DIY Minted-Inspired Heart Photo Collage

DIY Heart Photo Collage | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI 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!

Supplies:
– Large wall frame
– Card stock
– Clear tape
– Craft scissors
– Ruler

Step #1:
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.
DIY Heart Photo Collage | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com

Step #2:
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.
DIY Heart Photo Collage | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com

Step #3:
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.
DIY Heart Photo Collage | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com
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.
DIY Heart Photo Collage | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com
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27 thoughts on “DIY Minted-Inspired Heart Photo Collage

  1. Lou Lou Girls says:

    Love it! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

    • DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

      Thanks Debbie! I keep the print up all year round. Should probably update the pictures as my kids won’t stop growing and changing!

  2. Susan says:

    I know this is an older post, but it is such a great idea that it has stood the test of time. I think I’ll have to put my spin on your spin of the Minted project and try this myself!

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