Home-made design mobile with holiday photos
You don’t always just have to use photo frames and canvases to present your most beautiful holiday memories stylishly. Or albums: as many photos from your last holiday are simply too beautiful to just disappear on shelf. This design mobile made up of your favourite motifs can be created in no time at all.
And these are the materials you need:
With ifolor there is the option of having photographs printed in a square format. These photos are developed on premium photo paper in 13 format (12.7 x 12.7 cm). The only other materials you need besides the photographs are a wooden poster frame, either a simple wooden stick or branch from the garden. In addition you need patterned paper to suit the motifs, scissors, washi tape and yarn or parcel string.
2) Once you have selected the photographs, there’s a little craft making intermezzo: cut two triangles out of the patterned paper that matches the colours in the photos. The isosceles triangles are exactly 12.7 cm long on the longest side and therefore just as long as the photos are wide.
3) Before you stick the photos and triangles onto the string, take a look at the ensemble once again: Do the colours and the arrangement go well together? Should you swap the positions of two motifs? If you like the result, turn the mobile’s pieces over.
4) Now attach the strip to the back of the pictures using a short strip of the easy to peel off again washi tape. Because the ifolor photographs are printed on extremely high-quality premium photo paper it is not necessary to stick the photos to card beforehand.
5) Once all the photos are stuck onto the strings at the same distance, the mobile is finished. Now stick the top end of the strings into the poster frame, which consists of two wooden strips connected by a magnetic strip. This makes it possible to change the photos at any time. And the more attractive holiday photos conjure up wonderful memories at a glance the more it is worth making this kind of design mobile.
Photos and text: Julia Marre • www.kommandokarottenbrei.de
Julia Marre is a freelance author and journalist with a penchant for photography and design. She writes the Kommando Karottenbrei blog. She crafts with photo products for ifolor and writes about these DIY projects and self-styled gifts.