Wall Picture Collage

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I have been wanting to hang something on the wall in my kitchen ever since we moved in.  Between Emily and I, we finally dreamed up this Wall Picture Collage after looking at lots of other people’s photo collages- and I love the way it turned out.
Here are all the things that I bought.
(all found at walmart)
This entire project was under $20. My kind of project!
*pictures you want to use (I had free prints from Costco)
* 2 20×30 foam core boards (I got two black ones $2.88 each)
*poster hanger thingies ($2.44)
*foam brushes ($.97)
*double sided tape ($3)
*mod podge (I already had some)
 This shows you how thick the foam core board is..
First I drew out a plan..
Then I cut some computer paper first, and made sure it would work before I cut up my pictures.
 Then I went to work cutting my 4×6 pictures into 4 inch squares.

 I then laid them all out on the floor in the order that I wanted them, and then taped them down with double sided tape.

 Then I took it in the kitchen and painted mod podge all over it.
 This is the scary part… cause it feels like you are about to ruin the pictures!
but don’t worry.. it does dry clear.
I had glossy mod podge that I’ve had since high school-
but I wish I would have used matte mod podge.
My dried collage glares a bit, and the old stuff was chunky.
I have since bought some matte stuff, but I don’t know if I dare go over everything with another coat.
I let it dry overnight..
and hung it up the next morning.
Here’s the view from the living room….
and straight on.
It’s not perfect, but I like it!
What do you think?
Update:  Your questions answered HERE. 

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310 Responses to Wall Picture Collage

  1. Erin 04/05/2011 at 7:37 am #

    I think it’s adorable!! You did great!

  2. Charlotte 04/05/2011 at 7:43 am #

    Super cute. I’m going to have to figure out which wall I want mine on now. :) (Since the majority of the walls in my house are completely bare, it will be a tough decision! They all need something!)

  3. Emily 04/05/2011 at 7:54 am #

    WAY CUTE Cali! It think it looks AwEsOmE!!! Now we might have to do one for me! ha ha! :)

  4. Holly 04/05/2011 at 8:16 am #

    Super cute! I love how it is on a foam board instead of wood. That would be a lot lighter. Now I just need to find some time to make it. :)

  5. erin 04/05/2011 at 12:14 pm #

    i think it DOES look perfect! great idea using the foam board.

  6. Natalie 04/05/2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Oohhh-I like this a lot! Good idea.

    • Anonymous 12/20/2012 at 6:21 pm #

      I love this now i know what to do with my grandmas pics of when she was small and on up. Perfect!

  7. Holly 04/05/2011 at 2:53 pm #

    How did you hook your foam boards together? I already bought my boards to make this (even though I have no clue when I will get to making it!)

    • Anonymous 01/22/2012 at 7:36 am #

      I have the same question

    • Anonymous 02/07/2012 at 6:55 pm #

      If you get poster hangers from Command Brand that are damage free those work really well. You have to put them on all four corners of both boards and line them up and stick them to the wall. Looks like its one big board now. Hope this helps.

    • Ashley 04/18/2012 at 8:32 am #

      You could use toothpicks also. Stick them into the sides of the boards and press together.

    • Anonymous 12/04/2012 at 5:55 pm #

      I love it! What a great idea to give as a gift!

    • Talby Kitty 08/12/2013 at 7:43 pm #

      It is realy nice thanks for sharing this!! love it!!

    • Anonymous 09/11/2013 at 7:02 am #

      I love it! Beautiful job!

    • Anonymous 01/01/2014 at 9:27 pm #

      I would do the toothpicks thru the center idea but also get some black duct tape and tape it on the seam in the back and a few across for extra support.No one will see the back anyways > :0)

      I wold also add a second coat of the modge podge and lightly sand it between coats to eliminate the ridges. then spray it with a clear coat.

      Another option is to use Resin. On some plastic or large paper to protect surfaces, lay out the project. Pour enough resin in the center , tilt the project all about to cover and then let it self level out over the picture. Cover or TENT over it to prevent dust particles etc. and let it dry to a hard finish. —Nina M.

  8. Ashlee 04/06/2011 at 10:12 am #

    Wow.. I can’t believe you two just dreamed this up! It looks so good! Your professional pictures go great against the black! I can’t wait to see it in real life next time I come to visit so I can look real good at each picture!

  9. Sky @ Capital B 04/06/2011 at 11:58 pm #

    Awesome! My fav project of you guys’ yet! :) I would LOVE to make one of these for our house! I’m so terrible at actually printing pictures- this would be good incentive!

  10. Megan 04/09/2011 at 8:15 pm #

    really pretty. the photos look great!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

  11. Christie 04/10/2011 at 12:42 am #

    I love this. I just came back from Hawaii and would love to try it with our vacation pictures.

  12. Angela and Bryan 04/16/2011 at 10:23 am #

    So cute! I would also like to know how you held the two foam boards together. Or did you just hang them up next to eachother without them being connected?

  13. Bits of 04/20/2011 at 11:43 am #

    Angela- I just hung the two next to each other- super close so no wall shows between them! :)

  14. Anneka 04/22/2011 at 9:08 am #

    LOVE IT! I saw it on your other blog and am super glad I came over to this one :) Now I’m going to find some pictures and make this, plus enjoy all your other ideas! Thanks Cali.

  15. Anabella 09/01/2011 at 8:47 am #

    Soooo cool!! I love it! I bought my first Mod podge a few days ago, and I didn’t know what to do with it! This is an exellent idea!

  16. Day-Dreamin' Optimist 09/27/2011 at 10:43 am #

    Wow, you posted this in April and I just found this picture pinned on Pinterest! I loved it, so it brought me to your blog. Sooo glad to have found your blog! Looking forward to your new posts!

  17. Chris and Nickels 09/27/2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Love it! Can’t wait to create :) Thanks for the idea!!

  18. Stephanie 09/27/2011 at 4:33 pm #

    I need to do this for my MIL for Christmas!

  19. eatmisery 09/27/2011 at 5:32 pm #

    This looks like such a cool idea for holiday gifts. And I think I feel some inspiration coming on. Thanks for the post!

  20. keila 09/27/2011 at 8:50 pm #

    CUTE IDEA! Thanks for sharing!!

  21. Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft 09/27/2011 at 9:13 pm #

    I think it IS perfect! Love it!!

  22. Jade Steckly 09/27/2011 at 10:35 pm #

    That is so adorable! I am totally going to steal your idea, if that’s ok :D
    -Jade
    http://www.jadesteckly.blogspot.com

  23. amytangerine 09/27/2011 at 10:52 pm #

    this is fantastic!

  24. naju 09/28/2011 at 2:06 am #

    thats awesome!! i should try one

  25. Captain Murdock 09/28/2011 at 11:06 am #

    Awesome idea! I love mod-podge!

