Advanced search

Decorating with postcards/textiles

(8 Posts)
TickledOnion Tue 03-May-16 15:24:51

I have this lovely box of 100 postcards of patterned textiles
I would love to use the postcards in some kind of artistic display but I can't work out what to do and am worried about it looking really naff.
Can anyone help with any ideas? I don't mind cutting the postcards possibly into circles. Would a display of patterned circles look odd?

WineOrSleep Tue 03-May-16 21:45:30

They're so cool!! Personally I'd do a big mosaic type board of them, almost the wall size, but leaving enough of a gap all the way round. Leave the other walls neutral and just revel in the zany-ness of them smile

SixtiesChildOfWildBlueSkies Tue 03-May-16 21:47:48

Are you wanting to frame them or place them directly onto a wall? Or could you try them on furniture, eg - as I did once, line the back of a book case with them.

I've also used them on a wall, first choosing the centre one then moving outwards from there, allowing the colours to link and flow through the cards. The cards I used were straight sided, as the fitted together like a mosaic, but yes, you could use circles, why not?
What about something like these.......

SixtiesChildOfWildBlueSkies Tue 03-May-16 21:49:31

So you could cut them to overlap, or create a collage with them.

TickledOnion Tue 03-May-16 22:35:35

I don't have a big enough wall to do a collage of all of them. My house is very neutral and boring so this would certainly make a statement. Just not sure I'm brave enough.

I was thinking of something simple like this but the patterns are all so different that I don't know if it would work. this

SixtiesChildOfWildBlueSkies Tue 03-May-16 22:57:08

Sorry OP - your link won't go through so i can't see what you're referring to.

It's your home, so you can decorate it however you wish.

TickledOnion Tue 03-May-16 23:07:34

I can't seem to do links from that page. It was this.

Ditsy4 Wed 04-May-16 07:41:57

Have you got a downstairs loo. I would use them as they are and make a feature wall. It would be interesting to anyone ...visiting!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now