Lomo in the Home! - Window Coverings

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How I use my Lomography photos and fotoclips to decorate my house, give a gift to my wife, and block the sun... all in one!!! All you need is a some photos and a few household items, lets give it a go...

It was getting close to my wife’s birthday and I wanted to give her a unique birthday card (and lots of presents too). So I thought of a way to turn our photos into a greeting card that wouldn’t end up in a pile where all other greeting cards go when they get old.
This is what you will need to carry out this tipster :

  • scissors
  • cello tape
  • Lomography fotoclips
  • tape measure
  • marker pen
  • printed photos

First I had about 40 or 50 4×6 in. prints made of our photos. Next I measured the window that I wanted to hang the photos from. After doing some quick math in my head I knew that I could hang 3 columns of about 14 photos each. So I started to assemble the photos in long rows on the floor, carefully laying each photo next to another that complimented it visually.

Once I had all the rows assembled I placed a vertical portrait photo of my wife in the middle towards the top and proceeded to cut the photos that surrounded it into a heart shape. Next I connected all of the photos using the fotoclips and wrote a loving birthday message on the back of my wife’s photo. Finally I hung the entire sheet of photos using the cello tape at the top and in certain key areas that seemed to need it most.

My advice would be to have fun with it. I created this as a gift to my wife not knowing if she would like it, but she loved it because she knew how much time and thought it took for me to create something different just for her. It is also quite pleasing to see people’s reaction to our photos being displayed that way, so it is quite a conversation piece to say the least.

Hopefully this tipster has given you some ideas on how to decorate your home with your Lomographs.

written by jblaze823 on 2010-08-26 in #gear #tipster #decoration #lomo-tipster #gift #present #art #fotoclips #tipster #photos #love #handicraft #scissors #tape #pen #lomo-in-the-home #window #print

14 Comments

  1. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    so cool! you made your art into another work of art!

  2. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    nice :))

  3. emilios
    emilios ·

    Cool

  4. kvboyle
    kvboyle ·

    Beautiful, like lomo stained glass...

  5. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    this is a great love act and so nice too:)

  6. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    thank you everybody, this is really something that I enjoyed making, and I believe it is a unique way to display our photos, thanks for the love

  7. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    this is a really sweet idea, I like it!

  8. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    great idea, great present, great work =)

  9. jon_meadowbrook
    jon_meadowbrook ·

    Great suggestions!

  10. naomac
    naomac ·

    Great idea I wondered what everyone does with their photo's.

  11. naomac
    naomac ·

    Great idea I wondered what everyone does with their photo's.

  12. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    What might also be cool is to make it like that, but with 120 color positives. Then the light would shine though.

  13. peteparker
    peteparker ·

    Fantastic idea! I love it!

  14. bittersweet
    bittersweet ·

    cool, now i know what to do for my bf's birthday. lol

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