  26. Clydia 09/28/2011 at 12:25 pm #

    Looks great! Found this on pinterest! :)

    threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

  27. The Sesquipedalitist 09/28/2011 at 8:59 pm #

    This is such a cute idea! And so easy! I love easy projects. Definitely going to give it a try.

  28. notablyindigo 09/29/2011 at 8:04 am #

    This is great! I was looking for an idea of what to get my parents for their wedding anniversary, but this DIY sounds way better as far as gifts go. :)

  29. Marilyn 09/29/2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I love this Cali! I’m making one as we speak!! Thanks for the great idea.

  30. Hannah 09/29/2011 at 6:32 pm #

    Brilliant! We unexpectedly ended up with 50 extra prints from our Shutterfly order and not enough frames. Problem solved :)

  31. mmmellifluous 09/30/2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Excellent way to display multiple pictures without using a billion frames. I will be doing this in the near future! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

  32. tiffany zajas 09/30/2011 at 9:24 pm #

    Oooh, I love this! Thanks so much for sharing. A while ago I tried a similar concept by just attaching square photos in a collage using double sided tape…and it looked great for a couple days…until the prints started falling off the wall. This is the perfect solution! :)

  33. emily 10/01/2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Perfect idea! Hey, if you ever run out of mod podge again, just mix 3 parts white glue to 1 part water. Problem solved.

  34. SarahinSC 10/02/2011 at 5:27 pm #

    Saw this on Pinterest! LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Anonymous 10/02/2011 at 7:52 pm #

    this is a great idea! how did you put the two foam boads together?

  36. Terri Bahun 10/03/2011 at 9:07 am #

    Awesome idea! I’m a prof photog and use foam core all the time. You can order custom cut/size foamcore online from online frame companies like American Frame in black or white

  37. Cassie 10/06/2011 at 9:03 pm #

    It’s awesome! And I don’t see any imperfections for what it’s worth. Very cool idea! pinning it!

  38. Anonymous 10/08/2011 at 1:44 pm #

    I like it. I think you should do the entire wall.

  39. Sofia @ From PDX with Love 10/09/2011 at 8:06 am #

    It looks great! I really like it!! I so have to steal your idea (with proper credit, of course) and do the same at my house!! :D

  40. Bonnie 10/11/2011 at 10:37 am #

    absolutely gorgeous!

  41. Rambling Heather 10/12/2011 at 8:41 am #

    Someone pinned this on twitter and I LOVE it!!!

  42. Marioneti 10/13/2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Great! I love this idea!!

  43. Anonymous 10/16/2011 at 8:19 pm #

    Love this!

  44. Debi 10/17/2011 at 2:35 am #

    Love it! I’m putting this on my priority “to do” list. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Anonymous 10/18/2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I Love this!!! I’m going to do it this weekend. Thanx for the great idea.

  46. Anonymous 10/18/2011 at 7:55 pm #

    This looks AWSOME!!!!! Great job! Can”t wait to try this.

  47. Linzey 10/19/2011 at 7:50 am #

    I love it!! We have very bare walls and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with them. I’ll have to try this!

  48. Kristen 10/19/2011 at 11:50 am #

    You could totally go over it again with the matte mod podge and it will dull it a bit. I’ve done it a few times on things I’ve done other places and they only had glossy. Super cute Cali!

  49. Anonymous 10/20/2011 at 4:03 am #

    Love it!!

  50. Kimmy 10/20/2011 at 12:45 pm #

    Wow! Such a simple idea, yet I never would have thought of it! Your layout is beautiful and keeps it from looking too cluttered.

    I’m not sure if the other commenters said this, but you can email Amy Anderson at modpodgerocks @ gmail. com and she’ll answer your question–I’ve asked her several questions, and she does indeed love Mod Podge :)

  51. Latoya @ The Scott's Crib 10/20/2011 at 7:50 pm #

    Oh I love it:)! I am sure you don’t mind me borrowing this…this is such a great idea to do something with my gazillion photos! Thanks so much for sharing:)

  52. Ashley 10/25/2011 at 12:36 pm #

    I have gone over shiny mod podge with matte before, and it comes out just fine! I did it on wood, though, not pictures.

  53. EleCat 10/25/2011 at 12:59 pm #

    Saw this on Pinterest and am so glad that I came to your site. I’ll be doing one today. Hope it’s as good as yours! Thank-you. :)

  54. Anonymous 10/26/2011 at 8:31 pm #

    Did you Mod podge over the entire thing or just the edges of the pictures? I guess I’m asking if you covered the whole picture? Super cute idea! I might do this with wedding pictures. Easy way to display pictures from one event without a billion frames!

  55. Anonymous 10/27/2011 at 6:54 pm #

    This is such a great idea! Great way to do something with all of my extra pictures that are just sitting in boxes. Thanks for the idea!

  56. Patty 10/28/2011 at 8:57 am #

    You used real photos? I’ve been decopodging photos to wooden blocks for years and I always use color copy paper because I assumed the modpodge would gum up the photos… It doesn’t?. Wow. Nice project!

  57. Jamie 10/29/2011 at 12:56 pm #

    I love this idea! I was just saying the other day how expensive it is to hang pictures. I have a wall that will look perfect with this on it! Thank you so much for this idea!!

  58. Melanie 11/06/2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  59. Lorie 11/06/2011 at 11:34 pm #

    Awesome idea. Was looking for a way to hang lots of photo’s without putting a bunch of holes in my walls! This is PERFECT!! Can’t wait to try this!

  60. Anonymous 11/07/2011 at 11:56 pm #

    I just tried this and I used the matte mod podge and it is all streaky…it looks great except the streaky part. Did this happen with the gloss kind? Also for other that want to do this…put the double sided tape all over the back of the pictures…mine are bumpy in the middle. Luckily this was a small board so no biggie and hopefully my next one will come out better! great idea though!

  61. Amy H. 11/09/2011 at 9:54 am #

    I love this idea for all my leftover pictures that aren’t in my scrapbooks…..sure beats them sitting in a box! GREAT idea and thanks so much for posting this!

  62. The Hafen's 11/09/2011 at 11:54 am #

    LOVE this idea! I think I’m going to do all my pics in black and white though.

  63. BlogToHeal 11/10/2011 at 7:45 am #

    Love it! I think I will do this with only pictures of my son and post them in chronological order to show how he has grown. :)

  64. Joyce Geng 11/11/2011 at 7:25 pm #

    I love it! It is adorable and so fun………..you are right, the mod podge over pics is scary, isn’t it? LOVE it……….well done, creative one!!

  65. Sharon 11/12/2011 at 7:52 am #

    I think it looks great, it’s the imperfections that make it all “yours”.

  66. KIKA 11/14/2011 at 8:21 am #

    Love it! question, how’d you hang it up? what’d you use? thanks for the tutorial!

