Hooray, it’s Friday! And you know what that means—it’s DIY day here on Mixblog. Last week, we shared four winter accessory craft ideas. Today, we’re exploring five fun photo projects you can recreate this weekend. If you want to make Valentine’s Day photo cards and bookmarks come to life, and if displaying family photos in ways your neighbors have never dreamed of sounds intriguing to you, dive right in to discover five of the best DIY photo project ideas from some of Mixbook’s favorite bloggers!
Clockwise from top left: “Blossoms of Rouge” Thank You Card, Photo Collage Star, 3D Blow Pop Valentine, Fly Away Bookmark, Family Photo Cubes, Giant Wall Art
1. Photo Collage Star
Breathe new life into that weathered metal star hanging in the backyard by creating a photo collage star. Scraps and Scribbles blogger Courtney shows how to mix black-and-white photos with vibrant scrapbook paper to upcycle an old outdoor decoration.
2. 3D Lollipop Valentine
Give your kids a leg up on their classmates this Valentine’s Day by creating three-dimensional lollipop Valentines. Gabrielle, A.K.A. Design Mom, proves just how simple it is to recreate this clever design. Skip a couple steps by starting with a Valentine’s Day photo card from Mixbook!
3. Fly Away Bookmark
Save your place in a novel du jour with a fly away bookmark. This DIY photo idea comes from Wendy, author of The Shabby Nest, who was inspired by something she saw on Pinterest (psst, pin with us!). Originally crafted as a Christmas gift, we think a heart-shaped balloon makes it perfectly lovely for Valentine’s Day. A craft idea kids will love, this photo project idea is one for the books (pardon our pun).
4. Family Photo Cubes
Overhaul your front hall with this geometric DIY photo project idea. If the building blocks of love are family members and smiling faces, then it’s clear to see that Yvonne of StyleBurb is onto something. Family photo cubes are fun to make (placing photos and piecing the cubes together make them feel like mini puzzles!) and instantly add personalized flair to any foyer.
5. Giant Wall Art
Go big or go home isn’t part of Mandy’s vocabulary. This Sugar Bee Crafts blogger goes big and goes home—for just $13! All you’ll need to pull this giant wall art DIY photo project idea off is a trip to the home and office supply store (that and Mandy’s frugalista tip for getting a photo blown up for a fraction of the competitive price).
Which DIY photo project can you picture yourself starting first?