Hi there! It’s Doreen from Hymns and Verses! Today I want to show you how to make a fun Coastal Photo Collage for your summer decor! It’s a great way to frame those candid shots at the beach or pool!
Here’s what you will need:
15 Dollar Tree 5 x 7 Frames
White Spray Paint
1 Sheet Foam Core Board from Dollar Tree
Rope for Trim
15 5 x 7″ Candid Summertime Photos
Here are the frames I purchased from Dollar Tree. They came in silver and gold finish, which I spray painted white.
I used this rope trim that I purchased a few months back. I used my glue gun to attach the rope to the inside groove on each frame. I started by tying a knot in one end. I placed the knot in alternating corners as a starting point when gluing. At the end, I would cut the rope and carefully tuck it under the beginning knot.
Now, it was time to choose my photos. I chose candid shots from past summer vacations at the beach and other summertime events. I did edit them each a bit because many of the photos were really colorful and I wanted a more muted look to the photos. Then I sent the images to Costco’s online photo center and ordered each in 5 x 7″ size. The cost for all fifteen 5 x 7 prints was under $5.
Once I had my prints, I arranged them on my table the way I thought they looked best and then put them into the frames. To make hanging easier, I attached each frame to a piece of foam core board that was just slightly smaller than my frame arrangement. I first laid out the frames on the foam core board where I wanted them and then one by one, I hot glued them in place. Because the Dollar Tree frames are light weight, the hot glue is enough to secure them to the foam core board. I attached a wire photo hanger to the back of the foam core board and hung the display above my mantel.