Like giving photos as gifts? Finding frames a little boring? Scrapbooks: done it? Try making this super fun interlocking photo display instead!! Inspired by posts from Photojojo and Made By Joel, I made two sets to give two of my best friends (practically sisters) for their birthdays.
I made one circle set and one square set. Although after playing with them, a set with both shapes, and perhaps other shapes would be equally as fun!
I strayed a little bit from the tutorial, and had my pictures printed at walmart instead of on cardstock with my own printer. After cutting my photos I glued them onto the front and back of a piece of poster board that was also cut into the same shape as the photos. Next I laminated them with contact paper, and then cut 3/4 inch slots into them.
Of course once I finished the sets, I needed something to put them in! So I made boxes with 12 inch cardstock from this tutorial.
Then the boxes needed some jazzing up. With this tutorial from The Frugal Crafter as inspiration, I made some impostor baker's twine with size 10 crochet thread, some pretty sharpies, and a piece of scrap poster board to wrap the thread around.
I think they turned out very well, and most importantly my friends liked them!
(On a different note, these winter days are not making my photos happy... I recently scrapped an entire blog post because the photos were embarrassingly bad. When I find some time [that's funny] I need to make myself a light box or something!! Has anyone made one for taking pictures? Any advice?)