Autumn photo projects: bringing the outside in for fall

Fall is upon us and as the days get shorter and the temperature drops, we spend less time outside. The season is so pretty though, you don’t want to miss it. Here are some ways to bring the out of doors inside to compliment your own photos.
photo-leavesOther than some basic supplies, you can find what you need for these projects in your own backyard.

Cut some favorite photos into leaf shapes and tie them to a branch with some real fall leaves for this wall hanging.


Gather acorn tops while out for a walk to make this cute autumn picture frame. leaf-frame

You can do the same with leaves.


Even twigs. This rustic frame looks great with a fall photo in it.


We used faux pumpkins for this photo holders, (they will last longer that way), but you can use small real pumpkins or gourds too.

There are lots more fall photo projects over on the Kodak Moments Tips and Projects Center.

And you can use the Kodak Picture Kiosk or Kodak Moments app – for iOS or Android – to print your photos for these projects.

Kodak Moments for Any Type of Dad

Great dad’s deserve something special on Father’s Day. We have ideas for cards and DIY photo gifts that are perfect for lots of different kinds of dads.  card-FB-06-16

Is your dad an avid fisherman? Promise a day of fishing along with a picture from a recent fishing trip on his card.


Kids will have fun making this fishing pole that tells Dad what a great catch he is.


Let a Dad who travels a lot know he is the best in the world.


Upcycle old pocket watches with photos so he can take his favorite people with him on his travels.


If your dad is a handyman around the house, let him know how much you appreciate everything he does with your card. You can even use a throwback photo of him hard at work.

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A framed photo makes a great Father’s Day gift, especially if it is a customized frame for someone who likes to tinker around. Use duct tape, nuts or wrenches, just don’t take them out of Dad’s tool box!


Even if dad is more of a “new tie” for Father’s Day kinda guy, the right photo in a card can make him melt.


Keep with the tie theme and add his photo and a paper tie to a treat jar so everyone knows whose snacks are inside.

You can make these cards and print the photos for these projects at a Kodak Picture Kiosk near you or with the My Kodak Moments app.

Find more photo gift ideas and inspiration for Father’s Day in the Tips & Projects Center.

The most wonderful time of the year – last day of school

After Christmas and birthdays, the last day of school might be the most exciting day for a kid. It’s pretty good day for teachers too and for parents… well maybe it’s not their favorite day.

Whether you are a kid, a teacher or a parent, here are some project ideas that use photos that will make that last day a fun one.

For kids:


See your friends off on summer vacation with a sweet sendoff. You can add text to your photo with the Kodak Picture Kiosk before stapling it to the bag of candy treats.


Or you could add a powdered drink mix and a crazy straw to a photo for a summer treat. Both of these are quick and easy goodies to make for classmates.


You can’t forget about your teacher. Make a thank you gift that they will really enjoy. Add some garden tools and a photo with a message to a flower pot that your teacher can use over the summer.


Kids might need help with this project but what teacher wouldn’t love this colorful wreath personalized with their photo to hand in their classroom?

For teachers:


Let your students know how much you enjoyed having them in class with a sand pail and a photo to remember you by.


Take a picture of each student holding a sign stating what they want to be when they grow up. When combined into a collage, it makes an adorable print for parents to look back on.

For parents:

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Photo greeting cards are the perfect format for creating Keep in Touch cards. You can add text including contact information and a photo (so kids can tell Sally from Sarah), that will help friends stay in touch and have play dates over the summer.

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After a year of classes you might have a big pile of artwork, tests and report cards. Scan them in at a Kodak Picture Kiosk and make it into a photo book to cut down on clutter around the house.


Don’t forget to take a picture of your little student on that last day of school to pair with a photo from the first day of school. You will love seeing how they grew over a year. If you just took a quick picture with your phone, you can print these photos with the My Kodak Moments app.


Since there are long days stretching before you until school starts again, a photo to-do list will help the kids stay on task.

