decorate with: postcards
Vi Asks: Hi Mr. Kate! I have a stack of 30 postcards that I bought at the beginning of a trip overseas and completely forgot to write and send them out. Any cool DIY ideas for decorating my apartment with them?
My Answer: Hi Vi! Postcards are really fun to use in decorating as they’re often colorful and interesting and can bring life to an interior space. Here is a roundup of some ideas I think are perfect for a collection of new, vintage or received post cards. Bon voyage (in decorating)!
- Cluster them! Hang a group of postcards on the wall using tape, thumb tacks, wire with hooks or even a canvas that you hang on the wall with the postcards attached. The way you cluster them is up to you – do it in a glorious, random collage, hang them in neat rows or an arc or even around a column or room divider.
- Hang them! Display your postcards on pieces of ribbon, twine, wire or on a strand of twinkle lights or on a wire frame for a lamp or ceiling fixture. Use clothes pins to secure for a whimsical look – see my DIY Rosbud Garland and Photo Display for an easy and beautiful way to hang your postcards. I also love the postcards displayed inside vintage glass bottles like the first photo above.
- Spruce up your postcards! I love this DIY Pop Art idea from Lovely Indeed. She used acrylic paint and wooden skewers to create pop art dots on vintage black and white postcards. This would be a great way to unify a group of postcards before you display them in one of the ways above. See the full DIY on her blog.
(images via northeastparkway.tumblr.com, homelife.com.au, designedinteriors.tumblr.com, blog.purehome.com, easyliving.co.uk, vtwonen.nl, remodelista.com, ellensalbum.com, allisonweddings.com, junkgypsyblog.com, poppytalk.blogspot.com, limilee.tumblr.com, go4prophotos.com, blueeyedyonder.com, harlemloves.com, apartmenttherapy.com, kellyhicksdesign.com, lovelyindeed)