These days, people prefer the convenience and low cost of digital photography and on line photo albums. Instead of printing out every shot taken on a roll of film, the images are kept on line and in the camera, with only the most favorite of pictures printed. Before the advent of digital photography, it was not unusual to amass piles and boxes of photographs. While decorating for the Fall season this year, go through all those old photos and use them to add a touch of nostalgia and a great Fall feeling to your home. This article will offer several ideas to utilize the photos in a fun and festive way.
Decorate The Mantel With Photos Of Your Children Trick Or Treating. No matter how old the children, every parent has fond memories of taking their children door to door for treats on Halloween. From the most simple of pillowcase ghost costumes to the most elaborate of princess costumes, chances are you have a goldmine of memories and photos from Halloweens past. Select several of your most cherished favorite photos of your little witches and warlocks and place them in Fall colored picture frames such as gold, brown, black or orange and place them on the mantel to enjoy for the entire season.
Create A Table Centerpiece With Photos Of Bonfires And Leaf Piles. Two popular family activities in the Fall are raking leaves and enjoying bonfires with loved ones. Few families don’t have a photo or two of the little ones jumping in a massive leaf pile or the entire family cozily huddled around a roaring bonfire. Frame your most favorite picture and place it on an Autumn themed tray. Wind a length of artificial Fall flowers on a vine in an attractive way. Add a few decorative acorns or miniature pumpkins or gourds.
Attach A Favorite Fall Photo To The Front Of A Real Or Artificial Pumpkin. A quick trip to the photo kiosk at your local store or a few minutes at your office scanner can create a beautiful, enlarged photo that captured a great Fall memory. Use a small amount of adhesive to attach the photo to the front of large pumpkin. You can further decorate the pumpkin with Halloween themed die cuts or some glitter.
Frame A Scrapbook Page Filled With Autumn Photos Of Loved Ones. If you are an old hand at scrap booking, or are looking for an easy way to get your feet wet, creating a Fall scrapbook page for framing is a wonderful project. Start with a large piece of scrapbook paper, or several pasted together, depending on how large you wish your framed picture to be. Choose as many photos as you like that will fit together attractively on the background paper. Arrange the photos in a pleasing way and include as many different photos, as possible, of your family taking part in Fall themed activities such as Pumpkin picking, leaf raking and Trick or Treating. Use adhesive that will not damage the photographs, to adhere them to the page. Decorate the outside borders and in between the photos with Fall die cuts or write captions to better recall the events. Once your scrapbook page is to your liking, frame the page in a picture frame of your choosing and hang it prominently in your home. Your family will love the trip back in time and your home will seem just a bit more festive during this Autumn season.