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19 Gorgeous Ways To Display Your Favorite Travel Photos

Besides your Instagram grid!

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1. Wrap shells, stones, or other souvenirs from your trip in wire to make custom photo holders.

Here's the step-by-step tutorial.

2. Order a custom photo book so you can flip through your favorite photos time and time again.

These start at $8 per book here.
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These start at $8 per book here.

3. Make big prints and secure them on a wooden scroll frame.

You can get these frames for $13.86 each here, and this tutorial will show you how to put 'em together.
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You can get these frames for $13.86 each here, and this tutorial will show you how to put 'em together.

4. Make your photos black and white (and give them a pop of color if you want), then frame them.

Circular port hole mat cool, but def optional. This tutorial will show you how to edit your photos.
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Circular port hole mat cool, but def optional. This tutorial will show you how to edit your photos.

5. Staple or glue twine to the back of a thrifted frame, then use clothespins to hang up your prints.

You can change 'em out easily whenever you want. Of course, the photos won't be protected (like they would be in a frame), so use more expensive prints at your own risk. Here's the tutorial, which also includes instructions for building the frame.
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You can change 'em out easily whenever you want. Of course, the photos won't be protected (like they would be in a frame), so use more expensive prints at your own risk. Here's the tutorial, which also includes instructions for building the frame.

6. Put up rearrangeable Fotobit frames in your hallway or kitchen.

Read a review of them here, and if you like them, get a 3-frame kit for $24 here.
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Read a review of them here, and if you like them, get a 3-frame kit for $24 here.

7. Get them printed onto hand-stretched canvas.

They start at $30 each here.
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They start at $30 each here.

8. Or fake it by Mod Podge-ing bigger prints onto square boards.

You can also use square gift-box lids. Here's the tutorial.
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You can also use square gift-box lids. Here's the tutorial.

9. Mod Podge your photos onto white tiles to make a set of drink coasters.

10. Pin prints to an oversized cork board, and change them out every season or after each vacation.

You can add a map of the place that you visited, too. Read more here.
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You can add a map of the place that you visited, too. Read more here.

11. Or buy this world-map shaped cork board.

It's a splurge at $50 (get it here), but if you're a world traveler, this could be a cool way to show your favorite photos from different countries.
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It's a splurge at $50 (get it here), but if you're a world traveler, this could be a cool way to show your favorite photos from different countries.

12. Glue your favorites in a grid inside a hugely oversized frame.

This is actually a photo of Palihouse Holloway by Jennifer Young, but you could reproduce it yourself with a little patience and time.
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This is actually a photo of Palihouse Holloway by Jennifer Young, but you could reproduce it yourself with a little patience and time.

13. Or simply have them all printed on a big poster, then frame it.

The poster-sized prints start at $25 here.
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The poster-sized prints start at $25 here.

14. Turn your extra foreign coins into magnets and display your pics on your fridge.

Here's the full tutorial.

15. Cover the mat of a photo frame with a map of the state or country you visited.

Here's the full tutorial.

16. Style several photos plus small souvenirs from your trip in a shadowbox.

Here's the tutorial. If you take a trip every year, you could do a shadow box for each trip, and have a gallery!
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Here's the tutorial. If you take a trip every year, you could do a shadow box for each trip, and have a gallery!

17. Put your favorites into clear holiday ornaments to hang on your tree.

Or wherever you want to hang them. Here's the full tutorial.
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Or wherever you want to hang them. Here's the full tutorial.

18. Fill painted boxes with photos and little keepsakes from your trips.

It's less of a display, but they're easy to pull out and look through whenever you want, and you don't have to go through and put photos into albums. Here's how to make them.
Photo by Kate Mathis. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2013.

It's less of a display, but they're easy to pull out and look through whenever you want, and you don't have to go through and put photos into albums. Here's how to make them.

19. Make little photo pendants to wear around your neck.

Less of a display, more of a way to keep them with you wherever you go. Here's the tutorial.
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Less of a display, more of a way to keep them with you wherever you go. Here's the tutorial.