Monday, October 18, 2021

3 Crafty Ways to Showcase Your Summer Memories

Children running through a buttercup meadow
If the recent weather is anything to go by, it's clear that summer is definitely behind us. With dark nights fast approaching, it's time to kiss goodbye to sun-soaked skies and hello to everything that autumn has to bring. 
However, that does not mean that you have to let go of the fun of summertime entirely - as showcasing your summertime memories in your home is a great way to bring in a little sunshine year round! 
With that in mind, here are three crafty ways to showcase your summer memories! 
Create A Gallery Wall
Whether you have taken ten photos over the summer or fifty - the best pictures deserve to be shown off instead of sitting in some file on your phone. Thankfully, there are various ways in which you can do that. For example, you can print photos online directly from your phone - turning them into poster prints, canvases, or even photo books. 
Printed photographs (framed or unframed) can also make for the perfect gallery wall in your living room, bedroom, or hallway. Putting together a gallery wall allows you to truly experiment - so don't be afraid to try out a few different arrangements before hanging your photographs. For example, you could create a specific shape with your photos or experiment with different colours and photography styles to create a wall with the wow factor. 
Create A Seasonal Scrapbook
Scrapbooking is another great way to showcase your summertime memories and also makes for a fun activity that the entire family can enjoy. Furthemore, it is also a relatively inexpensive way to display your pictures, as you'll likely already have access to the supplies you need within your home. If you aren't sure where to get started or have hundreds of photos to choose from, then you may benefit from choosing a specific theme or creating multiple different scrapbooks. 
For example, you could have a separate scrapbook for each month or for each holiday or adventure you set out on. Either way, you should also check out some tips for capturing the best photographs ahead of time, as this can help you create professional-quality scrapbooks. 
Create Your Own Garlands
If you are looking for a creative or crafty way to showcase your summer memories, then you cannot go wrong with a homemade photo garland. Not only are they an excellent way to decorate your home, but they are also a lot of fun to make. 
To get started, you simply need to print a series of your favourite photographs and attach them to a length of rope, string, or even ribbon. You can attach your pictures using clothes pegs or simply thread them through the string - however, you should also ensure that the weight of the photos will not cause the garland to collapse. This can easily be achieved by choosing relatively small photo prints. 
Ideally, you should select pictures that follow a specific theme or perhaps run in chronological order from the start or end of your summer.
In short, while summer cannot last forever, you can ensure that the memories you shared with your friends and loved ones do. Furthermore, the end of one season means the beginning of another - meaning that it's time to get a head start on your autumn adventures.



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