For any photo collage wall, it’s best to have the largest frame or photo be your center focal point, unless you’re going for an off-balanced look.
The “BOO” banner consists of 3 Cardstock medallions that I made last year. (Find a simple tutorial on how to make decorative paper medallions HERE.) Then I made the letters in a word document, print, cut a circle around, then glued to the centers of the medallions. I glued each medallion to a segment of black ribbon and pinned to the wall with burlap bows to cover the ends.
Nations Photo Lab‘s metal prints are one-of-a-kind, incredible-looking. I found a cute black and white photo of my kids in costume from last year and had it printed on metal in a fun shape (as seen on top). Yes-the photo is actually printed on metal…so cool!
We had an Alice in Wonderland family costume theme a few years ago, and I was sure to snap a picture of the kids with their dad, the “Mad Hatter”. I edited the photo in Pic Monkey to give it an antique look, ordered a metallic print of it, and displayed the photo in a cloud-shaped “sweet frame”.
The crow photo was a free image that I found online, had printed in linen texture, and then displayed with a painted wooden clothespin that I attached to the wall with a Command Strip.
I love that the number of any special date/holiday can become a fun decor piece. I purchased the decoupage numbers at Hobby Lobby, painted them with “Spiced Pumpkin” craft paint from Americana. After they were completely dry, I grabbed a pair of old netted tights, cut them to size, simply wrapped them tightly around the numbers and hot glued in the back. To finish it off, I hot glued on a sparkly plastic spider that I found at Walmart.
The haunted house is one of my most favorite elements in this collage. It’s a perfectly spooky addition. I want to take a tour, don’t you? I found the free image online (it’s a real house, by the way!) and had it printed on metal in a fun shape (there are four great shape options).
The colored photo of my kids in costume on top is, once again, printed on metal.
The mini trick-or-treat plaque was a gift and the “Pumpkin Card Seed Co.” sign was a free image that I found online and had printed with linen texture.
To assemble, I first laid all the elements out on the floor how I liked them in a section as large as I would have on my wall. Then I put each piece up, beginning in the center and working outwards. Easy peasy! I chose to arrange the pieces in a kind of scattered, asymmetrical look around the center pumpkin photo for more of a Halloween feel.
I think that covers it all! Whether it involves a collage wall, personalized calendar, memory album, or simply a framed family picture, Nations Photo Lab can help with your next project plans!
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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, but I did receive free product from Nations Photo Lab for review purposes. As always, all opinions are 100 % my own.