Thursday, November 29, 2012

Photo Ideas for your Fireplace Mantel

Decorate your Mantel  by "leaning" instead of "hanging" frames.

Instead of "hanging" picture frames, "lean" pictures frames. (shown below) You can easily move the pictures around and you don't have to worry about putting hardware into the brick. Layer various different frame sizes and be sure to fill the vertical space between the mantel and ceiling with a taller frame.

This and other great ideas for displaying photos on your mantel can be found at .


Monday, November 26, 2012

Pop Can Tabs for Picture Hangers

I just think this is so cool....and cheap!

Pop Can Tabs for Picture Hangers

Source: via Sheri on Pinterest

Compliments of via Sarah Dalton. Details originally posted by

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Photo Gift Tags

Originally posted by Sweet Paul Blog and shared by Jeck Garcia on, turn your photos into gift tags using:

  • Color copies of pictures
  • Tag puncher
  • Hole puncher
  • String

Use a tag puncher and punch out tags of your pictures.

If you don't have a tag puncher you can just cut the tags out by hand.

Punch out holes using a hole puncher and fasten a string to the photo.

Photo by Hector Sanchez

Source: via Sheri on Pinterest

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Make a Holiday Wreath from Photos

Cute, easy ideas to display your photos. Dig out those old family photos and make a wreath for the holidays. Or, use some Christmas lights, along with some of your favorite photos, to make some garland.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Digital Image Transfer: Creating Art With Your Photography

Digital Image Transfer: Creating Art with Your Photography by Ellen G. Horovitz is an excellent resource for turning your digital pictures into works of art. Whether you have access to an inkjet  printer, laser printer, or photocopy machine, there is a project in this book for you!
Use an Inkjet Printer to make a photo transfer. Did you know you can transfer a photo onto fabric using household freezer paper and your iron? Or, did you know that you can combine soap flakes, hot water, and a hint of turpentine to create a transfer agent for fabric, paper, or wood? Learn these photo transfer techniques and others in Digital Image Transfer: Creating Art with Your Photography.

Use a Laser Printer or Photocopy machine to make a photo transfer. Harness the power of heat-based (toner) transfers to create works of art on glass, wood, and ceramic. Create beautiful works of art on Polymer Clay. Learn step-by-step how to transfer your photos onto different substrates to transform your photos and prints into one-of-a-kind personalized gifts in Digital Image Transfer: Creating Art with Your Photography.
In addition to the many image transfer processes discussed in this book, you will also find step-by-step instructions on how to utilize various photo editing software programs, such as Photoshop© and Studio Artist©, to enhance photos. 

This book offers new and innovative ideas that will surely turn your photos into works of art worth sharing.  

To start creating your own transfer art, go to Digital Image Transfer: Creating Art with Your Photography.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Make a Table Centerpiece

Decorate your holiday table with a party centerpiece crafted from your favorite photos. Simple and elegant, this project only takes a couple of photo frames, black & white pictures printed on vellum, tape, and a votive candle to pull off this one-of-a-kind display.

Check out this easy project at: Martha Stewart Photo Centerpiece.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Make a Personalized Photo Pendant

Celebrate family with a personalized photo pendant.  These are so cute and easy to make. You can find the tutorial here: Photo Pendant Tutorial

What a GREAT Christmas Gift for someone special!


Monday, October 29, 2012

DIY Photo Christmas Ornament

With Christmas just around the corner, consider making a picture ornament. It’s easy, fast, inexpensive, and memorable! To make, print a photo on vellum and insert it into a glass ornament. Glass ornaments are readily available in craft stores around the fall and winter holidays.
  • Decorate your tree, starting an annual tradition.
  • Give to a Special Teacher -- Picture of the Class.
  • Give to a Nanny - Picture of your children.
  • Give to a Grandparent.
  • Give to a Special Class Friend - Best Friends from class.
  • College Student to Sorority Sister -- Inexpensive!
  • College Student to Mom/Dad -- Inexpensive!

Make a Photo Display using Recycled Jars

Display your photos in recycled jars. This is a great idea for a display that costs next to nothing. Don't throw away that spaghetti jar!

Source: via Jan on Pinterest

Monday, October 22, 2012

Turn your Favorite Photo into a Cross Stitch Keepsake

 Ready for something different? Turn your favorite picture into a cross stitch keepsake.
My Sunrise PHOTO,
10-21-12, Jax Beach

Easy as 1-2-3.....

1) Upload an image file from your computer to the website, or select a picture from the free samples gallery.

2) Change the image to meet the desired result.

3) Press the "Generate chart" button to let the tool generate the stitch chart for you which you can download.

Patterns with less than 1000 stitches can be downloaded for free.

Click Here to Design Your Own Cross Stitch from your Favorite Photo

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Photo Serving Tray for Mom's Birthday

Today is my Mom's 73rd Birthday. She loves gifts made by me, my children, and pretty much anybody close to her. And, usually for Christmas I give her and my sister (who lives north of me) my latest DIY passion. So, for her birthday, I put together a PHOTO SERVING TRAY, complete with a few collages of my latest photos and pictures of her grandchildren. It cost me more to send it than it did to make it because like always, I waited to the last minute to ship it. :-) I purchased the Photo Serving Tray at Barnes & Noble on a super discount (around $7---originally $30), and the pictures came from Walgreens for less than .19 a picture. BTW, my MOM LOVED IT! It arrived yesterday, and she called me last night....all smiles. I realize that the pictures are a little busy looking, but I was not shooting for a professional product to sell. I was shooting for a DIY gift that my Mom would love and she did. :-) This makes a great gift, and is easy and fast.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Decorate your walls with photos

Do your walls need some decoration? By far, the easiest DIY project. Print your own photos, or have someone else print them for you. You can get digital photo prints numerous places.
Personally, I have been purchasing my prints at Walgreens. Because they produce fast, same-day, inexpensive prints, decorating your walls can be a quick same-day project.  Walgreens sells all of your traditional size prints, including poster size prints and collages (like the one below) starting less than $10. Typically, they have a coupon running on their prints. This week (in my area), the coupon was $10 off any order of $20.00 or more. They do a great job and the prints can be ready the same day within a couple of hours.


I try and choose frames under $20, even for my poster size photos. Recently, I purchased 6 white 11x14 frames on clearance at Target for $6.98 a piece. Yes, you can spend a lot of money on frames but you don't have too. Select a frame within your budget. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Welcome to IdeasforPhotos...

Jacksonville Beach, Sunrise, October 2012
Hi. My name is Sheri, otherwise known as Stockpixie on several weather sites including, and Landscape Photography is my passion. You can often find me in front of a Sunrise or Sunset on the weekends taking pictures with my Nikon D5100. When I am not taking pictures, I am searching for something "nifty" to do with them, or actually, anything to do with them other than sitting in my camera. Hence, this website! It's dedicated to all those that take the time to share their ideas so that I never run out of cool things to do with my photos.