  67. Deena 11/14/2011 at 1:24 pm #

    that is super cute! Love the pictures… thanks for sharing! & I love this font!!

  68. ♥ Elena 11/18/2011 at 9:21 am #

    I did this project last night and I love the results. Thanks a lot for posting it.

  69. Anonymous 11/18/2011 at 6:47 pm #

    Where can you purhase foam board? I’m excited to try this with several smaller boards on my stair case. Love it!

  70. Anonymous 11/19/2011 at 10:13 pm #

    Love your project. Am hoping to follow your directions and try something similar for my daughter’s dorm room.

  71. Anonymous 11/19/2011 at 10:44 pm #

    Awesome job. It really looks great and what a blessing to see your fav pics every day. I must do one for my fav pics. Thank you so much for the idea and pattern.

  72. thehouseofjuliet 11/22/2011 at 5:02 am #

    I think this would be great as a progression of my kids pictures from birth to current age or the same with anything – changing seasons of the same place. Good job!

  73. Sandy 11/25/2011 at 2:19 pm #

    Thanks for this, I now know what I will do with all the pics of flowers I’ve taken over the years!

  74. Anonymous 11/25/2011 at 9:51 pm #

    I have a similar one that looks the same but I paid $40 for and is wood. Love that you made it yourself! And I LOVE mod podge!!! Great idea!!!

  75. mummasays 11/26/2011 at 3:09 am #

    I LOVE THIS! You have inspired my next project!

  76. Cait 11/27/2011 at 7:39 pm #

    omg i love this :) i must do it sometime!

  77. Deebi27 11/30/2011 at 4:40 pm #

    What a fabulous idea for those extra pictures! Wow! I am passing this off to my daughter. Great way to commerate so far 3 Komen 3 Day 60 Mile Walks!

    PS…Thank you to Pinterest for connecting me to this blog…great ideas are found here!

  78. Lindsey 11/30/2011 at 9:03 pm #

    LOVE IT!!!! I am always buying those multi-hole frames at the craft store. This is SO MUCH better!!

    Lindsey @ ErieFamilies.com

  79. Tawnya 12/02/2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Saw this on Pinterest! LOVE IT! I am so making this tomorrow! Thank you!

  80. Anonymous 12/04/2011 at 11:45 pm #

    I need to try and do it. I love it. ;) Amy

  81. Nicole Ward 12/05/2011 at 12:32 am #

    Will this work on a piece of wood as well. I have been wanting to use the crackle paint and make a “frame” but with just one picture. Thanks

  82. Dawn 12/05/2011 at 1:05 pm #

    That is such a great idea!!! Love it! I am going to have to get all my pictures together now and do this. Thank you for the brilliant idea!

  83. Anonymous 12/05/2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Love it! :))

    Do you know if it will work with regular paper?

  84. Anonymous 12/06/2011 at 7:30 am #

    I love it!! Think I am going to try it for my girls’ room!!

  85. ~Linda 12/06/2011 at 2:27 pm #

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing

  86. Anonymous 12/07/2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Found ya on Pintrest!!! WHAT A great Idea!! I love it!!

  87. KIM 12/08/2011 at 3:43 pm #

    I THINK THIS IS AWESOME. I HAVE BOXES OF PHOTOS THAT THIS WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA FOR!

  88. Anonymous 12/08/2011 at 6:49 pm #

    hi,
    I wish you had twitter so i can follow you guys. What do you call the font used on your blog? it is so cute :)

    -Elsie

  89. Anonymous 12/09/2011 at 12:01 pm #

    Found this on Pinterest! LOVE it!

  90. Sarah 12/11/2011 at 9:18 am #

    I love this idea! My teen kids take tons of candid pics and then post them to FB where they stay hidden in cyberspace. I’m planning on having them tell me which pics to have printed and surprising them with these in their rooms. :)

  91. Anonymous 12/11/2011 at 7:30 pm #

    I like this idea lots!! I can see using it in so many different ways! Looks like I may have some work to do before Christmas!

  92. Shannon @ Lifelong Impressions 12/12/2011 at 4:37 am #

    Super idea! I just came across this on PInterest! Love and repinned! I am so going to do this when my baby is a little older.
    http://pinterest.com/picsgirl/

  93. simone 12/12/2011 at 11:16 pm #

    That is wonderful-great job. Where did you buy the foam core-the only one I can find is very pricey. Thanks

  94. Anonymous 12/14/2011 at 8:28 pm #

    AHH. I love it! it looks so good! Great job

  95. Rachel Canty 12/18/2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Thats cute…. It doesn’t mess up the pictures?

  96. Kelsey A 12/18/2011 at 6:51 pm #

    Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing – next project on my list!

  97. CV Love 12/19/2011 at 5:38 am #

    I love ideia!

  98. Exquisite Daydreams 12/19/2011 at 8:29 am #

    It turned out beautifully!! Congratulations!

  99. Anonymous 12/19/2011 at 8:45 am #

    OMG I LOVE IT! I am so going to do this!!!!!

  100. Anonymous 12/19/2011 at 10:01 pm #

    I Think I’ll try this with black & white pics!!

  101. Anonymous 12/20/2011 at 11:38 am #

    Very Cute! I want to try this!

  102. sunflowersinbloom 12/20/2011 at 8:41 pm #

    I stumbled upon this when a friend posted it on pinterest. And I love it! I’m so trying this when I get a day off. Thanks for the great idea. What do you think about the images cut into different sizes and interesting magazine clips or scrapbooking materials to add to the idea?

  103. Rosy 12/21/2011 at 8:39 am #

    I’m not sure if I missed this, but what is the double sided tape used for? I understand the command strips are used for hanging the posters to the wall, but I don’t see where the tape comes in. It’s a great project btw, and I will be making a similar one as a gift to my family for the holidays! Thanks for the idea. :)

  104. Anonymous 12/23/2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Love it…I need to make me one now! :)

  105. Anonymous 12/24/2011 at 9:37 am #

    Thanks for posting this. I took pics to the local store to get a price on having them framed to look exactly like this and it was going to cost me $500 because of all the custom cuts. Now I’m going to do it myself.
    Thanks

  106. Anonymous 12/26/2011 at 7:58 pm #

    i love it! now i know what i’m gonna do with some of my pics. thank you so much.

  107. Anonymous 12/27/2011 at 11:57 pm #

    Great idea! Could you also use the Modge-Podge to glue the pictures to the foam to eliminate the tape? I think I might try it that way, just wondering if anyone has tried that already!

  108. jennyjune 12/28/2011 at 11:59 am #

    Ok, late to the party, just found on Pinterest- How do you hang it on the wall? What do you use to hang it?

  109. ND 12/29/2011 at 9:14 am #

    Fantastic! I love it, but I have a question too. Do the photos smudge at all when you first put the modge podge on (when brushing it around wet)? We’re your photos professionally printed or printed at home with photo paper? That might make a difference!

