Monday, August 22, 2011

circle punch photo collage


One of our boys recently turned 6 and we thought it would be fun to do a photo collage using some favorite photos from the past 5 years.

what you'll need:

  • 16" square frame
  • 3" circle punch
  • double sided tape
  • 15 or 16 - 4x6 prints
  • black cardstock and patterned paper (optional)
what you'll do:
  • punch a 3" circle out of each of your photos

  • lay all of your photos out. mine went in order from youngest to oldest. 
  • leave about a 1/2" around the edges. (i just used the backside of the white paper that came in the frame)
  • once your circles are all laid out, start adhering them to the paper.
  • if you want to add some color... punch a circle out of the black cardstock, cut out two stars (one larger than the other) and adhere them all together.

this could also make a great gift for grandparents. just add multiple photos of each of the grandkids....
or how about a collection of photos from a recent vacation? the possibilities are endless!


  1. This is just so simple yet such an amazing presentation! What a great idea that can be done in so many ways! You always inspire with every post! Hugs!

  2. I love this idea!! I pinned it :) I really want to try this

  3. Love this! I like how the B&W pics look with the pop of color from the star cut-out! I am so going to make this!

  4. Love this idea! Although I may cheat and do the layout of circles in photoshop... :)

    I see Christmas gifts!

  5. That is awesomely simple! Where did you find your 16 x 16 frame?

  6. I love this! But for the life of me I can not find a 3 inch circle punch! Where did you get yours?

  7. This would be a good idea for a picture a year to show how they've grown.

  8. I love this idea - Grandparents day is in September, so I could totally do it for that! Love that you used black & white photos.

  9. This is such a simple idea and it turned out just plain WONDERFUL! Cute!

  10. hi natalie!! i've seen the 3" punch at michaels, joanns and hobby lobby. they are usually on the very bottom row it seems. hope that helps!!
    jen :)

  11. I adore this! What a fun way to document photos and make them all look cohesive. The star makes it!

  12. LOVE this! hope you don't mind i pinned it.

    and i have a feeling it will be the fist of many. thanks for the inspiration!