After traveling and taking millions (seriously, millions) of photos, I always want to use them somehow to remember the great places that I have been so lucky to see. But, you can only have so many framed photos of places you have seen before things get a bit redundant, so I have tried to think of unique ways to use travel photos. Here are a couple of ideas:
1. Travel photo coasters: Instead of filling glass coasters with photos of family members, I used a couple of brightly colored textural photos taken in Spain last summer and LOVE the way that they turned out!
2. Textile Design: Check out www.spoonflower.com for ideas and make your own fabric pattern from a photo. I love the idea of using some of the pictures that I have from Barcelona (Parc Guell) and Sevilla (mosaic tiles) in order to make a textile for pillow or curtain fabric.
Here are two of my favorites from their already existing collection:
I just was playing on their website (addictive!!) - and look what happened!
3. Monogrammed Letter photo collage: Check out Etsy's "Stamposaurus" from Britain. Great photo ideas - you could create this from travel pictures of the same tone and style instead of old fashioned stamps.
4. Photo Bulletin Board / Photo Wall: A cool photo bulletin board - I found this today blog surfing on Design Sponge. The best part of this is that bulletin boards don't have to be one size fits all....they can be a random collection of beautiful photos. The more the better!