  110. Anonymous 12/29/2011 at 11:20 am #

    I love that idea!!!

  111. Anonymous 12/30/2011 at 2:21 pm #

    the best idea EVER! love it

  112. Anonymous 12/30/2011 at 7:08 pm #

    I also LOVE it. Going to give it a go. Kids love looking at pictures of themselves. As do there girlfriends!

  113. Anonymous 01/03/2012 at 2:22 am #

    “I have been wanting to hang something on the wall in my kitchen ever since we moved in”…. this line roped me in, I have been thinking the same for the past 3 yrs !!! :-) i am defenitely trying this . it will be my first with modpdge, hope it turns out fine…. Soumya

  114. Anonymous 01/03/2012 at 7:40 pm #

    I know what Im doing this wknd, because i got free photo prints from walgreens recently!!

  115. Anonymous 01/04/2012 at 9:37 am #

    This is wonderful!! I have been trying to figure a way to creat a frame for my kids school pictures…..this is going to work great…thanks!

  116. Anonymous 01/04/2012 at 4:50 pm #

    I LOVE IT!!!! Starting it tonight :-) Such a great idea…

  117. FJMV 01/04/2012 at 10:50 pm #

    > Hey, nice idea.. i used it 3 years ago :P

    check this out :)

    http://vimeo.com/2950896

  118. Suz 01/05/2012 at 8:22 am #

    wow, thanks for the ” step by step ” help.
    this is a really striking piece!
    can’t wait to try one myself
    ;)

  119. Zignat Abdisubhan 01/07/2012 at 12:51 am #

    I love it!!

  120. Connie M Fink 01/07/2012 at 6:40 pm #

    Thanks for the great ideas. Shared on my blog conniemfink.blogspot.com

  121. Anonymous 01/09/2012 at 2:11 pm #

    I was wondering if anyones boards started to bend? After my first coat it started to bend and I was super sad. Just wondering what anyone else had the same problem.

  122. Luann 01/10/2012 at 6:40 am #

    Your project is fabulous!
    If you coat the back of your photos with Mod Podge first and then stick them down you wont have the bumps from the tape on the back. I just like the idea of the whole surface being glued down. I have also found that if you coat the whole blank surface with the Mod Podge first and let it dry, the pictures will lay very flat when you put them on.
    To Anonymous: If you coat both sides of your foam board and let each side dry completely, it should dry flat. I usually work on canvas but I think the idea is the same.

  123. Leslie 01/11/2012 at 9:58 am #

    Love it! I will have to try it! Thanks for the great idea!

  124. HeatherMariba 01/13/2012 at 11:26 am #

    I think it’s perfect!

  125. Lisa Barrow 01/18/2012 at 10:53 pm #

    Hey I was on pinterest and checking out wall hangings and your blog came up! I was so excited that it was yours and that I recognized all of your pictures! I loved this collage so much and I love it even more that it came from my dear cousin! Love you! Lisa

  126. Anonymous 01/22/2012 at 3:06 pm #

    I like it LOTS… I am going to make something. Maybe a ‘theme’ board with my son’s pictures from bootcamp graduation. Thanks!! – Kandy

  127. Amber, Mom, Grandma 01/23/2012 at 5:39 am #

    This is awesome! I’m going to the craft store today!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea :-)

  128. My Not Always Right Peace of Mind 01/25/2012 at 2:53 pm #

    Cant wait to try this… Awesome Idea.

  129. Anonymous 01/25/2012 at 7:58 pm #

    i love this and can’t wait to do this for my new house.. I was wondering if it would work on canvas or wood?

  130. Raeleen 01/26/2012 at 3:09 am #

    I absolutely LOVE this idea and am going to try this :) Thank you so much!

  131. Anonymous 01/26/2012 at 6:02 am #

    LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing :)

  132. Anonymous 01/26/2012 at 7:07 am #

    So, 2 ideas I thought of when I saw this….My daughter is getting a little older and her little wooden name letters are too young for her..How about cutting the board to the shape of a C (her initial) and then, instead of black, pretty, heavy duty wrapping paper adhered to the foam board. Then the pictures….just a thought…oh and maybe cute little frames, think tops of hearts, around some of the pictures…LOVE IT!!! Thanks for the idea!!!

  133. Anonymous 01/26/2012 at 8:07 am #

    I love it. Surprised the ModPodge didn’t ruin the pictures!!! Very cool idea.

  134. Anonymous 01/26/2012 at 12:41 pm #

    I love this idea and I think it would also be a great idea for seasonal pictures too. I have a ton of beautiful and sentimental Christmas pictures of my 3 girls over the years and this would be a very economical way to use them for holiday decorations. At that price you could go crazy! :)

  135. tisha lackey 01/26/2012 at 1:09 pm #

    I love this idea! I think I could so do one of these for each room! I can change the size, shape and color! Hobby Lobby has a lot of different colors. I cant wait to get started! Thank you for the idea!

  136. Ashley 01/27/2012 at 5:09 pm #

    with using paint brushes instead of foam brushes work?

  137. tfservantintraining 01/27/2012 at 5:14 pm #

    Very nice and creative! Totally gonna try it!!

  138. Sharon 01/28/2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Awesome idea and I think it looks fantastic!!!

  139. GEjane 01/29/2012 at 11:39 am #

    LOVE IT!!!

  140. Anonymous 01/29/2012 at 7:01 pm #

    That’s a great idea! I’m wondering though if it would work on some painted plywood. We’re military and move a lot, so I’d be too afraid of movers crunching it. :(

  141. Anonymous 01/29/2012 at 8:08 pm #

    it will work on plywood!

  142. Anonymous 01/30/2012 at 8:41 am #

    Where can you get foam core boards for cheap? All of the ones I am finding on the internet are pretty expensive.

  143. Anonymous 01/30/2012 at 12:11 pm #

    That Is such a great Idea!! Going to share it with my 16yr old daughter and see what she thinks, she has so many picture.

  144. Anonymous 01/30/2012 at 8:56 pm #

    This turned out so cute, When I do mine Im not going to have the pictures so straight,I like to have them all over and in random positions and angels. Thanks for such a wonderful idea to do with all my pictures.=)

    • Anonymous 01/30/2012 at 8:58 pm #

      *angles

  145. Anonymous 02/03/2012 at 7:02 am #

    Just curious…someone else asked if it would work on canvas just as well…I imagine it would, but wanted to re-ask that question (didn’t see an answer…it there was, I am going to use the excuse that 3 kids have stolen my brain cells. :) ). I have some canvas art from Kirklands that I’d like to repurpose. Thanks!

  146. SamBrown 02/04/2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Loved this we used it and then added some scrapbook paper and stickers to personalize it thanks for sharing !!!!!!

