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Ideas For Fun Photo Craft Projects To Do At Home

Updated on March 21, 2013

Turning Photos Into Works Of Art

Do you want something other then a picture frame to display you favorite photos? There are a lot of different photo craft projects that can be done to turn your family photos, vacation snap shots or other fun photos into something you will treasure.

Crafts made to display photos do not have to be hard at all, in fact many of the most remarkable photo craft project ideas are simple and can be done in matter of minutes. Look below to find some amazing craft ideas turn your favorite photos into your own personal photo art.

Etch A Sketch Photo Craft Projects
Etch A Sketch Photo Craft Projects

Etch A Sketch Photo Picture Frame Craft

Ideas For Fun Photo Craft Projects

Have you ever seen an amazing photo looking photo sketched into an Etch A Sketch and wonder how they did it. While some artist can actually spend days working on a photo to by means of a etch a sketch there are more simpler ways to turn a photo you taken into Etch A Sketch Photo Art.

This photo craft project is done by using a Etch a sketch (This is a great way to reuse a nonworking or unused Etch a Sketch.), photo paper, printer and common computer photo editing program that can be downloaded for free. To find out how to make this project go to Photojojo.com

Etch A Sketch For Photo Craft Project

Etch A Sketch - Classic
Etch A Sketch - Classic

An Etch a sketch is a classic toy that will be played with for many years. When they are done playing with it turn into into a cool photo frame that looks like an etch-a-sketch artist did it.

 
How To Make Photo Puzzles
How To Make Photo Puzzles

Turn Photos Into Puzzles

Ideas For Fun Photo Craft Projects

A photo puzzle is a great gift for grandparents and other family members that spend a lot of time putting together puzzles. While you can send off your photos like seen at many photography studios, to get your photos put on puzzles you can also do it yourself at home. Learn how to here

While this project will be fun to do with the kids, it does need some adult supervision due to cutting of the puzzle pieces.

Photo Snow Globe Craft
Photo Snow Globe Craft

Make Your Own Photo Snow Globe

Ideas For Fun Photo Craft Projects

I just loved the snow globe photo idea from Designmom.com. The writer on Designmom.com made these with her kids from material mostly found around the house. They are a simple but very eye appealing photo craft that the kids will enjoy making and show casing on a shelf. Since they are made from jars they do not make the best toy but they could be a great gift for grandma.

DIY Photo Snow Globe Craft Kit

Snow Globe with Wood Base Makes a Fun Project For Do-It-Yourselfers (Pkg/2)
Snow Globe with Wood Base Makes a Fun Project For Do-It-Yourselfers (Pkg/2)

2-1/2" diameter glass globe sits on attractive maple finish base

 

Fun with Family Photos: Crafts, Keepsakes, Gifts - Fun and Creative Book To Get More Ideas For Photo Crafts

Fun with Family Photos: Crafts, Keepsakes, Gifts
Fun with Family Photos: Crafts, Keepsakes, Gifts

*More than 30 simple and sophisticated craft projects for year-round gift giving or display using archival and modern photographs.

*Each project is photographed in full color to show the final result.

*Includes project templates and a list of resources.

 
Photo Block Craft Project Idea
Photo Block Craft Project Idea

Photo Blocks Made From Kids Toy blocks

Ideas For Fun Photo Craft Projects

I now look at my kids toys that are laying on the floor a little different. Instead of telling them that I will throw there blocks in the trash if they do not keep them put up, maybe I should warn them that I am looking for toys to put photos on. This photo was taken Diy maven, check out how she make them at curbly.com

Wall Paper Boarder Made Out Of Photos
Wall Paper Boarder Made Out Of Photos

How To Make Wall Paper Border Made Out Of Photos

Use Own Photos To Create A Special One Of A Kind Wall Paper Border

* Choose what photograph or photographs you want to use. You can go simplistic by just doing one photo and repeating it or you can do several photos. Just make sure the photo is focused and uncluttered. Photos that are focused on one thing is best in most cases to prevent the feeling of clutter.

* If photos are not already digital scan photos and put them into an easy to get to file.

* Print photos on to plain computer paper. The common paper used for a printer will work great. Photos can be used in color but often times it is easier to work with black and white photos.

* Cut the photos out and put in the order you wish. You can apply photos directly on the wall where you want the border or you can buy a solid color border to paste the photos on to. If the area is hard to get to, using a pre-made border to put photos onto is recommended. I have also seen it done by painting on a colored boarder then applying photos directly to wall.

