Description: Use photo editing software to make your picture appear to be a Polaroid. Then attach it a thick piece of cardboard and add a magnet. So easy and so cute!
Craft Link: DIY Tiny Polaroid Magnets
Several weeks ago, a distant relative got married and I helped a couple members of the family make a party for him and his wife. At my niece’s suggestion, I made 50 garnishing flags for the fruit cups we would be serving as appetizers. They could have also been used to decorate brownies, cupcakes or even large serving bowls of potato salad.
Here’s how to make your own garnishing flags:
Using Microsoft Paint or a similar program, shrink the picture of your choice to about 103 x 77 pixels. You don’t have be exact, but that size looked very nice on my project. Try to use a picture without too much detail or the reduced photograph will look much too crowded.
To shrink the photo, click resize>pixels. Uncheck the maintain aspect ratio box. Then enter the value 103 into the horizontal box and 77 into the vertical box. Click the okay button.
To do this, click select>select all>cut.
Then click resize and uncheck maintain aspect ratio box. Using the percentage option, change the horizontal box to 200. Leave the vertical box unchanged. Click the okay button.
Now click paste, to return the original image to the editing box. Left click your mouse and drag the image all the way to the right of the editing box.
Again click paste. This will return another original image to the editing box. You should now have two side by side copies of the original image.
Tip: If you need to create more than one flag, you’ll save a lot of time by crafting them production style. First do all your printing, then all the cutting, and finally, all the gluing.
Craft Link: DIY Photo Stands
I’m still working busily on my link clean-up spree. Today’s big project was this photo craft links page. Virtually everything on the page has been removed and replace with fresh new project ideas. Enjoy!
If you are fond of memory crafts, you will enjoy this set of lovely projects. None of the projects require special skills, so they are all easily doable. Enjoy them in your own home or you can give them away for personalized gifts.
Note: Though some projects are specifically grouped under the gift section, almost all of the projects fit that role.
Photo Display Ideas
- DIY Photo Block Tutorial
- Make A Photo Puzzle
- Rubber Stamps From Photos
- DIY Zoetrope Tutorial
- Personalized Coloring Books
Photo Transfer Ideas
- Photo Transfers To Glass
- Photo Transfer Mosaics
- Photo Transfers To Ceramics
- Transfer Photos To Wood
- DIY Photo Transfers To Fabric
Description : I found this cool tutorial on how to Make Your Own 3D Camera over at Photojojo.
Craft Link : Make Your Own 3D Camera For Cheap
Photo505 allows you to turn your favorite photos into fun digital compositions. It’s fast and super easy to use.
Here are some examples I created. Each one took less than a minute to make.
The adorable models are my kittens!!
Description: This Pinhole Hassleblad Camera From Paper is functional, not a paper model. I found the link over at No Tech Magazine. The philosophical point behind the camera is to show how we can satisfy our consumer desires, in low tech, inexpensive ways that don’t harm the environment or our pocketbooks.
Craft Link : Pinhole Hassleblad Camera From Paper
Description : Using nothing but a paintbrush and water, Make Digital Prints Look Like Paintings.
Craft Link : Make Digital Prints Look Like Paintings
Description : Extreme Cards And Papercrafting offers an illustrated tutorial on how to create a Pop-Up Photo Album. It’s a lot easier than it looks!
Craft Link : Pop Up Photo Album Card
Description : These Personalized Photo Jars were designed as gifts, but I think they are so cute, I’d like them for myself.
Craft Link : Personalized Photo Jars
Personalized Photo Cards are both cheaper, and better appreciated, than store bought greeting cards. This year make your own. Creating Personalized Photo Cards is a lot easier than you might think.
Here are a couple tutorials to get you started…
Description: To make Photo Stickers download a free photo editing software package and purchase some sticker computer paper.
Craft Link : Photo Stickers
Description : You need no special supplies to make this great Photo Plate Display…just a compass and scissors.
Craft Link : Photo Plate Display
Description : Turn Photos Into Desktop Wallpaper with a very easy-to-use utility. This wallpaper (with calendar) of my newest grandchild, took me less than a minute to produce.
Craft Link : Turn Photos Into Desktop Wallpaper
Craft Link : Make A Photo Flip Book
Craft Link : Photo Snow Globes
Craft Link : The Perpetual Photo Wall Calendar
Craft Link: Photo Tissue Box
Craft Link : Family Photo Crafts
Craft Link : Bottle-Cap Magnets