Home Decor ideas for photos
Scrapbook layouts are wonderful ways of preserving photos and memories, but how about showing off those photos in your home? We've asked several design team members to share ideas for combining their Fiskars tools + photos to create unique home decor items. Any of these would be great for a gift or displaying in your home, and the options are endless!
Designer: Patti Milazzo
I applied Fiskars Glue into each of the holes and inserted the wires with the taller wires arranged in the back. I embellished the sides of the blocks with Heidi Grace patterned paper, stickers and alpha stickers. I also used the Medium Round ‘n Round Squeeze Punch for the heart sticker and created the orange trim with the Apron Lace Border Punch. Then, I cut fabric strips and tied them on each wire stem trimming the fabric ends with Pinking Shears. The final piece was the circle with the family quote. I cut my circles with the Ultra ShapeXpress and Circle Shape Template, layered them and embellished with flower stickers. I applied the sticker quote onto light colored pattern paper and trimmed with the Micro-Tip Scissors.
I started by measuring and cutting ribbons, then stapled them on the backside of the board. Pull them tight so photos can slip under and be held in place. I continued adding some more fun fruit shapes on top of the ribbons using Fiskars squeeze punches. Each of the areas where the ribbons crossed received a white circle punched with Round 'n Round L. Then I added a heart shape to each of the white circles.
Some of them are just small white hearts punched with That's Amore M, but others take on the fruit shapes. I used That's Amore XL to create the pear shapes and put another little That's Amore M heart inside. The apples were punched with Funky Heart L and have a little Pop-Up Punch heart inside of them. All the leaves were easily done with Mint Condition M.
Designer: Lisa Falduto
I decided to alter a box that I picked up at the local craft store just for the small square boxes of tissue using photos from our recent Disney vacation. She loves seeing the photos after our trips and this is a great way to always have them on display without having to pull out an album.
On the front of the box I used my Fiskars Ultra Shapexpress and the Windows Template to create the window piece. Once I had the main template shape cut from my orange paper I just simply cut around the outside edge leaving a border all the way around. Next I filled in the windows with cropped wallet sized photos and a printed title in the upper portion of the window. I used the Effervecense Border punch and the Scallop Sentiment border punch to create the little awning on top of the window. I filled the box with easter grass and small sequin flowers on top of wire which I cut using my Fiskars Wire cutters.
On the other sides of the box I created more simple layouts. It is amazing what you can do with the Fiskars Fingertip craft knife on large patterns on paper. I used the Heidi Grace Sweetest Bug line, accented with some solid colors from the Cloud 9 Designs Bay Blossoms collection for this project. The top of the box was quick and easy since the Heidi Grace Sweetest Bug Clear Overlay shapes had a shape that was a perfect fit. I simply laid it on, traced around the oval with a fine permanent marker and then cut it out using my Fiskars No. 5 Micro-tip scissors.
If you want a display that easily changes just adhere clear pockets where you want to slip a photo in and out so it is simple to change. I would love to see what you come up with in your own home!
Designer: Becky Novacek
I used my Fiskars Desktop Trimmer to cut 8-5"x7" pieces of chipboard. I also cut 8-5"x7" photos. This Desktop Trimmer is the only trimmer i've ever used that cuts straight! Even so, for a precision project like this, it was good to be able to trim away even the smallest bit of excess, so that the edges are perfectly matched up.
For the backside of the accordian, I simply used a temporary adhesive to adhere the Heidi Grace Pattern Paper to the chipboard and then trimmed it out using the Fingertip Craft Knife. I layered a photo, then a piece of chipboard and then pattern paper, making sure that the pieces matched up perfectly. Trimming any slight difference is easily done with the Fingertip Craft Knife.
I took the photos and pattern paper pieces off the chipboard and put the accordian chipboard base together, using bookbinding tape. I alternated placing the tape on the front side and then on the backside, so that the accordian would bend in the right direction as it sits on a tabletop. After assembling the base, I glued the photos all on one side and the pattern papers on the backside.
DESIGNER: Susan Weinroth
To make a similar display, simply gather the materials I’ve noted below and start by creating 3 large and 3 small fabric yo-yo’s. Yo-Yo’s are started with a large fabric circle – I used the 6 inch Super-Sized Circle Template for the large yo-yo, and the 5 inch Super-Sized Circle Template for the small yo-yo. Trace your circle on the backside of your fabric and trim using Microtip No.5 Scissors. Look for a yo-yo tutorial online if you aren’t familiar with making yo-yo’s. The basic concept is to have your fabric circle right side down on your working surface – fold up the edge of the circle (about ¼ of an inch) and use a basic straight stitch around the circumference of your circle. When you reach the point you started stitching at, pull the thread so that the circle “gathers” up around the edge (at your stitches) and creates the “yo-yo”. Stitch and knot to secure.
Once your 3 large and 3 small yo-yo’s are complete, sew a button to the center of each small yo-yo and then use fabric glue to layer small yo-yo on large yo-yo. Glue an alligator clip to the end of each piece of paper wire stem, then glue your fabric yo-yo flower to each clip. Arrange floral foam in flowerpot and use Titanium Nitride Ultimate Craft Scissors to trim wire stems to desired length, then placing in foam. Top with Spanish moss. Tie scrap strips of fabric around each “stem” as “leaves”. Use Pinking Shears to trim strips of coordinating fabric and wrap around flowerpot and tie.
We hope you've enjoyed these ideas and enjoy making photo decor a part of your home!
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