  147. KateMurnyack 02/12/2012 at 5:36 pm #

    I love this!! What a fantastic idea!! I can’t wait to make one!

  148. felicia taylor 02/20/2012 at 8:19 pm #

    OMG, I have so many pictures. I have 6 children & high ceilings in my living room. I’ve been wanting to do a big collage forever but finding a simple way. Do u think I could use a big piece of 4×8 ply wood or should i attach the foam to the ply wood?? What do u think?

  149. Krys Talley 02/21/2012 at 10:28 am #

    OMG, I have been looking for a solution in regards to a BUNCH of old photos around my house…they’re piling up but thanks to your idea I am now going to create several of these for the house…one for the office, one for my son’s room, and one for the entryway! THANKS!!!

  150. shelly 02/21/2012 at 10:31 am #

    This is why I love pinterest!!! Genius!

  151. Dawn White 02/21/2012 at 7:30 pm #

    You can get the foam board at Walmart. I think I paid about $2.88 for a 20×30

  152. Anonymous 02/21/2012 at 8:31 pm #

    I love this idea. I am a digital picture taking junkie and this gives me an idea now! I can so easily see me doing this for different sporting events that my kids are involved in! You did a great job!

  153. Anonymous 02/22/2012 at 3:42 am #

    Great idea! I have been doing this for years. Only difference is that I use a canvas for the background. This way I can spray paint the canvas a color that compliments where I will hang my collage.

  154. Anonymous 03/06/2012 at 9:02 pm #

    What a great idea – you did a beautiful job :) :) I’m going to try this for sure!

  155. Anonymous 03/06/2012 at 11:22 pm #

    HI THIS IS AWESOME!!! I LOVE WORKING WITH MY PICTURES AND I AM GOING TO DO THIS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR CREATIVITY!!
    SYLVIA
    SDMGZRCKS61@YAHOO.COM

  156. Anonymous 03/07/2012 at 10:55 am #

    Wow that is so super cute and I love it…………..

  157. Sheeners 03/10/2012 at 2:38 pm #

    I absolutely love this! I tried it today, but added decorative scrapbooking paper for decoration. I was worried because the paper started to ripple. I actually love that it did this because it looks like ribbon! Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing it!

  158. Tammy 03/14/2012 at 12:17 pm #

    I have seen this done on an old card table and given as a wedding anniversary gift. Do you think you could follow the same rule of thumb that you did with your work?

  159. Anonymous 03/17/2012 at 8:47 pm #

    it is lovely! thanks for sharing!

  160. Anonymous 03/18/2012 at 7:10 pm #

    I love it! I’m thinking about trying it… I have a 13 month old and i have so many pictures and frames cost way too much for all of them! Thank you for sharing!

  161. Anonymous 03/20/2012 at 3:19 pm #

    How to hang it without ruining it?

  162. KT! 03/21/2012 at 9:47 am #

    I love this idea and its very creative. I feel that Mod Podge, might not be the best though. Using a Medium or a Heavy clear acrylic gel medium would make them stick better (no tape) and it would be more archival and last longer. Mod Podge puts a coat over the photos and it makes them “hazy.” The Gel medium wouldn’t do that, and it won’t make them shiny. It will harden better and you’re project will be archival and last longer!!!

    • Anonymous 01/04/2013 at 11:05 am #

      Where would you buy acrylic gel medium?
      Thanks!!

  163. Andrea 03/23/2012 at 9:26 am #

    I found this idea on Pinterest and am just waiting for my first board to dry right now! I pulled out lots of old pics that I haven’t used in any scrapbooks, including some with our extended family. Thank you soooo very much for sharing this idea…I LOVE it!!! :-) Also, thanks for the tip about the Command strips!

  164. Anonymous 03/26/2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Love the baby legs on the right! :0D

  165. Anonymous 03/27/2012 at 10:23 am #

    what a brilliant idea. Love it! My next project

  166. Anonymous 03/27/2012 at 2:15 pm #

    Love this, I am going to try it!!!

  167. Anonymous 03/28/2012 at 1:28 pm #

    i like i will be doing this one with all the grandkids

  168. Anonymous 04/01/2012 at 1:44 pm #

    UGH! I did this as a last minute birthday present for my mom. I stayed up last night spacing all the picture and the modge podge smeared the pictures! I thought i was just pressing down too hard but it doesn’t go evenly if i don’t. I give up on this. have to go buy something else i guess

  169. Anonymous 04/02/2012 at 6:41 am #

    My parents are having an 80th birthday party in May…all of the kids, most grandkids and greatgrandkids will be there….this will be a PERFECT project to make and display at my parents so they can reminisce about the milestone and family gathering! YOUR’s is Beautiful! I love the way it looks! If its not perfect it shouldn’t be because it looks perfect to me! :o) ~Renee

  170. Anonymous 04/04/2012 at 7:08 am #

    did your pictures curl up? Mine did. :(

  171. Mary 04/07/2012 at 11:21 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this idea. It’s great!! I moved to a new place with tons of wall space. Never found any pictures I liked that were affordable. I’m digging in my photos so that I can do a couple of collages like yours. Will be nice to pass smiling faces and good memories, especially on days so bad you wonder why you bothered to get out of bed!

  172. Anonymous 04/13/2012 at 7:07 am #

    $20 is expensive! I had the pics and I got everything at the dollar store (plus homemade modgepodge from dollar store glue). Mine only cost $5.

  173. Anonymous 04/15/2012 at 12:06 am #

    Definitely going to try this!love it

  174. Camille 04/15/2012 at 8:38 am #

    I love this but if I use a good double stick tape I don’t think I’m Mod Podging over the pictures. I don’t really care for Mod Podge. If I had the money I would use wood and put resin over the top.

  175. mysparetimedesign 04/20/2012 at 10:13 pm #

    I think it’s wonderful and I’m glad that your helper got to see it through from start to finish. It doesn’t matter how it turns out, it’s a good time together, and a lesson to learn that it’s the fun that matters.

  176. Cristina Păruş 04/22/2012 at 7:07 am #

    I intend to do this myself! I have lots of pictures that are waiting to “live” on my wall ;-)

  177. doughiedeb 04/25/2012 at 8:52 am #

    I scanned all of my pictures first for a digital family history, and the ability to have access to any one given picture I may need in the future for any reason.

  178. Unknown 05/03/2012 at 11:48 am #

    I was wondering what kind of ruler that is you used? And where can I find one?

    Thanks so much.

    Love this project!!

  179. Anonymous 05/04/2012 at 5:20 pm #

    love this! my hallway looks so empty, this will be perfect!! Good job, i just hope i dont ruin my pictures in any way!

  180. Debbie 05/11/2012 at 11:20 am #

    Nice job! I never thought to make a mural on the wall like this.

  181. Cristina Păruş 05/12/2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Hi there! I find it more than perfect and I intend to try myself, as I was saying …;-) CONGRATS!!!

