhances the photos in the frame.
Photo Transfer Holiday Art
This DIY for your holiday photos is a little more technical, but the results are stunning, so it’s well worth it! I made my art from a photo of Budapest, so I flipped it on my computer to make a mirror image so it came out the right orientation.
Take your photo somewhere like Staples to get a laser colour copy to your chosen side. An ink jet print won’t work, so it’s important you get the laser print. My print cost 40p.
No Time To DIY? Hello Ruth Can Help
Of course, all these DIYs do take a bit of time and preparation. If you don't have the time to make your own, let me do the hard work for you. I’ve designed several beautiful ways to display your family travel photos.
My Personalised Travel Destination Photo Collage Map is the perfect way to display treasured photos. Just send me your favourite photos, and let me know which country they are of, and I’ll do the rest.
Alternatively, if you’re a seasoned globe trotter, you might prefer my Personalised World Travel Photo Collage Map which shows the whole world.
If you prefer to have the shape of the country centre stage, you’ll love my Personalised Travel Photograph Map which ensures the country is the centre of attention.
My Personalised Travel Landmark Photo Collage Prints are a great way to display a range of themed photos, grouped around an iconic landmark, such as the Eiffel Tower, or Statue of Liberty.
Of course, all of these maps can be customised with your chosen message, making them the perfect gift, for yourself or a loved one. They come in a range of sizes, framed or unframed, so you can choose the one that’s perfect for your home.