How to Make a Photo Collage Wall Decoration

Updated April 17, 2017

If too many photos make your space feel cluttered, try unifying them into one photo collage wall decoration. A collage can be a random grouping of pictures, or can showcase a specific even, such as a wedding or vacation. Create a different collage for each member of your family and hand them in an otherwise undecorated hallway. This is a great way to display extra photos you don't want to bury in a drawer.

Take the paper or cardboard insert out of your poster frame. You will use this to attach your photos.

Prepare your photos. Cut, crop and trim the outside edged of your photos. This gives more of a collage feel. You can leave the photos in tact if you like.

Lay down old sheets of newspaper to protect your work area. Spray an even coating of adhesive to the whole surface of the cardboard or paper frame insert.

Arrange your photos. Begin placing your photos on the adhesive surface you created. Overlap you photos and arrange them at different angles to create a more interesting affect. If you would like to add more photos after you have covered all areas with spray adhesive, use double sided tape to attach them. If you are going to create a boarder, make sure to leave space at the edges on all sides.

Create a boarder. If you would like a boarder on your collage, use double sided tape to affix ribbon at each edge. This creates a nice framed look to your collage. You can also create a photo mat boarder with poster board. Cut out strips of poster board as wide as you want your border and as tall as the dimensions of your frame. Use double sided tape to attach your border.

Place the collage in the frame. Your photo collage all decoration is now ready to hang.


If yo do not have spray adhesive, you can complete this project by using double stick tape. Get the kind the does not say "permanent" so you can remove and re-stick your photos as you work on the collage.

Things You'll Need

  • Poster frame
  • Spray adhesive
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Poster board (optional)
  • Old newspaper
  • Double sided stick tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
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