Vintage Photo Decor

Aug 16, 2011

Hi Every­one!

Rebecca Cross here from Pink Paislee with a fun and super easy home decor idea for the upcom­ing hal­loween sea­son.  Most of us have vin­tage pho­tos tucked away in a keep­sake box or maybe even in an album but I seri­ously doubt you would want to “embell­ish them” or cut them up in order to use them for dec­o­ra­tion pur­poses right?  And that is where the inter­net comes in handy…or maybe even your local flea mar­ket or antique store because it is a lot eas­ier to have fun with an old time fam­ily pho­tos if they don’t belong to any­one in your family!

I recently picked up a free stand­ing wrought iron photo dis­play holder and I have plans to fea­ture vin­tage pho­tos in it to cre­ate a Hal­loween Cen­ter­piece.  I want to cre­ate about a dozen of these and to be hon­est it doesn’t make me feel bad at all to stamp on them, cut them up or glit­ter them!

To cre­ate this 3.5″ x 5.5″ post­card I used prod­ucts from the new Pink Paislee Phan­tom Col­lec­tion.  I used just 1 sheet of paper, the clear stamps and some glit­ter glue.  I also grabbed my pink­ing shear scis­sors to trim the paper mat afterwards.

As you can see this photo started out inno­cent enough.….a very nicely dressed woman stand­ing by a pen­nant from 1909; the grungey back­ground and aged photo appear­ance instantly makes it spooky and eerie.

To dec­o­rate this photo here is what I did:

  • Trimmed photo to 3 x 5
  • Trimmed photo mat to 3.5″ x 5.5″
  • Adhere photo over photo mat and use dec­o­rate edge scis­sors to cut around all 4 sides
  • Stamp Beware and Chan­de­lier image over photo
  • Cut a tri­an­gle hat out of paper scraps and add orange glit­ter glue for sparkle
  • Add to wrought iron holder and enjoy!
I only have 11 pho­tos left to alter and then I know this will be a fun addi­tion to my hal­loween decor…especially if I drape it with some faux spiderwebbing!
Try it out for your­self and have fun adding glam and glim­mer to these com­plete strangers.

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