I was flipping through a magazine at my sons swim lessons and actually stopped to look at an advertisement. That, like, rarely happens! What made me stop my page flip? A stunning Heart Snapshot Mix with Foil-Press from stationary company, Minted.
It’s really a pretty piece of art. But the price is not. Let’s just say it is way out of my stay-at-home mom “salary”, starting at $57 unframed to $116 framed. Yikes! Needless to say, I ripped out the ad and figured out how I could make my own heart photo print…
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DIY Minted-Inspired Heart Photo Collage
It’s always fun to try to recreate an existing product and make it your own, all while doing it on a super thrifty budget. The less I can spend on a project, the happier I feel. (Strange, I know!) This project literally cost me nothing. Just a couple of hours of my time. So let the laundry sit unfolded while you search for fun photos to shrink down!
– Large wall frame
– Card stock
– Clear tape
– Craft scissors
Working with the dimensions of the frame I had in mind, I created a simple Minted Inspired Heart Photo Print template. I also printed out 25 – 1.5″x 1.25″ little photo print rectangles. Cut out those little individual photo pictures.
Once all those little rectangles were cut, I then cut larger rectangles (2″ x 1.5″) out of colorful scrapbook paper. Using a roll of tape, I taped the photo onto the scrapbook paper, attempting to make it look like a tiny little Polaroid print.
Lay out and arrange on the heart template. It’s very jigsaw puzzle-like seeing what will fit where. Secure with a roll of tape.
This is a pretty quick project and one that you can leave on your wall all year long. Or pull it out each Valentine’s Day season and remember those happy, special framed memories.
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