Coastal Photo Collage

Coastal Photo Collage

Coastal Photo Collage

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

Coastal Photo Collage

Here are the frames I purchased from Dollar Tree.  They came in silver and gold finish, which I spray painted white.

Coastal Photo Collage

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.

Coastal Photo Collage

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.

Coastal Photo Collage

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.

I hope you enjoyed this summertime project!  I’d love for you to stop by my blog – Hymns and Verses – for a visit!   You can also follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter!

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  1. I love love love your gallery! What gorgeous pictures!

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