My aunt and her cute family just moved to the Rocky Mountains for a couple of years from Ohio. Thanks to social media, I have seen how much Ohio means to this special family and wanted to make them something sweet. So I made a home state photo mat and collaged their recent family photo shoot inside.Supplies Needed:
- 3 pieces of cardstock
- Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer
- X-acto Knife
- Permanent Gluestick
- picture frame
Step #1: Do a Google image search for the state/country outline you need. Once you find one you like, download and save it.
I used PicMonkey to edit the outline and added “Home Sweet Home” to the bottom. Then printed it on 8×10 cardstock.Step #2: I found their most recent family photos on Facebook and printed 5 wallet sized pictures on white cardstock. (Thank you, social media.)Step #3: Using an X-acto knife I cut out Ohio inside the black outline. Step #4: Using the pencil, outline the cut out on the last piece of white cardstock. This is so you know roughly where to put the pictures.Step #5: Glue the pictures into place. Constantly lay the state cutout over the top to make sure you aren’t covering cute little faces and important background. Step #6: Once you have the pictures where you want them, glue the Home Sweet Home print out to the top of the collage.Step #7: Frame it and display!
This is such a great way to display a number of pictures and create a great conversation piece for your home. Also the Home State Photo Mat is a perfect housewarming gift or going away gift for a special family or person.
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