No doubt you’ve gathered favorite images from your travels over the years. There’s a lot you can do to relive your travel memories beyond displaying them on canvas or in frames. You can get really creative with your digital images. Print them in miniature for displays, in large scale as murals, or use them to create gifts or home decor. Fifteen ideas below!
1. Turn photos into a calendar.
2. Make a wall clock.
3). Create coasters for your living room.
4. Make a mousepad for your desktop.
I like the mousepads at Zazzle, they are a thicker and last a long time. I’ve made a few over the years. For this mousepad, I uploaded the digital image of my Oahu surfboard print from this Surf & SUP set.
5) Personalize a candle.
6. Make Refrigerator Magnets
Did you visit a favorite botanical garden or series of landmarks? Have them made into refrigerator magnets to relive that day over and over again. Magnets made with Sage Succulents Square Set using Social Print Studio service.
7. Customize a cell phone case.
8) Install a Wall Mural
9.) One-of-a-Kind Shower Curtain
10. Create a Unique Jigsaw Puzzle
Read the story of how I turned my Joshua Tree print into a puzzle here.
11. Display prints in small format.
Floating shelves or art ledges are the perfect place for a mini display. Print a series of 4×6” or 5×5” photos and arrange them with or without mats. (Find this DIY hanging art ledges project here.) Or simply arrange prints on the wall with tape or hang from clips. For printing squares, I like the Artifact Uprising, Social Print Studio, and Parabo Press online services.
12. Print Large Scale Photo strips
Everyone loves photo strips for their nostalgia. Social Print Studio offers large scale photo strips for wall displays.
13. Display Photos on Your TV
14. Tell a story with a photo book.
As a gift to yourself or a travel mate, a photo book is a keepsake for life! image source: Social Print Studio.
15. Make folded note cards.
Upload your images to create square folded note cards on thick paper that come with envelopes like these. A great idea to have on hand when you need to write a quick note and don’t have time to run to the card store. I made these note cards with my Coastal Views Square Set of digital images.
What are the ways you display your images from your travels? In frames or photo books or some other creative way?