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Don't spend tons of money on family photos. Try these 10 tricks instead

There are so many creative ways to display our favorite pictures. Photo developers, online companies and professional studios all offer amazing products featuring your favorite photos. Canvases, mugs, blankets, magnets, photo displays -- the options are almost endless. The only downside is how expensive these customized photo items can be!
With these creative photo diy projects, you don't have to shell out the big bucks to put your favorite photos on display. All it takes is a bit of creativity, a few craft supplies and your favorite pictures.
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Transfer to wood
One of the hottest trends right now is transferring photos on wood. You can use wood featuring clean, sharp edges for a modern look or use slices of rough-cut logs for a rustic appeal. Check out the video below to see the stunning end result:
Make a photo wall display (h/t Homey Oh My)
Tired of your photos only living on your phone? Transform them into a hanging piece of art with the technique featured in the video below.
Make a photo letter (h/t Life is Sweeter By Design)
Another amazing Mod Podge project, photo letters give a room a focal point. You can create one for every family member or friend. Just watch to see the beautiful end result in the video below:
Vintage-inspired photo canvas. If you are looking for a vintage-style looking photo transfer on canvas, you should try the DIY below.
Have tons of pictures, but don't know what to do with them?
How do you show them elegantly? The following DIY is here to save you:
Transfer a photo to a tree stump via wax paper
Using wax paper, take a look how easy the following photo transfer is. You can even hang this one on your Christmas tree (or wall)!
Transfer a photo onto a bar of soap
This may seem strange at first, but the result adds such a personal touch to your bathroom experience. Plus, these make great gifts!
Grafitti string art
The video below proves how good you can make a blank canvas look. The finished look would look great on the wall of any house or on top of a mantle. Plus, you can customize it to any color that fits your style.
Transform a plain coaster (h/t Momdot)
You can purchase plain coasters at major craft stores for use in coaster projects. Follow the video below to see how to make photo coasters in just minutes.
Craft a photo candle (h/t A Beautiful Mess)
Turn a boring old candle into charming decor with the following project. The best part? This one makes for a great gift. Watch the video below to see how to put this together:
Fashion your own photo mug (h/t Simply Kierste)
Photo mugs are a popular photo gift option. You don't have to order one and wait for it to ship. Instead, try the inexpensive DIY below:
Light up your favorite photos
If you feel a bit strange about lighting a candle with your family's faces on it, a photo luminary is the perfect choice for you. With a warm and vintage feel, the luminary uses a candle or tea light to illuminate your favorite photos. This tutorial uses cheap Dollar Store frames for the luminary foundation, making it beautiful and budget-friendly.
Decorate a photo bracelet
Customized jewelry does not need to cost a fortune. This charming photo cuff only requires a few basic craft supplies and your favorite pictures. Mod Podge makes its return in this tutorial as both a glue and a sealant. The wooden craft sticks are so inexpensive you could make dozens of bracelets for very little money.
Sew a photo quilt
For all the sewers out there, the following project is a terrific way to make memories serve a functional purpose as well.
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