DIY Home Decor: Photo Collage Frame


Get stuck into some DIY home decor and learn how to make a beautiful photo collage frame on a budget with The Warehouse Stationery.

Looking for some affordable ways to upgrade your space? We have the perfect solution: a beautifully framed photo collage made with your favourite memories. It's the perfect touch to turn any house into a home or a lovely sentimental gift for partners, family, or friends.

You can customize your collage to any theme you like, telling beautiful stories about the memories you’ve made with your loved ones in a creative way. But the best part about this DIY framed photo collage? It’s really easy to make and doesn’t cost too much at all. Read on to find out how to make your own.

Here's what you’ll need:

Make sure you have everything you need on hand before you get started:

How to make a photo collage frame

Step 1: Gathering Your Photos

Before you get started, you need to pick which photos you want to display in your photo collage. It could be a collage of your favourite wedding moments, your favourite holiday snaps, or those picture-perfect moments with your friends. At The Warehouse Stationery, we offer three different ways to print your photos, in-storeonline, or on the go via the Printicular app. Choose the service that’s right for you.

This is also good time to decide what size and shape you’d like your photos to be. You can be as uniform or as creative as you like here - it’s up to you.

Step 2: Prep your photos

Gather your prints and trim off any excess white space with a pair of scissors.

Step 3: Arrange your photos

Start laying your photos out on your floating canvas. You can play around with the placement until you find something you’re happy with before gluing anything down. Sort them by size and arrange them so that they make sense next to each other. Once you’re happy, take a photo of the final layout and remove the photos from the canvas.

Step 4: Glue your photos down

Get your PVA glue and pour it into a small saucer or bowl. With a thick and flat paintbrush start painting the glue on the blank side of your photos and place them onto your floating canvas until you’ve finished your collage.

Step 5: Spray Crystal Kote Gloss

Now it’s time to spray your collage with Crystal Kote Gloss. It’s a bit like hairspray but for artwork. It’ll keep your collage looking neat and tidy and protect it from any damage. Before you spray your collage, make sure to protect your floating canvas with newspaper or a few layers of tissue paper. Leave it to dry then remove the paper.

Step 6: Hang your collage

Now it’s time for the fun part. It’s time to display your framed photo collage! Just attach your hooks, tie on some string and pick the perfect spot for your collage to take pride of place.

There you have it. A new gorgeous nostalgia-filled addition to your home or to surprise and delight your loved ones. For more easy DIY ideas check out The Warehouse Stationery blog for more easy DIY gifts and craft ideas.