You’re going to love these 50+ photo crafts, great for home decorating or giving as gifts! Get unique ideas for frames, ornaments, and more.
I think there’s one thing we can all agree on, and it’s that pumpkin bread is the best dessert in the entire world. OKAY, that’s not it – though I do love me some pumpkin bread.
What we can all agree on is that our photos spend way too much time hanging out on our phone. And they don’t come off of our devices to see the light of day. Ever.
Back in the day if we wanted to see our photos, we had to get film developed. Even with the advent of the digital camera that consumers could purchase, the screens were so small that you still needed to get them printed.
But now? Our photos are all at the tip of our fingers at all times. So if you’re like me, they just never get printed.
I think that we should change that though, don’t you? There are many reasons to print out photos, and two big ones are home decorating and handmade gifts. I think it’s time to start a campaign!
And a handmade one at that. So I’m going to share with you some photo crafts – crafts that you can make with pictures so you can get them out of your phone and out for everyone to see.
The list below contains over 50 photo crafts that range from small gift ideas you can make for a loved one to larger decor items like wall art. You need to see this list of projects, because there’s something for everyone here!
No matter what space you are trying to decorate, or who you are making a gift for, you’ll find a project below that you have to try.
And the skill level required ranges from none-at-all to medium level crafter. None of the crafts are too hard.
Preserve your favorite memories with one of these great handmade ideas! Look through the list below and let me know which of them are your favorite. And which ones you try in the comments. Happy crafting!
Learn how to make crafts with your photos, perfect for decor or gifts! You'll love these easy ideas.
Learn how to make the easiest DIY photo collage using Mod Podge and other basic supplies! You’ll love this cute wall art on a budget. The entire project costs just under $20.
Learn how to make easy personalized magnets using photos you'll print yourself! This is an easy and inexpensive gift to make.
Photos to Glass
Learn how to do a photo transfer to glass with the decal method and Mod Podge photo transfer medium.
Photo Transfer to Wood
Learn how to transfer photos to wood in three simple steps! All you need for this photo transfer to wood is your favorite image and a medium. It’s easy!
Photo Collage Letters
Learn how to create photo letters: a photo collage on paper mache letters. This easy craft is a great way to display lots of pictures at once!
DIY Photo Resin Coasters
These photo resin coasters would look adorable on your desk at work, on your nightstand . . . or anywhere really. The best part is that because the mason jar lid has a lip, when condensation forms from cold beverages, the mess will be contained!
Photo Booth Simple Canvas Art
Learn how to create photo booth canvas art using your favorite pics and four mini canvases! Perfect for adults, pets, or kids.
Accordion Photo Box
This photo box is the perfect gift! Think Father’s Day, Grandparents Day, or mom’s birthday – and it can also be a perfect memento to make after a fun summer trip. Or maybe fill it with pictures of baby’s first year. The reasons for making an accordion photo box are endless!
Photo Pillows with Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium
Use your Instagrams to create these unique, personalized photo pillows. It’s easy to do with Mod Podge! There's also a video in the post that shows you how a picture pillow comes together.
DIY Glitter Photo Frames
Glitter can be a controversial craft supply, but it's well contained in this photo frame project! These are cute and easy to turn into fridge magnets.
A Family Portrait Snow Globe
These little personalized family portrait snow globes are a great present for everyone in your life. I mean, who doesn’t want to have their own snow globe with them inside of it? I like the idea of making a new one each year as the family grows and gets older. How fun would it be to have your mantel filled with snow globes of your family through the years?
DIY Flower Pots
Learn how to decorate a flower pot with photos and Mod Podge! This makes a great gift idea, especially for Mother's Day.
DIY Photo Luminaries
Picture frame luminaries are a great idea for any gift idea, centerpiece or mantel decor! Dollar store supplies make it even more awesome (and inexpensive).
Ceramic Tile Photo Coasters
Use your favorite photos to make custom Mod Podge coasters – because DIY coasters make perfect gifts! These picture coasters are inexpensive and easy to make.
Photo Transfer to Metal
Learn how to do a metal photo transfer with Mod Podge! It makes such unique home decor.
DIY Photo Wreath with Mason Jar Lids
Create a DIY photo wreath using mason jar lids and family photos. Share this sentimental circle of memories as a gift. It's perfect for Mother's Day!
Photo to Wood Block
Use your Instagram images to create this easy wood photo block! You’ll use Mod Podge photo transfer medium to make it happen.
Bottle Cap Magnets
Learn how to make DIY magnets with bottle caps! You probably have the supplies in your home already. Easy for both kids and adults.
Learn how to make a photo pendant the easy way! Attach to a necklace or bracelet for simple DIY jewelry that also makes a great gift idea.
How to Make Personalized Photo Candles
Learn how to make personalized candles with your favorite photo using a packing tape transfer! Make a handmade gift in just 15 minutes for under 5 bucks.