* Apply wallpaper paste to photo you want to use and place where wanted. If putting directly on wall remember to mark wall so photos will be even all the way across.

* Apply wallpaper paste to the back of the first photograph with the wallpaper brush. Press the photo to the wall directly below the ceiling line.

* Remove extra paste from sides with rag immediately before it has a chance to dry. This will also help remove any bubbles in the paper.

* Continue with photos until wall paper boarder is complete.

* If you wish you can apply a protective gloss over paper when done to avoid aging process.

Photo Craft Kits You Can Do At Home - Ideas For Fun Photo Craft Projects

Personalized Coffee Photo Mug Red Trim
Personalized Coffee Photo Mug Red Trim

No one will get tired of a mug that has their kids photo on it. Make it extra special by using a photo made just for them. Such as a photo with child playing with tractor for a grandpa that loves farms.

 
Tilano Fresco Decorative Marble Photo Coaster Kit
Tilano Fresco Decorative Marble Photo Coaster Kit

My first thought was to do the back splash of the kitchen with marble with photos on it but I think the coaster is a little more doable.

 
Crafts  Made With Photos Taken From A Cell Phone
Crafts Made With Photos Taken From A Cell Phone

Crafts Made With Photos Taken From A Cell Phone

Ideas For Fun Photo Craft Projects

While our cameras on are cellphones are not the best at taking pictures, they are usually the most handy way to take a photo on the go. The photos do not have to just stay in your phone, turn them into awesome crafts like a comic booth strip photo, stickers, a lamp shade, or refrigerator magnets. Learn how to at photojojo.com.

PHoto Craft Projects
PHoto Craft Projects

Keepsake Photo Bag

Photo Craft Prject Ideas

With four laminated photos and some random things you can probably find around the house you can make this cut little tote. Make it for your self or as a gift. It would also make a fun and personable gift bag.

To learn how to make the keepsake tote go to Kodak.com.

Tips For Transferring Photos - Working With Photos To Make Fun Crafts

  1. For best results use clear images that have high resolution so you can crop and focus to get the right image for your craft project.
  2. Make sure to get the righ transfer paper to print on. If you are transferring on to a light background you can easily use regular transfer paper, but you must use transfer paper for dark colors when using a darker background.
  3. Do not print out your photo onto transfer paper until the day you are going to use it. Ink on photo paper transfers easier when its fresh.

Cheap and Adorable Photo Craft Gift Ideas - Ideas For Fun Photo Craft Projects To Do At Home

When you are looking for a gift to give a grandma, a parent or someone else in the family a gift it is hard to find something that they will love but something that is cheap. Photos are a great gift but just photos itself can be a little boring and may not seem like its enough to use. Below are a few ideas of photo crafts you can assemble or do at home for less then $5 a piece.

To reduce the cost of the individual photo craft project you can buy a kit that has enough stuff for several gifts.

FANTASYCART Custom Photo Insert Picture Mousepad Mouse Pad Mat New
FANTASYCART Custom Photo Insert Picture Mousepad Mouse Pad Mat New

Instantly make a mouse-pad with photos. No waiting for them to get back from the print shop. Can change out photo anytime.

 

What Is Your Favorite Type Of Photo Craft?

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    • posterboardonline profile image

      posterboardonline 4 years ago

      The puzzles are great!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Oh Etch A Sketch, I loved this as a kid but could never make a picture I have not a clue what happened to mine. Its the exact same one as in the picture. Great Lens, great idea.

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      hsschulte 5 years ago

      I love the Etch A Sketch idea, so cute!

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      AngryBaker 5 years ago

      great ideas!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I have boxes and boxes of photos stashed away. Looks like time to get them out and go to work with some of these photo projects.

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      ChrissLJ 5 years ago

      I want the photo bag... made with photos of my dogs of course.

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Lots of great ideas here. I love the refrigerator magnets.

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      ngio64 5 years ago

      My mother-in-law got a photo puzzle for Christmas this year. She really liked it. Very helpful lens!

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Some really cute photo craft ideas. I love the Etch a Sketch idea!

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      Sandra Wilson 5 years ago from Wilson Education Resource Centre

      I love using my photos to make gifts and you have given me some more great ideas! Thanks.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Very cool ideas to use photos. It's sad with digital that we don't have more "real" photos. This can help solve that problem.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a very interesting idea indeed!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Neat photo craft ideas. Thanks!