(Closed) ideas for vintage/retro photo display?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bride123: I can’t find a photo to show what I’m describing, but a spin off of the clothesline idea could be to hang them on ribbons hanging vertically (using double sided tape or some glue to put 5-7 on each ribbon) and make a display. One way to make them look older/worn may be to print copies (at a photo place, not digital prints) and then scuff them up a bit with a dish sponge/steel wool to rough up the edges. Or to make them look older from the get go, just google the different settings to mess with to create the strange contrast that photos seem to get after aging. I hope you find something that works! (and post photos Smile)

Post # 4
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

That’s sort of what we’re doing. Hanging them from ribbons at different lengths from the clothesline. But we also have made a curtain from fabric torn into strips and are hanging the photos from the ribbon along with that. Kind of hard to explain I guess, but I love the way it has turned out since we sort of have the shabby chic thing going on. I don’t know how you can make the photos look older or like polaroids, but there must be a way. A lot of ours are actual polaroids from childhood though and we are resizing our engagement pics and also mixing in wedding photos of family members like parents and grandparents and siblings to include in the mix.


Post # 5
20 posts
  • Wedding: January 2011

@bride123: You can use Picasa (free download from Google) to make the pictures look vintage. It’s super easy! I uploaded a couple of examples…all I did was select Sepia, then added a border. Hope this helps! If you need more detailed instructions let me know.

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Post # 7
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Those are all great ideas! Where would you put something like that at your reception?

Post # 9
759 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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