After Converting Photos to Digital: 5 DIY Summer Projects

Posted by Julie Morris on Wed, Jun 05, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

There’s a reason so many people enjoy summer - kids are at home and it’s finally time for some much needed rest and relaxation. Perhaps you spent time during the spring converting photos to digital for different holidays and events. Your mother can’t stop raving over her new collection of digital photographs she received for Mother's Day but what are you supposed to do with all the originals? Many times, photo collections will be ripe with double images. After protecting one set of originals, get crafty with the duplicate pictures! We’ve searched through Pinterest to find some DIY projects to keep you busy this summer.

After Converting Photos to Digital: 5 DIY Summer Projects

1.Spruce Up Your Furniture

After Converting Photos to Digital: 5 DIY Summer Projects

Whether it’s a dresser or just a memory box, try adhering photos to the surface to be reminded of the places you’ve traveled and the people you love. This is a great way to personalize a piece of furniture. Don’t want to glue pictures to your antiques? This is a great excuse to scour thrift shops for a piece that’s just begging for a makeover.

2. Throw a Party and Make Place Cards

After Converting Photos to Digital: 5 DIY Summer Projects

Add a personal touch to the next family BBQ and create personalized place cards. Simply take tape and wrap it around one edge of the photo. Write an individual name on the tape and set on the plate. To really give this project some oomph, jot a personal note on the back and send it home with the party goer. 

3. Create a Gallery Wall

After Converting Photos to Digital: 5 DIY Summer Projects

Sometimes, a blank wall just needs to be filled. Don’t waste your ink printing out your digital pictures when the originals can be placed in frames. Create a uniform look from a mixture of frames by spray painting them the same color.

4. Lighten Up!

After Converting Photos to Digital: 5 DIY Summer Projects

There is never a shortage of ways to display photos. Once you’ve finished converting photos to digital images, place the original in a shape of your choice on the wall. This time, disregard individual frames and outline the shape with colorful lights. It’s an original piece of art.

5. Create a Scrapbook

After Converting Photos to Digital: 5 DIY Summer Projects

Summer is the perfect time to start a new project. Now that you have digital copies of all the photos, cutting up the original images isn't really an issue! It also allows you to cut out the bad aspects of a picture and highlight the best portions.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a weekend and start on some summer projects!

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Topics: Converting photos to digital, DIY Projects

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