I used to think of postcards as a sort of informal letter you would get from a family member as a greeting from their fancy vacation (as if you weren’t jealous enough already). Over the years, most people collect a decent amount of these postcards and somehow they transform into treasured memories that you can’t seem to let go of. Instead of storing these cards in a shoe box in the closet, why not put them to use as art around your home? This can add a sense of adventure and nostalgia to a room. Here are several ways to display your favorite postcards as artwork:
1. Individual Frames
Postcards are small and can be placed inside small inexpensive frames. These frames can be placed together for an interesting wall installment.
2. One Large Frame
Arrange your favorite postcards into a collage to fit in a larger frame. The result is a clean and cohesive art piece.
3. Postcard Strands
A popular way to display photos and small artwork is to attach them to a wire or string. Multiple postcards can be attached to each strand and multiple strands can be put together for more intriguing designs.
4. Postcard Coasters
Using an adhesive like Modpodge, attach your postcards to a cork or cardboard backing. Cover the coaster in a clear enamel or poly-coating to repel water.
There are plenty of other ways to display your old postcards so do some research and get creative! If you need more postcards to work with or want to have custom-designed postcards, contact United Reprographics today and we’ll be happy to help you get started.