TURNING MY PHOTOS INTO HOME ACCESSORIES

I take hundreds and hundreds of photos every year for my blog, but once the posts have been and gone and they’ve been shared across my social media, they get lost in the ether and forgotten about. So, I decided to turn some of my favourite photos from this year’s blog posts (along with a few free printable inspirational quotes) into accessories and artwork for my home. These pretty photographs now have a whole new life!

First, I created a set of six personalised photo coasters (£9.99 for 6) with Snapfish. For these I used a variety of beauty and lifestyle images from my blog and some free printable quotes from the beautiful blog Oh So Lovely. I am now using these coasters for a variety of purposes throughout my home. I love the ‘Girl Boss’ and ‘#Blogger’ ones that I keep on my desk to keep my drinks away from my work.

I can be quite clumsy and regularly knock things over or spill things. Just yesterday I dripped nail varnish on my duvet cover. I used a photo I took of some Nails Inc polishes to create a coaster to keep with my nail paraphenalia, so that I can use it as a mat for under the bottles when I’m painting my nails.

Also, since we are on the subject of spillages, these coasters make great spoon rests when you are baking; stopping the mixture getting all over your worktops. I love one of the images from a coconut oil baking post that I did, so I used this to make a coaster that can join me on my future baking adventures.

One of my favourites is this ‘Bra Off. Hair Up. Sweats On.’ printable quote that I also found on the Oh So Lovely site as it sums me up perfectly when I’m at home. I therefore decided to turn it into a coaster that has pride of place on my bedside table to house an array of beverages.

Finally, I wanted to make some photo bunting to hang around my office to inspire me to take good images for this here blog. I love Polaroid-style prints, so when I found out that Cheerz do a box of them (30 for £12.95), I just couldn’t resist. You upload your photos to the site, or choose from Instagram and Facebook, then add your captions. Cheerz print them all out for you and deliver them in a snazzy keepsake box. I then just used some ribbon and some pretty bow paperclips to create the garland.

Has this inspired you to get creative with your photographs?


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