  182. Graham 05/14/2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Neat idea, certainly beats leaving photo’s all jumbled up together in a plastic bag,as I’m guilty of doing

  183. Anonymous 05/24/2012 at 11:22 am #

    AWESOME!!!!!

  184. Rachel The Dragon 05/24/2012 at 1:36 pm #

    Has anyone used the matt modge podge? I am going to do this project and I don’t know which one to use.

  185. Kathleen 05/29/2012 at 7:36 am #

    i think i’m going to try this with pictures i print off my computer in black and white on computer paper!

    • Raquel 05/29/2012 at 10:07 am #

      Make sure you use a laser printer instead of inkjet or you’ll get problems with the ink streaking.

    • Cali 09/20/2012 at 6:56 am #

      I did one with pictures printed from a copy store on regular paper, and they didn’t do as well as the pictures I printed off at costco.

    • Anonymous 01/14/2014 at 11:33 pm #

      Totally just had this same problem… If I give it time to dry with the inkjet pictures will it not streak?

  186. Team Craftwell 05/29/2012 at 8:12 am #

    Gorgeous work! We could do this with Intragrams!

    Team Craftwell
    blog.craftwellusa.com

  187. Sugar Dots 05/30/2012 at 6:12 am #

    I love this! I’d make it and maybe try framing it for added sturdiness. (We move a LOT)

  188. havziş 06/02/2012 at 4:38 am #

    really love this collage !! it would be such a lovely gift, im gonna try it

  189. Anonymous 06/03/2012 at 1:32 pm #

    can u do this on wood if so would there be any changes o should make.. love ur idea just thought about ndoing something a little more sturdy

  190. Anonymous 06/07/2012 at 3:38 pm #

    I used the Matte modge podge and there is no glare. I also just got one big black board from hobby lobby rather than buying two.

  191. Ember 06/24/2012 at 1:11 pm #

    I really like this!! I have been trying to find a way to frame some things for grandparents without spending a ton of money and this is perfect! It will make Christmas presents, at least part of them, super easy! Thanks for sharing!

  192. Anonymous 06/27/2012 at 7:13 am #

    Great Idea!!My next real project for sure. Thanks for sharing :)

  193. Shirley Berger 06/29/2012 at 6:23 am #

    I just did two boards last night, and they’re amazing! So, I wanted to say thank you for this! I found some REALLY old pictures that we haven’t looked at in years, and brought back a lot of wonderful memories!

  194. Donna Sutton 06/30/2012 at 10:17 am #

    I love this idea….

  195. Anonymous 07/03/2012 at 9:09 am #

    I really want to try this, but I guess it would not work on the photos I print here at home on my ink jet home printer. I would need to have the photos professionally printed so that they wouldn’t run when I apply the modge podge glue. Right?

  196. Anonymous 07/04/2012 at 6:00 am #

    Please tell me how to keep the foamboard from warping. It’s so cute and mine warped so bad it wouldn’t hang correctly.

  197. Michaela 07/06/2012 at 5:44 pm #

    I did this with only one board and used glitter modge podge and it turned out very well. Such a great idea! Thanks!

  198. Anonymous 07/07/2012 at 7:12 am #

    Love it! I’ve got all the supplies and pictures. This is my project for the weekend! hanks

  199. Shirley Berger 07/11/2012 at 11:24 am #

    I made 3 boards. One with the 4×4 prints all the way through, and two with horizontal and vertical pictures of x6 prints. They all look fantastic! I got a great deal on prints at Walgreens, and awesome coupons to use when I got the boards at the craft stores. The stars aligned perfectly!

    • Cali 09/20/2012 at 7:04 am #

      Awesome! So glad it worked good for you!

  200. JHOUSETAWK 07/18/2012 at 6:31 am #

    Definitely going to be making one of these! !! Or two :) Thanks for sharing such a fun and easy project for anyone to do! *I’m your newest follower* .. Can’t wait to browse the rest of your projects!!

  201. Cansel2528 07/20/2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Thank you SO MUCH for this idea. I love it! I currently have piles of pictures sitting in the next room (I had to move them so we had a place for guests to sit). I have no place to put any more frames, on the wall or on tables. What a great idea. Also redecorating the kitchen, so I might find a way to do both!
    Thanks again!

  202. Theresa 07/23/2012 at 4:44 pm #

    This is AWESOME and I’m about to start mine right now. :)

  203. Renee 07/25/2012 at 6:24 pm #

    I LOVE THIS! I am making one right now. Such a great idea. I am using it to display dance photos of my students in our waiting room. It seems so much easier than buying a ton of picture frames and trying to hang them in a straight row. Thank you for sharing.

  204. Anonymous 07/27/2012 at 8:47 pm #

    This is the kind of thing I’ve been looking for. Thanks for posting :)

  205. Anonymous 07/29/2012 at 3:24 pm #

    So excited to have found this on Pinterest! My nursery theme is the Family tree and I have over 300 photos chosen to put in there but wasn’t sure how to without frames! I LOVE this! Thanks!

  206. Alexia 08/06/2012 at 7:14 pm #

    Doesn’t the mod podge ruin the photos? Seems like it would smear the photo. I want to try this but afraid of spending the money and it get ruined.

    • Cali 09/20/2012 at 7:03 am #

      The mod podge didn’t ruin my photos- as you can see. They were regular prints from Costco, and they turned out fine. I made some copies of prints for my mom and did this project, and those didn’t work so well. The regular prints should be fine!

  207. Kcraftonmo 08/15/2012 at 6:57 pm #

    Wonderful Idea. Looks absolutely fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  208. Karen Kelly 08/27/2012 at 8:52 am #

    I wonder if I could make color paper copies of my pics and use the same technique ~ I have lots of older relatives I LOVE to make this for.

    • Cali 09/20/2012 at 7:02 am #

      I did a color copy one of old pictures for my mom, and it didn’t work quite as well… I had some wrinkling of the pictures, since they were simply copies. She still loves it– but it doesn’t look as good as mine does with regular prints from Costco. Good luck!

  209. Anonymous 08/27/2012 at 4:06 pm #

    I’m a scrapbooker! But it is too hard, time consuming and expensive to scrap every picture I take (and I take A LOT) so I think this is a great idea! Great way to display some of the extra pictures that don’t make it into the scrapbook!Definately going to try this one!

  210. Anonymous 08/29/2012 at 9:45 am #

    Awesome job! I’m hoping to try..thank you for sharing!

  211. Nix Joco 09/06/2012 at 2:47 am #

    This is so awesome, this will definitely be my next project for my dull and boring wall. I just wanna ask if you used the two core boards, or you just used one? Thanks for sharing this! :)

    • Cali 09/20/2012 at 7:01 am #

      I used 2 core boards that I bought from Walmart and just hung them close together. :)

  212. Amber Craven 09/06/2012 at 5:18 am #

    Wow, this is such an awesome idea. I think I will have to try this out today since I have a stack of old pictures just sitting around waiting to get ruined.

