I’m Back From Vacation. Now What?

Vacation time’s almost over! Your phone and camera are filled with photos from all your fun trips…what now?

You don’t want them stored in your laptop forever, but there isn’t enough shelf space in the world to show them off.

Where we’re going we don’t need shelves.

We’ve rounded up some our favorite photo projects from our archives and elsewhere around the ‘net to show you what to do with those awesome photos of yours.

10 Ideas for Showing Off Vacation Photos

WHY IT’S COOL

You really want to show off your best snaps, but when you have SO many cool photos from all your super summer trips…that’s a whole lotta frames to buy. These DIYs will show you that photos can be so much more than a picture in a frame!

#1: MAKE PHOTO MAGNETS

beforePictures on the fridge, that’s classic. These easy photo magnets are great vacation keepsakes, and you can add new ones to your collection for each trip.

Plus, your pictures will be able to hold up other pictures. Whoa. It’s like inception for photos…

Magnetize Your Photos

#2: DIY GEOMETRIC PHOTO DISPLAY

beforeThis wall display is super cool. All you need is yarn, nails, clips and you’re good to go!

If you run out of room, keep adding on more yarn – cover the entire wall!

Create Your Own Wall Display

#3: DIY PAPER BAG SCRAP BOOK

beforeWe don’t like to brag, but this DIY is pretty brilliant. You can make this with stuff you have laying around the house!

If you’re the kind of person who keeps ticket stubs from trips, this is an absolutely perfect way to keep them stored. (Okay, we kinda like to brag).

Make a Paper Bag Scrap Book

#4: MAKE A CHIPBOARD ALBUM

beforeThis project is a bit time consuming, but totally worth it. It’ll make your photos look profesh & snazzy too.

Make an album for each vacation!

DIY Chipboard Album

#5: DIY ROCK PHOTO HOLDERS

beforeThis is the cheapest project you’ll ever make, half the supplies are in your backyard right now!

Plus, it’ll feel like you brought back some of the trip with you.

Easy Rock Photo Holders

#6: DIY FRINGE PHOTO GARLAND

beforeYour pictures are already awesome, but you want to add a little ‘pizzazz’ to them. This is the project for you.

Especially is you’re a Stevie Nicks fan. All things fringe.

Make Fringe Photo Garland

#7: DIY CLOCK WITH FRAMED PHOTOS

beforeYou love quirk and this clock is definitely that. It’s be fun to change your photos after each trip.

Then, count down the minutes till your next vacation!

Create a Photo Clock

#8: MAKE A PICTURE MAP

beforeIf you have an affinity for maps, it’s safe to assume you have a case of wanderlust.

This is the perfect way to map out all the places you’ve been, and narrow down the places you haven’t.

Start Your Picture Map

#9: DIY PHOTO LEDGE

beforeThis a great way to display a lot of photos in your house without having to buy tonso frames.

We love the minimalism.

Build a Photo Ledge

#10: Have Someone DIFY (do it for you)

beforePrintstagram is easy and awesome. It simply pulls pics straight from your Instagram account, and gives you tons of print options!

They make everything from square prints, to minibooks, to stickers and more!

Print Your Instagrams

Extra thank you to The Caldwell Project, A Beautiful Mess, PBteen, Postal Pix and Printstagram for the pictures and their amazing ideas!