Want to Display Some Family Photos? Try These Simple DIY Ideas


Do you have dozens of photo albums that you'd love to show off to your guests? You could set them out on your coffee table but that would take up valuable space. An easier way to show off your family photos is to display them in picture frames. In addition to purchasing custom frames for your family photos, there are creative ways to display them. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

Tin Can Photo Desk Organizers

Tin cans are a fun and functional way to showcase your favorite photos. You can place them anywhere in your home when you're done. Here are two ways to use tin cans to display your photos.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Empty tin cans of any size
  • Scrap book paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Photos
  • Craft glaze
  • Sponge paint brush


  1. Wash your empty cans and allow them to dry completely.
  2. Cut pieces of scrap paper to fit around each can.
  3. Apply a layer of glue to the outside of a can.
  4. Place a piece of paper around the tin can and press down firmly.
  5. Allow the glue to dry for about 15 minutes.
  6. Place a thin layer of glue on the back of a photo, and firmly press the photo onto the can.
  7. Allow the glue to dry for about 30 minutes.
  8. Cover the entire can with a layer of craft glaze and allow it to dry.

Tin Can Family Photo Garden

Supplies You'll Need

  • Large tin cans
  • Craft paper
  • Craft glue
  • Family photos
  • Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Green construction paper
  • Green craft paint
  • Sponge paint brushes
  • Any type of dry beans


  1. Wash your cans and allow them to dry.
  2. Cut your craft paper to fit around the outside of your tin cans.
  3. Apply a thick layer of craft glue to one of the cans.
  4. Place the craft paper on your can and press down firmly.
  5. Allow the glue to dry for about 15 minutes.
  6. Paint each of your pencils green.
  7. Cut various shapes and sizes of leaves out of your green craft paper.
  8. Cut flower shapes out of your craft paper.
  9. Glue a small picture of each family member to the center of the flowers.
  10. Glue the leaves to each of your pencils.
  11. Place a dot of glue on the outer edge of the eraser.
  12. Place a flower on each pencil where you've placed the glue dot.
  13. Fill your can with dry beans.
  14. Push your pencils into the beans.

When you're decorating your home, don't forget to add a few family photos. These easy-to-make tin can frames can be used to accent the custom frames that you place on your walls. For more information on framing, contact companies such as Instaframe Galleries.


2 October 2014

The Exciting Hobby Of Craft Making

Hello, my name is Elizabeth Larson and I'm so happy that you stopped by to check out my craft blog. I've always enjoyed making crafts and it all started when I was a little girl. My grandmother taught me how to make an animal puppet out of a brown paper lunch sack. After that, I was hooked and I've been making crafts ever since. Some of my favorite crafts to make include jewelry, purses and dolls. I also enjoy making nature crafts out of pine cones, leaves and twigs. In my blog, you'll learn about the different types of crafts you can make. I've even included age appropriate crafts for children to construct. Whether you make crafts for yourself, to give as gifts or to sell, this is one hobby that never gets boring. I hope that you'll enjoy my blog and that you find many wonderful things to craft.