Creating a State Pride Collage

I’ve never been one to make collages of any kind, because I really hate glue. I never chose to make a collage for any school projects, and I definitely didn’t decide to make one just for the fun of it. Whether you use liquid glue or a glue stick, the pictures inevitably end up wrinkled and stuck together in ways that they aren’t supposed to be.

I was finally able to make a collage that I actually enjoyed creating and found to be satisfactory with a little help from Pinless Pics. I didn’t have to use any glue to make it, and I was even able to do a bit of up-cycling by using an old cardboard box to make the backing. Since The Pinless was founded right here in Akron, Ohio, I decided to make my collage in the shape of the Buckeye State. You could, of course, make it in the shape of any state or country!

I was worried that the fold in the cardboard might affect the look of the final product, but it didn’t cause any problems at all!

I was worried that the fold in the cardboard might affect the look of the final product, but it didn’t cause any problems at all!

I started by tracing the outline of Ohio on my piece of cardboard and cutting it out. As I said, I chose the cardboard in order to make my project a bit more eco-friendly through up-cycling, but you could use any sturdy material to make your backing! You could even use something as simple as card stock if you’re looking to hang your collage directly on the wall or if you plan on putting it in a frame.

My next step was to begin arranging my photos on the cardboard and cutting them to fit. Since Pinless Pics are easy to adjust, I didn’t have to worry about placing every photo exactly right the first time. Plus, after I cut all of the pictures to fit the edges of the cardboard, I decided I wanted to switch up how they were layered. I didn’t have to use any glue, so I was able to peel up all of the photos in order to rearrange them without peeling off layers of the cardboard or causing damage to the photos that had been layered underneath others.

Ohio Collage Photos

This was one of the quickest, easiest, and most satisfying DIY projects that I’ve ever done! The only “mess” that I was left with was a pile of paper and cardboard scraps, and it didn’t require any tools other than a marker and some scissors. I’ve also never considered myself much of a crafty person, but I thought that this project looked really nice once it was all finished. It seems like The Pinless can turn anyone into an expert DIY crafter!

Ohio Collage

If you’re more of a visual learner, check out our quick video tutorial for this project! Have you made a collage using products from The Pinless? Leave a comment below to let us know how it went, or use our hashtag #GoPinless on Instagram!