DIY Halloween Photo Garland Tutorial

Some of my favorite photos of my daughter over the years are those we took around Halloween, usually in the pumpkin patch.  I was planning to print one or two cute photos from years past to be framed and placed on our mantle as part of our Halloween/Fall decor, but I couldn’t pick just one or two!  Instead, I chose one from each year, and made a Halloween Photo Garland!

Halloween Photo Garland | www.sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com

Thanks to Shutterfly’s partnership with Target, I was able to print all of these awesome photos and pick them up an hour later.

Halloween Photo Garland | www.sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com

Then it was time to get crafty!

Halloween Photo Garland | www.sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com

I chose four patterns of scrapbook paper as the background (like a frame) for each picture.

Halloween Photo Garland | www.sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com

I also picked out all of my fall/Halloween ribbon.  (Don’t you love those little owls?)

Halloween Photo Garland | www.sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com

I stuck each picture onto the scrapbook paper and trimmed the edges to create a frame.

Halloween Photo Garland | www.sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com

Then I used these Self Seal laminating sheets to protect each picture, since I plan to hang my photo garland for years to come.  (It’s super easy.  Just place each picture face down on the adhesive sheet and trim it.)

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To hang the photos themselves, I decided to use wooden clothespins, but they weren’t cute enough, so I added washi tape to dress them up a bit.

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Lovely little clothespins!

Halloween Photo Garland | www.sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com

The final step was to add the ribbon!  I love this project so much!  The photos start when Marley was only three years old, and there’s one for each year through last Halloween.

Halloween Photo Garland | www.sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com

Halloween Photo Garland | www.sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com

Halloween Photo Garland | www.sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com

Isn’t it just too stinkin’ cute?  I love our festive Halloween mantle!

Halloween Photo Garland | www.sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com

You could do this for any occasion, like Christmas, too.  It would also be a cute birthday party back drop – to have a photo of the birthday child each year since birth?!  So cute!

To get the Halloween wreath, you can use THIS TUTORIAL to create your own version.  And those cute Halloween photo frames?  HERE you go!

Don’t you love crafting with photos?  What have you made using your favorite pictures?

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