A framed Souvenir

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Look at these gorgeous old style postcards of our beautiful city! Does anyone miss receiving post cards? I always used to send them from holidays away with my parents when I was younger. I loved choosing specific ones for each person too, picturesque for nanas and granddads and funny cartoon ones  for school friends. I was thinking it would be nice to make a collage with postcard images and frame it at home for a forever souvenir. I must have all the ones I received somewhere, probably mum and dads loft! This is where my idea came from for a framed souvenir. Having photo albums full of the amazing landmarks you took photos of just never come out enough! Choose a place / city / holiday you want to put on display, find lots of pictures of that place and arrange them in a très arty way in lovely frame of your choice! Voila! I admit, the custard tart in my frame isn’t a place or land mark but it’s definitely a tasty memory!

To make your own framed souvenir you will need:

  • A photo frame (I used an A4 sized one)
  • A sheet of A4 paper (if you want yours to more professional than mine, pre print the name of your favourite place on the paper 3/4 way down in your desired font)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue Stick
  • Bright coloured tape (or ribbon, different coloured paper – it’s up to you!)
  • Lots of images of well known land marks from a favourite place or holiday

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Step 1.

Find as many pictures to cut out as you can. The more you have the more you can play around with and arrange until you’re happy. Look in magazines, holiday brochures, leaflets, or even print them off the internet

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Step 2.

Draw a straight line across the middle of your paper. I chose have the picture landscape but again this is up to you. This is where all of your picture will be positioned

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Step 3.

Arrange your pictures along the line from one end to the other. when you’re happy, glue stick them into place

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Step 4.

Finish off the picture by sticking your tape along the bottom of the cut out picture arrangement. This will also neaten it off and make a lovely straight line 🙂

I made mine for my Mum to remind her of our amazing family trip to Lisbon. I’m sure she won’t mind that I stuck on the word Lisbon as an afterthought 😉 x

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2 thoughts on “A framed Souvenir

  1. What a great way to keep memories alive. So much better than pics in a frame, album in a cupboard, hidden on your laptop or phone. Love the modern look of it to

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