I don’t know about you, but I have an ever growing number of digital photos taking over my computer storage space. I do nothing with these pictures. This has been getting worse since the birth of my daughter. So I wonder what can I finally do with some of these pictures so that I will actually enjoy them. Now you may think some of these idea’s are old, but Ive noticed that no one is doing them anymore. We’ve gotten a little lazy. So I have come up with 8 picture project ideas that you should actually follow through with. I hope.
All too often has our poor fridge been taken over by pictures, and funky magnets that I just don’t like. Well by making your favorite pictures the magnets you can totally minimize what you have adorning your fridge doors. I recommend using Shutterfly, or Sticky 9.
I see people pinning scrapbooks. I know people talk about making them. But how often are you printing out photos, and then putting them into an album or scrapbook anymore? I think it’s fun, and I love going back through old photos.
In our hallways we have a great deal of family photos up. I think it’s a nice thing to do. However I know once I would put them up, Id use the same pictures for years. No more. Change out those photos often. Have something fun and new to look at. Family and friends love when they come over and are featured on “the wall”.
Make a great little candle holder using your favorite picture. Here I have my daughter Abby up and she thinks its the coolest. A friend made it using a clear candle holder, and simply printed the picture onto vellum paper. Then use Mod Podge to get the paper to stick to the candle. It’s easy and makes for great gifts too.
My daughter loves that her name is up on her door. All we do it stick on a new picture as she gets older. Then they’re all saved underneath and she can go through them and see how different they look.
My husband made me this coffee mug for Christmas 2 years ago, and it is still one of my favorites. Makes me happy to see our family photos each time I take a sip.
I remember when I had my desktop computer in my first apartment, and I would stare at the picture screensaver. I was addicted to waiting to see which photo was next. Now it’s not just our computer that uses this feature. Our television, which runs through our Apple TV, is set up to show pictures in this same way. It’s one of the few ways you can still enjoy pictures from today, last year, or 10 years ago. It’s pretty great.
My husband made my daughter a video for her first birthday. As she gets older we watch it more and more. Making your own slideshow movie is crazy easy. Most of your computers come with the software. My husband just used the iMovie feature that came with our Mac. Ive since made a few for family and friends. Again, these make for great gifts. But I do suggest it’s worth keeping for yourself as well.