Summer is officially in full swing and I know I can’t be the only one dreaming of vacation. While imagining myself on the beach somewhere, an idea hit me. How can I turn some of my unfortunately forgotten souvenirs into pieces that I can enjoy every day? I thought of enormous collection of postcards, and shells that are sitting in random boxes and drawers around my home, and I began to brainstorm. So here are a few of my favorite ways to give old (and new) souvenirs a brand new life.
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Post Card Display:
Like I said, my postcard collection has grown to quite an inspiring number. But, want a better way to display them than one or two on the fridge. I like things to be as neat and organized as possible so I love the idea of creating a framed collage, or an organized grid under a glass top. Or even make display stands from rocks, pieces of driftwood, anything really that came from the same trip as the post cards, and attached them with florist wire.
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Time to tackle those mounds of shells. Group like shells together by color, and simply hot glue them onto cardstock and frame, for some pretty neat one-of–a-kind art. Make them as funky or as symmetrical as you’d like. They can be just as unique as the shells themselves.
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I like to collect different fabrics from all over, so I figured what’s a better way to appreciate these textiles than to upholster a small bench in the foyer, or make a throw pillow or two. This way everyday I can reminisce on the memories from those trips, even if only for a moment.