It brings me so much joy when you tell me you would like to make a collage for your athlete.
I want you to know I’m always here for a chat or questions!
If there are any points that have been unclear, please feel free and ask me about them. And of course if you need help with anything else - don't hesitate to contact me as well. My FREE downloadable Photo Collage DIY-guide can be found here. I also recommend my favorite tips like these: glossy mod podge, 1 inch foam brushes and black acrylic paint. You've got this!
Photo Collage DIY Ideas
One of the first questions people ask me is: can I use actual photos? The first collages I made were black and white - printed from my at-home printer! You can print high quality color prints at home now as well! When choosing your photos, try to find a mix of action shots and photos that “tell the story” of your athlete.
So yes, you can use actual photos but you don't have to. Either way is great; regardless, you might want to include pictures of close family and friends - and consider including a high school girlfriend or boyfriend. I have had the awkward scenario of a break up post collage, so that is never fun. Definitely something you may want to consider on the front side of your project.
Handmade Collage Making Ideas
Anyway, the easiest project would probably be a collage using 12 inch wooden letters. If you’re feeling extra crafty, I make wooden letters and numbers up to 36 inches tall. For all sizes, the process is rinse and repeat. The key to a great collage is patience and light applications of mod podge. I’ve got a several more recommendations in my DIY photo collage making guide.
Ordering an unfinished wooden number typically means you’ll receive it back in about a week. Make sure you contact me at CollageandWood.com if you need it faster!
Are you ready to get started? Please let me know if you have additional questions!