I returned from our family vacation to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore this week, and I’m excited to do something with all of my travel photos. The only problem is finding the time to do it along with the other projects on my to do list. I hope you enjoy these 10 ideas of things to do with your vacation photos and memorabilia. They range from super easy 10 minute projects to several hours. I’ve also included an option on what to do with your Instagram photos since so many people take photos with their phones.
I know scrapbooking can be overwhelming for some people (myself included). I started scrapbooking my photos 18 years ago. I love creating pages and working with my photos almost as much as I love buying all of the fun papers and stickers. I’ve acquired quite the collection of scrapbooking stuff over the years, but since I started blogging I haven’t made the time to work on my photo albums. Many people travel over the summer months and take tons of photos which rarely ever make it past their computer or phone. I’m personally at least six months behind on printing photos. I should probably be researching how to organize all of my digital photos, but that’s not nearly as fun as collecting ideas for travel photos.
You don’t have to be a Scrapbooking Guru to create meaningful photo albums your family will treasure. For details of each project click on the link under each photo.
DIY Heart Map Heart Art from Cinsarah
Create a simple work of art with a map from your travels.
Travel Memento Boxes from A Pair & A Spare
Cover boxes with a map from your travels and then store any ticket stubs, photos or pamphlets from your trip in them.
Pocket Travel Journal from Simple as That
Create a journal before your trip using scrapbook papers and maps and then use it to document what you do each day.
Travel SMASH Book from Live Laugh Rowe
You can purchase SMASH books at stores like Hobby Lobby or Target which are already decorated. Just add your memorabilia and photos directly to the book with washi tape or photo adhesive. I have one that I use to paste random tidbits of things in, but Kelly shows you how she used hers for vacation photos.
On the Go Travel Scrapbook from Martha Stewart
Bring a 3 hole punch and metal ring with you on your travels and attach any brochures, postcards or ticket stubs from your trip.
Homemade Travel Scrapbook from Saturday Morning Vintage
Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages from A Beautiful Mess
I love just about anything Elsie from A Beautiful Mess creates with her photos. She shares some page layout ideas for when you have tons of photos especially Instagram photos.
Ways to Display Travel Memorabilia guest post for Likes to Smile
I shared several ways I like to display my vacation pictures and paraphernalia on my friend Stacey’s blog Likes to Smile last year.
Create hard or soft cover photo books with your Instagram photos through Artifact Uprising. I definitely plan on making one of these books soon.
Vacation Memory Jars from Martha Stewart
If you have young kids at home this would be a quick and fun project to do with them. Put items in a large jar or vase such as shells or rocks found on a nature walk. Throw a few pictures in from your trip and you have a vacation memory jar.