01/12/2016

5 DIY with pictures perfect for Christmas

Photography and gifts

We’ve officially entered the holidays season, Christmas trees are coming in our living rooms and loads of little presents will be placed under the branches full of lights and colourful balls. Just one issue: it’s always more difficult doing original Christmas presents, and it’s always better if they’re not too much expensive! For this reason we thought to give you some tips to breath a new life into your pictures and turn them into very nice gifts to your friends and family.

To create these personalised presents you’ll need free time, few stuffs easy to find and, of course, some of your favourite pictures. Unwrapping the gifts with your beloved ones will be more beautiful this year!

1. Magnetic calendar for the fridge

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  • Difficulty
  • Time
  • What you need
  • Easy
  • 1 hour
  • 31 favourite pictures and 31 cardboards
  • scissors
  • glue
  • gaffer tape
  • decorations

calendario Phojojo blogSource: Phojojo blog

Preparation

  1. Prepare 31 cardboards with the same dimension (e.g. 5×5 cm) or, as an alternative, use little bags to contain notes of the day.
  2. Print 31 images, cut them and stick them onto the cardboards. These pictures need to be bigger than the cardboards themselves.
  3. Now prepare your pictures and number them from 1 to 31. Let your fantasy free in order to choose the style!
  4. Stick the gaffer tape onto the back! It’s ready!
Photojojo calendar
Photojojo calendar
Photojojo calendar

© Images: Photojojo


2. Polaroid charm

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  • Difficulty
  • Time
  • What you need
  • Medium
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • favourite pictures to print
  • white clay
  • aluminium foils
  • cardboard
  • trimmer
  • a necklace

ciondolo One-o blogSource: One-o blog

Preparation

  1. Warm the oven. Draw on a cardboard two rectangle 3×4 cm. On one of them draw a square of 2 cm, leaving an edge of 0,5 cm on 3 sides and 1,5 cm just on one. Then draw a little half circle on the side which will be the base for your little Polaroid. You’ll need it to stick the charm to the necklace. Cut with the trimmer.
  2. Stretch the clay out on the aluminium foil: it must have an height of 3 mm. Then cut it with a knife as for the previous two shapes.
  3. Superimpose the two shapes and poke a little hole through the half circle. Put the charm in the oven for 10 minutes, plaster the edges with a bit of clay and let it cook for 5/10 minutes.
  4. Take the little pictures (dimensions: 2 cms) printed before and stick them onto the charm.
Polaroid by diaryofamadcrafter
Polaroid by diaryofamadcrafter
Polaroid by diaryofamadcrafter

© Images: Diary of a mad crafter


3. Photographic lamp

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  • Difficulty
  • Time
  • What you need
  • Easy
  • 45 minutes
  • 1 picture of a landscape
  • transparent adhesive paper
  • electrical candle
  • scissors
    trimmer

Preparation

  1. Print a picture of a landscape you love (or take it from an old book).
  2. Cut through the edge between the sky and the landscape and roll the image up to form a cylinder. Block the extremities with the adhesive tape.
  3. Put the electrical candle in the cylinder. Your lamp is ready!

Be careful: Don’t use real candles, just electrical ones! Paper, as you know, is highly flammable and could be easily burnt, therefore creating a life hazard. Put your electrical candle in the middle of your cylinder away from the walls, avoiding overheating of the paper.

by fellowfellow.com
by fellowfellow.com

© Images: Fellow fellow


4. Personalised Christmas cards

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  • Difficulty
  • Time
  • What you need
  • Very easy
  • 30 minutes
  • Printed pictures
  • hole punch
  • scissors
  • twine

Lampada fellowfellowSource: Lara Davidson

Preparation

  1. Cut your pictures in little rectangles.
  2. Pierce an extremity.
  3. Pass the twine through the hole and your card will be ready to be hanged to your present.

5. Photographic wreath

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  • Difficulty
  • Time
  • What you need
  • Very Easy
  • 30 minutes
  • Favourite pictures
  • double-sided tape
  • ribbons
  • cardboard
  • scissors
  • decorations

Preparation

  1. Cut a circle in a cardboard, cut the centre and place the pictures as you like on the outline, sticking them with the double-sided tape.
  2. Make a little hole to pass the ribbon through to hang the wreath and decorate it with flowers or laces. To personalise your creation, try to use lots of images related to the person who’s receiving the gift!

And always remember that you can find loads of nice gift ideas on Easyprint. Have a look at our online FreeDesign tool.

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