All of these projects and more can be found on our School Tips and Projects page.

Inspiration for Graduation


There are new designs to choose from for Graduation announcements and matching Thank You cards at Kodak Picture Kiosk and the My Kodak Moments app. These photo cards are super handy if you don’t have a lot of time to wait for announcements. You can visit a Kiosk near you or even use a picture on your phone to create cards fast.


While you are printing cards, why not print out a few pictures for these projects for graduation? Save a tassle with a photo inside a clear ornament for a graduation keepsake.


Create a “Break in Case of Emergency” bottle for a graduate that is heading off to college in the fall.


Don’t forget about the little graduates! There are card designs just for them available too.


Use a photo to create a diploma for the lil grads that they will be able to look back on in the years to come.

Find more graduation photo projects and ideas in the Tips & Projects Center.

Halloween Photo Fun

Let me just start by saying I have the best kids. I know you all probably have kids and think they’re great too—and they probably are. But my kids are awesome! What’s making me gush so much about the tween and teen males at our house? They have made Halloween soooo easy for me this year! The teen wonder has decided that he’s finally done trick-or-treating and the tweenager picked out a scary mask for $5.99 that he’s wearing with last year’s scary cloak thingy. And why do I find this so exciting? Because now I can spend that costume-searching, -arguing, and -making time doing something I find much more fun—Halloween crafting and decorating!

If you’re like me and find the change to cooler weather just perfect for crafting, here are some ideas from the KODAK MOMENTS Experience Team to get you all ghouled up for Halloween.

We make it quick and easy to get your photos with a variety of convenient options. Walk into a store and use the KODAK Picture Kiosk or try the KODAK MOMENTS Apps on your smartphone or tablet wherever you are, to order prints or make a photo book which you can pick up on your way home from work or have delivered right to your house. Then you’re all ready to begin crafting new creations for a spooky Halloween!


Having a Halloween party? The KODAK Picture Kiosk and KODAK MOMENTS Apps have a variety of Halloween card templates from which to choose.

How about some spooky home décor to greet your guests?


Halloween Photo Lanterns


Skeleton photo display


Spider garland

Don’t forget the party treats!

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After the party, put together a photo book to remember all the fun. You can make one at a KODAK Picture Kiosk and walk out of the store with a photo book in hand just a short while later. Or use the KODAK MOMENTS Apps to create the book right from your smart phone or tablet. With this option you can pick your book up from the store or have it shipped to your home.

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This is just a start—check out these and other great Halloween Projects & Ideas on our Tips & Projects Center.

June Weddings and Photo Projects

Like many other people I was married in June. Why is June a popular month for weddings? One website says it’s because according to the Celtic calendar, couples started courting on Cross-Quarter Day of Beltane and were supposed to get married on the next Cross-Quarter Day, August 1.  Turns out they couldn’t wait and would get married in June. Other website theories are 1- because it honors Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage, 2 – because the soon-to-be pregnant wife could still help during harvest and a child would be born in the spring, 3 – due to the fact May was “bath month”.


For whatever reason it was the tradition stuck and I have been seeing #ThrowbackThursday photos of friends’ weddings all month. This year was my tenth anniversary. I really wanted to post photos of my wedding to Facebook and Instagram but realized my pictures were all on film and I hadn’t had many of them scanned since then.

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I knew just what to do. I went to the Kodak Picture Kiosk in our office and used the Kodak Rapid Print Scanner to scan in prints that I took out of our wedding album.


After I scanned in my photos I was able to save them to a CD using Kodak Picture Kiosk. Now I had them in a digital format so I could post them to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

While I had them on the Kiosk I could have also made extra prints, cards, calendars and more.

This is a great thing to be aware of if you like doing projects with photos. I have nearly fainted in the past when discovering someone has cut up an original 20 to 50 year old photo for scrapbooking, crafting or displaying. Especially if you do not have the negative DON’T CUT UP YOUR OLD PHOTOS! Visit a Kodak Picture Kiosk and make copies!