  213. Amber Craven 09/06/2012 at 5:20 am #

    Sorry didnt mean that this would ruin them, I ment that if don’t do something with them soon my almost 2 year old will ruin them

    • Cali 09/20/2012 at 7:00 am #

      Thanks for the clarification. ;) Hope it worked good for you!

  214. Anonymous 09/07/2012 at 5:41 pm #

    So you can just use regular pictures? I was always told that you couldn’t mod podge glossy pictures. I want to do a collage for my best friends wedding gift with my MOH speech on it.

    • Cali 09/20/2012 at 6:59 am #

      I just used regular prints from Costco and it worked fine for me!

  215. George T 09/13/2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Super cool! How are they holding up? Sometimes they peel or warp if you don’t get the image directly printed on like some companies do. When I did it myself I know it didn’t quite work out, but getting it done prevented this. I used these guys and haven’t had a problem. However doing it yourself is much less expensive. How are yours holding up and if well, what did you do so I can do it better next time.

  216. Anonymous 09/16/2012 at 1:41 pm #

    OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING

  217. İpek Topçu 09/16/2012 at 4:28 pm #

    what is podge??? sorry for my english but i couldn’t find a definition for it?

  218. Anonymous 09/16/2012 at 6:40 pm #

    That is awesome!! I have a picture collage in my kitchen that I made using a HUGE cheap picture/poster frame that I found brand new at Good Will (gotta love that store!!) I like how you laid them out so nice and pretty. Mine doesn’t look horrible, but it definitely isn’t neat/organized/professional looking like yours. I am closing on my house in 12 days and will definitely keep this in mind if I find a nice space for this project. Not to mention it would be fun to do a collage of my pup growing up. Thanks for sharing!! :)

  219. Anonymous 09/22/2012 at 5:35 pm #

    I did this on a large, old vintage wooden cabinet door and I am going to hang it on my wall. I painted the door dark brown, printed my pictures in sepia, and used matte modge podge. It’s still drying, but it looks absolutely amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  220. Anonymous 10/12/2012 at 12:52 pm #

    how did you hang it up???

  221. the domestic fringe 10/16/2012 at 8:53 pm #

    I love this SO much. I really, really want to make one. Thanks for sharing. You did a beautiful job.

    ~FringeGirl

  222. Anonymous 10/30/2012 at 7:03 am #

    my daughter turns 28 next month, gonna do one for her, from all 28 years , ty so much for the idea :)

  223. Anonymous 11/02/2012 at 10:22 am #

    I think it’s a wonderful idea. Great as gifts, too! I’m going to try it and I’ll let you know how it comes out. Thanks!

  224. Anonymous 11/05/2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Just FInished Making one for my Mother-In-Law, Thanks! It turned out great!

  225. Anonymous 11/19/2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Hi!

    This might sound like a silly question but what’s another name for “mod podge” – Mat glue? I asked at the Craft store they had no idea what i was talking about it…

  226. Anonymous 12/13/2012 at 8:08 am #

    what did you use to hang it on the wall?

  227. Anonymous 12/26/2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Just want to say great idea. I did try this, changed it up a bit. I used the Matte finish mod podge and it still has a bit of a glare. I think it would be best using the gloss finish, it would at least look like glass instead of a ‘finger smudge’ look glare. Just sharing.

  228. Schenk Family 01/01/2013 at 3:39 pm #

    You can do this using canvas and wood as well, if someone wants something thicker than the foam board.

  229. Claudia 01/01/2013 at 4:37 pm #

    wow such a great idea, you did great! Awesome!
    http://blog.petitjoujou.ca/
    Claudia

  230. Sue 01/13/2013 at 2:59 pm #

    I love this, thanks for sharing. This would be a great gift too. I might do this as Christmas presents this year.
    http://uniquestylishpurses.blogspot.com/

  231. Anonymous 01/15/2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Amazing!!!!!!!!! I am going to try this project

  232. Anonymous 01/19/2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing! I just moved in to a new apartment. I have so many pictures from years of travelling, but my landlord doesn’t like me hanging things. This idea works great as it doesn’t ruin your walls and you get to share your pictures :)

  233. Debbie 01/27/2013 at 5:12 pm #

    I think this is an awesome idea and I will be making some of these for my home and for gifts. Great idea thanks so much.

  234. Anonymous 01/31/2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Any one know if it works with homemade mod podge?

  235. bright eyes 02/18/2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Another way to do this is after you mod podge, use some ribbons and make it look like a bulletin board or like they are framed.

  236. muffinsandmocha 03/01/2013 at 9:14 pm #

    I love this ! Can’t wait to try it. I blogged about it and linked it right back to you here: http://muffinsandmocha.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/affordable-wall-picture-collage/ :) Hope that was ok!

  237. Anonymous 03/06/2013 at 10:50 am #

    Just throwing it out there, this is a perfect way to display your instagram photos. I made a 4×6 canvas in a photo editing program and then dropped my instagram photo in, size the picture to 4×4 and get them printed anywhere

  238. Kellie 04/04/2013 at 6:57 pm #

    such a great idea! thanks for sharing!

  239. Sharon 04/24/2013 at 10:24 pm #

    It’s just AWESOME! I have a question though, I may have missed it but how did you fasten the two black foam core board together? Thanks.

  240. terry murphy 04/24/2013 at 11:08 pm #

    You provide very nice information here and and thanks for provide this information and suggestion for you keep it up.

  241. Sandyxmas 05/03/2013 at 3:37 am #

    Going to give a try with different size pictures love it

  242. terry murphy 05/15/2013 at 7:58 am #

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  243. Sarah 05/18/2013 at 5:18 pm #

    I just love it! Great job!

  244. Anonymous 05/26/2013 at 8:53 am #

    As of today I’m new Pinterest and this is my first look on this site and I love this DIY idea. Great Job :) I will try this out I have lots of pictures.

  245. Angel Maddox 05/29/2013 at 10:07 pm #

    I am making one now Thanks for sharing you awesome idea!!

  246. Wall Coverings 05/31/2013 at 4:11 am #

    After reading the various article in your site, I feel that I need more information on the topic. Can you suggest some resources please?

  247. Anonymous 06/03/2013 at 5:32 pm #

    imperfectly perfect…love it….it was made with love…absolutely fab…have already PINned and has already been rePINed…thx for sharing…your idea is already being enjoyed by so many…xoxoxo

  248. threesixfivedaysoflife 06/06/2013 at 8:54 am #

    I love it so much I’m making one today!!

  249. Janke 06/08/2013 at 4:42 am #

    I absolutely love wall art, and if it contains photographs, so much the better. Lovely idea and one I will most definitely try myself.

