Creative Photo Displays Using Vintage Props

Although nowadays many of us keep our photos stored digitally, there are still some pictures that just have to be printed and displayed. Instead of choosing a standard photo frame, maybe you want to display them more creatively. These creative photo displays are all actually vintage collectibles. With vintage props, photo displays can fit in more seamless with your rustic decor.

Creative Photo Displays

My favorite vintage item for displaying photos is some type of old wheel. The wheels can be hung on the wall or propped up on a table. All you do is clip your photos to the spokes using mini clothespins that can be found at Joann or Michaels. This wheel is off of an old buggy and is the perfect size for displaying on a table.

creative photo display

creative photo displays by Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor

Old bike tires also work great for a large number of photos!

Another fun and easy idea is to use an old window frame….without glass. I strung wire between the panes and again used the mini clothespins to hang old photos and other memorabilia to create an interesting wall display.

creative photo display by Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor

For displaying just a single photo, you can use almost anything as a base and attach heavy gauge wire to it for a photo display. In this example, I used an old thread spool and inserted my bended wire into the center of the spool. I then filled the center with a soft clay to keep it in tact. Since I would be displaying this near all of my twine on my desk, I also wrapped the old spool with twine.

creative photo displays by Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor

creative photo displays by Rustic Crafts & Chic Decor

More Creative Photo Displays

Old door knobs make a perfect base for creating single photo holders. See my Vintage Door Knob Crafts for more ideas.

Have you ever seen a vintage heat register? The front is perfect for clipping photos or memos to. Check out Trash To Treasure: Heat Register Clip Board for more details.

A fun way to hang a special photo is with another type of hanger, a wooden pants hanger! See this and other ideas at Creative Wooden Hanger Crafts.

Finally, check out these Easy DIY Photo Holders For A Desktop.

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