Here are some of my favorite photo projects for weddings, showers, honeymoons and anniversaries that you can use those special photos for!


Carry people who mean a lot to you down the aisle in the form of photos attached to your bouquet or boutonnière. Mini-prints on the Kiosk work well for this!


Display old family wedding photos on vintage plates at an anniversary party or wedding reception.


You can craft these photo holders from corks. Display photos at each table or make them as favors.


The corks also fit in candlesticks!


Photos attached to tea bags make cute favors for showers or receptions.


These photo match boxes are super cute too! “A perfect match!”

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A co-worker did this for her parent’s 60th anniversary party!


Remember your honeymoon with photo projects too… like this “sand globe”.


Or a scrap box to hold photos and other honeymoon mementos like tickets, shells, and other trinkets.

There are many more ideas at Kodak Tips and Projects Center.

Find a Kodak Picture Kiosk near you to get started.

You can also print photos on your phone using the My Kodak Moments App.


Here are some great photo apps that are Kodak Alaris partners that can also help make your wedding unique.

Send 8mm film or VHS tapes to iMemories and get back a video to play at your party or reception.

Have wedding guests share with you the candid pics they shot during your special day using WedPics app.

Personalize your photos with elegant designs and make cards with Chappters iPhone app.

Don’t forget, when it comes to photography and weddings you always want to hire a professional photographer so you know that all those special moments will be captured. You won’t regret it years later.



Get Ready for Father’s Day with Photo Projects

That time is almost upon us…the day we reserve for Dad and celebrate him and all his mustache, bow tie, and barbeque glory. Here are some ideas for personalized cards and gifts to make the day extra special. With the KODAK Picture Kiosk and the KODAK MOMENTS Apps it’s easy even if you wait until the last minute—same day service is not a problem for our products. Or, use your smartphone or iPad to create a card, order prints or make a photo book which you can pick up on your way home from work or have delivered right to your house.

Every great gift starts with a cute card. Here are some ideas for personalized cards that will really get Dad’s attention.

Dad’s Favorite Activity: Surprise Dad with a custom photo card featuring the kids taking part in one of Dad’s favorite sports or activities.

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Spell It Out: For a unique way to send Father’s Day greetings, have the kids write the message on their feet. (Bonus: Picture the look on the kids’ faces when you ask them to take off their socks and write on their feet!)

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Card from the Pet: If your children are of the furry variety, they can still send a card to Dad on Father’s Day.

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Custom photo books, bordered prints and collages make the perfect gift for Dad. Here are some ideas for unique versions that will become treasured keepsakes.

Why I Love Daddy: Select a bordered print and add text that states an example of why your child loves his or her Dad so much.

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Just Like Dad: No one can fill Dad’s shoes, but you can have fun trying with this personalized collage showing baby wearing Daddy’s shoes!

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Just Me and Daddy: Create a personalized photo booking showing pictures of Dad, illustrating how he has been there for you over the years…coaching your Little League team, cheering you on from the sidelines, building you a tree house, teaching you how to drive, etc.

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How about getting the kids involved in making a gift for Dad? Here are some ideas and thought starters.

Hardware Frame: Show off your favorite picture of the kids with Dad with this unique frame. This is a great project for the kids to create for Dad.

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Coupon Jar: Give Dad a well-deserved break with personalized coupons good for free chores. For a new twist indicate what the coupon is for with a photo. For example, a print a picture of the dog and write “Walk the dog free coupon” on the back.

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Family Handprints: Using a family photo in the background and repeating it in the smallest hand print makes for a cool 3D effect that Dad will love! All the kids handprints are represented with this project which serves as a great memory for Dad as the kids get older and bigger!

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This is just a start. Check out these and other great Father’s Day projects on our Tips & Projects Center.