DIY: Postcard Display/organizer

For whatever reason, I LOVE postcards – I love receiving them, sending them, and collecting them. When I traveled to Europe for the first time a few months ago, I made sure to get one everywhere I went, which means I ended up with a bunch of postcards.

Since I’ve been back though, my postcards have been sitting in a stack in my drawer because I didn’t know what to do with them. Should I use them for a scrapbook? Keep them in a photo album? Make a postcard booklet? Tape them to my wall as a collage? Ultimately I knew I wanted them displayed and not hidden somewhere on my shelf. I found an unused large frame in my apartment, and here’s what I came up with:

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I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, and its a really simple way to organize old postcards. I like that it has a scrapbook feel without looking too crowded on my wall. I also added the [cheesy] quote about traveling to fill in the empty gaps.

Here’s what you’ll need:

– a large frame (I used a 20″ x 26″ frame)

– Postcards [obviously]

– Sharpie

– paper

– scissors (or a cutter)

– scotch tape

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The steps are simple and quick too! Just arrange your postcards in the frame however your heart desires. In the empty areas (if you have any), you can put in a quote. I wrote out my phrase in pencil first, then wrote over with sharpie and measured the pieces so it filled in the gaps.

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Once you are pleased with your arrangement, just take some tape or glue and gently stick them onto the frame. I stuck my postcards straight onto the cardboard back of the frame, but you can put the arrangement onto a different background if you prefer. Once you’re done, pop into the frame cover and voila! You’re done! It’s a great way to document and display your travels.

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