School memories are irreplaceable! So what better way to capture them for the graduate in your family than with a lovingly assembled graduation memory or photo board? From snapshots of unforgettable moments and special people, to awards, keepsakes, and trinkets that hold a precious meaning—these can all be presented on a board, mounted in a frame, suspended mobile-style, formed into a monogram, or attached to a unique display piece. See these ideas in actual use below and create your own memory or photo board to honor your graduate!
Creative Ways to Display Graduation Memories
For a small display, you could glue pics and mementos to a ready-made plaque (1) that could sit on the welcome table at the graduation party. For a rustic-themed celebration, a recycled wooden palette (2) would work great adorned with mini burlap bunting bearing the graduate’s name, while photos and keepsakes suspended from tasseled cords on a tree branch (3) would create a boho-chic look.
To welcome guests, consider assembling a photo wreath (4) to grace the entryway to the party venue. Then, as a striking backdrop to a scrapbook table, you could create large photo collages (5) tacked to wooden braces.
Other eye-catching ideas to try would be giant photo-covered cutouts of the graduation year (6) or the graduate’s monogram (7). While if you’re going with a theme that’s special to the graduate, take inspiration from this fashion-motif idea (8) with photos forming the skirt of a dressmaker’s form, or this football-themed memory display (9) complete with memorabilia and a miniature field (see below).
More Creative Memory and Photo Board Ideas!
For a full-sized accent piece, you could create “photo banners” on twine using an entire recycled door (10), or suspend pictures and mementos from balloons (11) to fill the entire room with a festive mood!
You know your graduate best. Which of these examples we’ve shared here sparked your imagination for a truly meaningful memory or photo board you can make for him or her?
Credits: 1 – Homemade Interest / 2 – Three Mango Seeds / 3 – Free Designs.com / 4 – DIY Beautify / 5 – via Pinterest (uploaded by user) / 6 – via Pinterest / 7 – WIP Kits, via Pinterest / 8 – Silverbox Creative / 9 – via Pinterest / 10 – Cottage in the Oaks / 11 – via Pinterest (uploaded by user)