Pallet Picture Frame
Learn how to make an 11" x 14" pallet picture frame and then add an image on top with photo transfer medium.
How to Transfer Photos to Stone
This tutorial will show you how to easily transfer photos onto stone. Transfer photos, quotes, or anything that you can print on a simple printer!
DIY Photo Purse
Learn how to make a photo purse using Mod Podge photo transfer medium! This makes a perfect gift idea.
Photo Transfer to Canvas
A photo transfer to canvas gives your photo and your project a slightly vintage feel – it’s a beautiful twist on a traditional decoupage craft!
Chalkboard Messaging Clipboard
Craft a personal and whimsical way to leave messages for your loved ones. This clipboard is easy to make with a photo and chalkboard paint.
Inkjet Photo Transfer to Wood
This inkjet photo transfer to wood is easy with Mod Podge and regular school glue. Do it in five simple steps!
Hula Hoop Photo Display
These gold hula hoop photo displays work great for hen parties, bridal showers, and bachelorette parties! I think they would also look amazing displayed at weddings with photos of the couple throughout the years too! Here's how to make your own.
DIY Photo Lamp
If you find yourself short on wall space, there are other ways to display photos - like on a lampshade! This is such a unique idea and makes a great gift.
Photo Transfer to Fabric
Use medium to do a Mod Podge photo transfer to fabric. This vintage pillow project is so easy and the results are pretty!
Personal Picture Clock
If you're looking for a photo craft that makes a huge impact, this clock is perfect! Choose a cute family photo and learn how to turn it into a timepiece with this tutorial.
Paint these DIY photo blocks any color to fit in with your child’s room or nursery and display on a shelf! They also make great gifts.
Melissa made quilts for her nieces as high school graduation gifts. I like the idea of a quilt with photos to keep kids warm if they get homesick while away! This would make an awesome personalized present for anyone.
Fun Photo Bookmarks
These photo bookmarks are about as fun as it gets! Your kids are going to love making them as well as posing for the pictures.
Glue Pictures on Canvas
Learn how to glue pictures on canvas with Mod Podge! This is a great project for instant decor.
Image to Canvas
Learn how to add an image to canvas using decoupage medium. Create your own wall art with any printed photo or design.
Vintage Suitcase Decor Covered in Photos
In this vintage suitcase decor project, you’ll adhere photos to an old find using Mod Podge! This DIY suitcase is such an easy idea.
Cute DIY Photo Blocks With Lettering
Learn how to create these cute and rustic looking DIY photo blocks with lettering - perfect for a gift or to add a personal touch to your home decor!
This Photo Bracelet Makes a Special Gift
Use Mod Podge and pictures to make a fun photo bracelet! This is so easy even a kid can make it – and it makes a great gift.
How to Make a Photo Lantern
Learn how to make a photo lantern for anyone on your gift giving list. They will love this personalized gift, and it's easy to make!
DIY Photo Puzzle
Learn how to make a puzzle from a picture! This is such an inexpensive method. A custom photo puzzle makes a great gift and it’s SO easy!
DIY Photo Keychain
Create a photo keychain that comes together in a matter of minutes (excluding dry time). This is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day!
DIY Picture Frame Bookends
Grandparents love these kind of presents! Make personalized bookends using photo frames, and learn a unique method for keeping them heavy.
Photo Transfer to Canvas Pencil Pouch
Use photo transfer medium to create a personalized canvas pencil case. It's a great gift idea to make with your Instagram photos.
Learn how to make a personalized photo vase with simple materials from Home Depot! This is the coolest project, with unique results.
Glowing Photo Luminaries
Print your favorite photos onto vellum and apply them to glass jars or vases to turn them into glowing photo luminaries. See how it's done here.
This DIY Photo Art Is Perfectly Personalized
Learn how to make this unique photo art using the initials of your choice! SO easy that anyone can do it. Such simple and unique DIY decor.
Decoupage Photo Craft Pumpkins
Create a decoupage photo craft pumpkin that you can decorate with every year! This is such a cute idea that you can keep up all fall through Thanksgiving.
DIY Embroidered Photo Ornaments
Learn a fun way to make a personalized photo Christmas ornament with added hand embroidery and embellishment details.
Family Photo Ornaments Made with Crystal Pendants
Learn how to make pretty family photo ornaments using crystal pendants from a chandelier! Perfect for Christmas holiday decor, a wedding, or baby gift idea.
Photo Christmas Ornaments
Create festive, personalized photo Christmas ornaments using your favorite pictures, wood blocks, and Mod Podge. These DIY ornaments make great gifts!
Image Transfer Ornaments
Make this holiday special by crafting a personalized ornament for your family and friends. Use transfer medium to add the faces of your loved ones to wood slices!
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