  250. Anonymous 06/10/2013 at 5:53 am #

    LOVE THIS PROJECT! cant wait to try it with my creative and crafty 12 year old!

  251. Anonymous 06/11/2013 at 6:02 pm #

    Love this! Thanks for sharing. I am currently making a “W” with my children’s pictures all over it and I have never used Mod Podge before. I wasn’t sure if I should just go over it or not but you have given me courage! Thanks so much!

  252. Benimang 07/15/2013 at 11:11 am #

    I’m so excited to make this for my college dorm! It shall be perfect. Thanks for the idea :)

  253. PJ 07/18/2013 at 4:59 am #

    Super cute!!!

  254. Tiffany 07/30/2013 at 6:11 pm #

    This was an awesome craft! I added some metal stickers to the corners to make it look like a closed frame! I will use this idea on foam Jerseys I found @ the crafts store for gifts. Thanks for helping create my first home craft!

  255. Joni Powers-Pauly 07/31/2013 at 5:14 pm #

    I think it is absolutely perfect!

  256. Anonymous 08/04/2013 at 9:54 pm #

    This is so cute, what a great idea thanks for sharing

  257. Kylie Joy 08/05/2013 at 6:06 am #

    I’m from Australia and I love this its fantastic. I do have a question what id mod podge and what is its purpose as I would love yo do this with my boys photos.
    Thanks a bunch Kylie

  258. Anonymous 08/05/2013 at 7:50 am #

    You should consider doing another on below to make a bigger statement

  259. laura killgour 08/22/2013 at 6:25 pm #

    This looks awesome! nice idea and could easily work with printed Instagram photos that come in the 4x4prints! I blog about creative ways to display printed instagram photos at printicular.com/printing-instagram and this is definitely a cool idea!

  260. Anonymous 09/27/2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I did a similar project using a canvas framed with wood; first I painted a background color then taking several family photos, and scrapbooking letters and words. Taping them all underneath the pictures to the canvas then coating with Modge Podge. The canvas was inexpensive, the time I spent creating it was enjoyable and the response from my grandparents when I gave it to them was priceless! Great and creative project that has a lot of heart.

  261. Anonymous 10/01/2013 at 9:23 am #

    I love it! You may be able to take the glare off with some real fine steel wool. I know it works on poly eurathane to take the gloss away and give it more of a satin look. Maybe try it on something else before you try it on your beautiful collage. Love the idea….thank you!

  262. Erin 10/04/2013 at 12:29 pm #

    I think it looks great I am going to do something very similar with all my nephew’s 5 by 7 pics I just want to leave a bit more black showing between pics thanks for the awesome idea <3

  263. Anonymous 11/13/2013 at 9:23 am #

    This is awesome! Will definitely copy this! Maybe with some other color foam board as well!

  264. Anonymous 11/18/2013 at 1:25 pm #

    That is really cool and cheap to make!!

  265. Crystal Seaver 11/29/2013 at 8:06 pm #

    I came across this and fell in love!!!! I made this project tonight and it is my most favorite craft project I have ever made!!! Thank you so much for the idea :)

  266. Anonymous 12/08/2013 at 2:12 pm #

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for (and I didn’t even know it)!!!

    Just moved into a new place & plan to go back to college next year and trying to minimize spending & items I’ll need to take.

    I want to display a few posters, though, and I calculated it would cost around $300 to buy the posters (11×17) + frames. Printing (i.e. wal-mart/cvs) 8×10 photos and buying frames would cost about half that. I just can’t justify spending that much money right now.

    Tried searching for collage frames and they are insanely expensive, not to mention the photo orientation is not what I want.

    As a last resort, I did a google search for “cheap photo collage ideas” hoping to find something that didn’t look too tacky but was inexpensive and easy enough to make. Found your post and will definitely be making this.

    Thank you!!!!

  267. Anonymous 12/24/2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Good if you don’t live in a humid place! Gator board would work better than foam core. Foam core warps when its humid.

  268. Anonymous 01/14/2014 at 11:32 pm #

    When I tried this I printed my own pictures out at home and my pictures smeared qhen I applied the modge podge :( hoping my pictures dry overnight so I can finish it . Did you have this problem?

  269. Dee Dizon 01/19/2014 at 3:46 am #

    Made one all the way from Manila! Such a nice idea, thank you!

  270. Justina 01/30/2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Love It will be doing this for many of my pictures!! Thank You So Much…

    I am going to make this for My Husband ( his Navy pictures) for Valentine’s Day!!

  271. Hunny Kidd 02/02/2014 at 8:51 am #

    This is such a cute idea. I have only one concern. When I work with MP and paper, the paper usually buckels. Did you have that issue? Kudos on your bravery for using old MP. lol
    -Hunny

  272. Cathy Stewart 02/03/2014 at 1:36 pm #

    Your photos look wonderful. Your directions are easy to follow and I can’t wait to get started.
    We have a lot of precious photos, but we can’t frame them all. This is a great solution.

  273. Mary Jane 02/09/2014 at 6:08 am #

    What a great idea- thanks for sharing. good job!

  274. Tara 02/11/2014 at 1:57 pm #

    It looks amazing! Just curious how you were able to hang it up?

  275. Debbie 02/24/2014 at 9:59 am #

    Ok, so I seen this blog and thought it was a great idea. I have a lot of pictures laying around and this was the perfect way to display them. I worked all weekend preparing what I wanted to display and have everything ready to spread on the Mod Podge. Well this is where I got scared, sorry to say. Reading some post is saying that their pictures curled or have ruined. Should I be taking my pictures in to have duplicates made before I continue? some are so old, I would hate for them to be ruined. Also, the post just states to tape the pictures down, however I have read elsewhere that the mod podge should be spread out on the board and then place the picture down. Not sure how to proceed.

  276. santhi 03/14/2014 at 3:03 pm #

    Wow! I like this idea. You did a great job and inspired me too. I am going to try this soon….Thanks!

  277. Carly 03/14/2014 at 4:54 pm #

    Just an fyi – I did this and my pictures were ones I printed out. The photo paper warped a bit. I did a thin coat and I think I’ll do another one to try and get them flatter.

    I’m thinking thicker photo paper would work better!!!

  278. Theresa L 03/19/2014 at 8:40 am #

    I love this idea!! I have so many prints I don’t know what to do with! Thank you!!

  279. martha 06/01/2014 at 12:50 pm #

    this is really nice! i’m definitely doing it ! thanks for the wonder idea!

  280. Jill 06/18/2014 at 11:01 am #

    I’m really excited to try this!! Yours looks great! How did you measure out the distance between all the photos and make sure that they were spaced evenly?

  281. Alexa 06/26/2014 at 7:34 am #

    I love this idea! But what exactly did you use to hang the poster?

  282. Google 07/11/2014 at 10:13 am #

    I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from.
    many thanks

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