I'm trying to think of a good way to display my daughter's school pictures. I kind of like the IDEA of the photo mats that have the 12 cut-outs for every school year picture, but don't love the way that they look generally. I'm looking for something that looks a little more modern. Maybe a tray or shadowbox idea? Any creative ideas?
I always end up with tons of left-over wallets. I started a mini album to have for each of my boys. I actually had to buy two of the same album and will just add extra pages to have enough for preschool through 12th grade.
We get sent niece's and nephew's school photos each year. They stay on the shelf in the cardboard frame for the year, and then I scrap them in an album specifically for those school photos, and replace them by next year's photos.
In my experience, kids don't like seeing photos of themselves at different ages, so that's why I have only the current ones on display, and the older ones in albums.
Good point guys...maybe I don't need to display them all at once. I'm thinking its going to look really sparse for the first 5 or so years anyway. So maybe just displaying the current one and I like the mini-album idea for past pics.
I was scared that her school pics wouldn't turn out so I didn't order very many, but I was happily surprised! I guess we'll see about future years though...
Thanks to the linkies to the trays~they're gorgeous and if I don't use them for her pics, I think I need to use them for something! Thanks for all the input!
One year Target had felt heart and tree shaped ornaments that were lasercut inside with scrollwork. On clearance after Christmas I got them 3/$1, I plan on putting his school pics in the heart shaped ones. Yes I bought enough for every year until hes 21. No I haven't begun them yet, hes only in first grade...I have plenty more years to procrastinate...
I saw a layout here..years ago, that showed the small wallet pics you always have too many of, where they layered the pic across the page in a staggered way. It was kind of like an optical illusion and I always thought it was a cool use of all those extra photos.
I will have to look through my faves to see if I can find it
Me, I used extras in mini albums that are still works in progress.