Paperback Photo Display

Traditional frames and mats are great for displaying photos, but it’s always more fun to mix things up a bit. I love to tuck interesting photos and postcards into surprising places all around the house.  Here I have created a photo cube out of books. Old paperbacks, purchased for $0.10 each at a library sale, are stripped of their covers and tied together to create a base for a photo display…

A recent family photo is clipped onto a bundle of books.

To make this I tore off the covers of 6 paperback books and bundled them together with twine.

Using miniature clothespins (picked up for a few dollars a bag at craft stores) I attached my photo to the twine.

Just something different.




  1. Connie @ Daydream In Color  January 31, 2012

    This is such a great idea! I’ll have to try it out.

  2. Deb @ PaperTurtle  February 1, 2012

    I’m not sure what I love more – the paperback book photo holder or the “seriously?” rock!

  3. catie  February 3, 2012

    love this!!
    those yummy mustard pages are gorgeous behind your sweet photo : )

    note to self: make a “seriously?” rock… SO many uses for that one!

    • camilla  February 3, 2012

      Thanks Catie!

  4. Kat  February 8, 2012

    Yet ANOTHER fantastic idea!

    • camilla  February 9, 2012

      Thanks Kat! 🙂

  5. Rachel  February 15, 2012

    That’s so pretty! I love the way it adds so much texture to the table! Thanks so much for the great project, I’ll be spreading the word about your tutorial!

    • camilla  February 15, 2012

      Thanks Rachel!