30 Creative Ways to Repurpose Photos
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30 Creative Ways to Repurpose Photos

Whether or not you have an official Valentine this year, we can all agree that Valentine’s Day is a fun excuse to show the folks close to you how much you care. And what better way to show your love than by repurposing all those old photos of you and your peeps? Here are 30 creative DIY photo projects from all over the web, from glowing photo lanterns to the tiniest Polaroid magnets we’ve ever seen.

1. Polaroid Pop-Up Cards: Pop goes the… pop-up card! (via Brit + Co.)

2. Magnetic Photo Calendar: Create a year-round calendar on your fridge with these sweet DIY magnetic photo pockets. (via Photojojo)

3. Ceramic Photo Tiles: These are great as coasters or wall art – love the idea of using photographs of places that are special to you and your Valentine if you’re gifting it up. (via Brit + Co.)

4. Glowing Houses: How gorgeous are these? Print out photos of houses and get to work. (via Fellow Fellow)

5. Custom Pillows: Gotta love the power of the iron-on transfer. (via BHG)



6. Polaroid Charm Necklace: So sweet, and made using Sculpey clay you can bake right in your oven. (via Dotcoms for Moms)

7. DIY Canvas Portrait: Forget ordering a large canvas version of your favorite photo – you can make it yourself! (via A Beautiful Mess)



8. Tape Picture Frames: Such a cute and affordable way to display photos, and so easy to change up. (via Design*Sponge)

9. Photo Lollipops: These are definitely on the borderline strange side, but we’re digging ’em anyway. (via Photojojo)

10. Envelope Liners: Perfect for baby announcements, wedding invitations, or just whimsical pieces of postal love. (via Paiges of Style)

11. Scratch-Off Polaroid Valentines: All you need is paint and soap to create your very own scratch-off cards. (via Brit + Co.)

12. Fabric Photo Pockets: What a great way to add a personal touch to old garments. (via A Beautiful Mess)

13. Glowing Photo Spheres: Love these lanterns! Great as gifts or as illumination at a birthday party, wedding, or pretty much any type of celebration. (via Photojojo)

14. Nature-Inspired Vases: Lazertran paper makes it super easy to transfer any photo image to a smooth surface like a vase, table, or chair. (via BHG)

15. Polaroid Postcards: Did you know you can send Polaroids as postcards without envelopes? So fun! (via Brit + Co.)



16. Produce Bags: We are totally in love with these produce bags. Iron on your favorite veggies and get your buns to the farmer’s market. (via Design*Sponge)

17. Memory Candles: For a bit of candlelit nostalgia, make copies of old photos of your parents or grandparents and create memory candles. (via Inspired Ideas)

18. Photo Jewelry: Love the idea of creating our own take on this using super colorful abstract images. (via Country Woman)

19. Photo Pencils: Got an artist in the family? Make them a custom set of colored pencils with a vibrant photo. (via Photojojo)

20. Photo Jars: Another unusual and charming way to display your favorite photos. (via A Beautiful Mess)

21. Chambray Polaroid Top: Iron ons are seriously the best. Love the look of this chambray Polaroid top. (via Stars for Streetlights)

22. Wooden Photos: Transferring photos to wood is an easy way to get that rustic vibe without sacrificing the bold hues you love. (via Apartment Therapy)

23. Photo Star: Another one we’d love to try with even more abstract, colorful images. (Scraps and Scribbles)

24. Film Negative Candle Holders: After you’ve scanned all your old film into digital form, create these gorgeously illuminated candle holders.  (via Photojojo)

25. Family Photo Bookshelf: Definitely a cool way to display family photos without having a mantle packed to the max with frames. (via A Beautiful Mess)

26. Gift Tags: Bookmark this one for the holidays! (via Pinterest + Sweet Paul)

27. Tiny Polaroid Magnets: How adorable are these? (via Ambrosia Girl)

28. Photo Snow Globes: Another one for the holidays, these photo snow globes make great, slightly kitschy gifts. (via WonderHowTo)

29. Table Runner: Collect black and white photos of your parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, and more to create this beautiful table runner. (via Ruffled Blog)

30. Felt Polaroids: For a more tactile take on the Polaroid, create a series of them out of felt! (via A Beautiful Mess)

Bonus! Cocoagraphs: Photographs in chocolate form. Win. (via Brit + Co.)

We’ve also created a Pinterest board that we’ll continue to add to as more projects pop up so be sure to check it out.

And if you’ve made or found any fun photo DIY projects we should check out, let us know in the comments below.