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:
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]
– scissors (or a cutter)
– scotch tape
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.
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.