Photo Heart Collage

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Today I attached some memories to the wall.

Yep, I did.

Because that is basically what photos are, after all.

Memories of events, time and people.

Now, making a giant heart shape out of a group of family photos isn’t anything complicated, unique or even slightly spectacular.

But it is amazing how much I love it.  A large gathering of memories from a pile of random family photos.  (Many not even frame-worthy.)


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I started off with a blank piece of wall.  (One of the most oft decorated spaces in my home.)


2-24-14n 324 Photo Heart @ CharmingZebra.comI used Walgreens online to order the photos and picked them up the same day.

They were 20 cents a piece.  If I wanted to wait until they mailed them to me, it would have been only 12 cents a photo.  (But then, of course, I was a wee bit impatient so I just opted for the same-day pick-up.)


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Then I just played around with the layout until I had a shape I liked.

I underestimated the number of photos I needed, but luckily, had ordered double prints for another project.  So I just grabbed a few of my favorites and used them twice, ending up with 42 photos.


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I taped all the photos together first (row by row) so they wouldn’t become crooked once I hung them up.


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I heart it.


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All the photos were printed in black and white, but I left my daughter’s bright-hued hair in all it’s full glory.  (To commemorate the fun summer of her neon pink do, of course.) 


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So there it is, a very simple way to put memories (and a giant heart) up on the wall.



I’m sharing this project over at Capturing Joy With Kristen Duke today.  For the whole month of February, Kristen is doing a Decorating with Pictures series.  So many great ideas to be had and daily fun prizes to be won.  Be sure to check it out!

~Miss Charming


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  1. love this! i would love to create one of these somewhere!
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  2. That turned out really great! I love the B&W photos against your colored wall. Looks very modern : ]
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  3. It’s awesome and I adore the photo with your daughter’s hair.
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  4. Such a great idea!! I really love how it turned out, especially leaving the pink hair!! I am looking at my walls right now trying to decide a spot where I can create this. ;-)
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  5. Amazing idea, will share it with our customers too.

  6. I love it! I love having family photos displayed ~ this is a great way to do it.

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