Photo Mosaic Gift Idea

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Romantic Gift Idea

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If a pictures says 1,000 words what do a 1,000 pictures say? With this quick & easy gift idea your pictures can say even more!

I was so intrigued when I found the website You can take your digital photos and turn them into a full mosaic. Hundreds, even thousands, of pictures make up one main photo! I got so excited that my mind starting spinning with the gift options I could do!  It is the perfect gift for any occasion! I created several for my husband, but I made one special for a gift. He LOVED it! And the best part is – this entire gift cost me less than $15!

For my mosaic, I chose to take all of our engagement and wedding photos and used our wedding invitation picture as the main photo.

Here you can see a close up of the tiny individual pictures:

Here is what you do:

  • Select the main photo – You will want to choose a high quality picture that is zoomed in close without too much detail. Close-ups are a really good choice. This will be the image that all of your smaller photos create.
  • Select the smaller photos – The more photos you upload, the better the end product.  The site recommends a minimum of 250 photos and no more than 3,000. If you have your files already organized on your computer uploading is easy. Even with so many files, it didn’t take very long at all!
  • Save your mosaic – when you have created your mosaic you can download it to your computer. The basic download is completely free, but if you plan to print it larger than an 8.5×11 (which I did) you will want to pay the extra and get high resolution. I paid $5.95 for the high resolution choice. 
  • Print – You can then print the mosaic yourself or at your local print shop. I did an 11×17 print on cardstock for $1.63 at Office Max but you could make it even bigger if you wanted! 

To finalize my gift, I bought an 11×17 frame at the local craft store and placed my mosaic inside. With purchasing the high-resolution download, printing at the store and the frame, the entire gift cost less than $15.

Finally, here are some others that I made just for fun:

For this one, I took all the pictures from a trip we took to the Caribbean to create a mosaic memoir of our travels.

And on this last one, I took all of the pictures from our wedding. What a great way to display the thousands of pictures from that special day! 

I just love this idea! It is super easy, different and most important a sentimental gift that means more than words! Leave a comment and tell us what occasion you plan to make a mosaic for!

For more ideas on what you can do with your pictures check out Erika’s A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words idea.



I met my husband, in a beginning ballroom dance class at the age of 15. He was my first crush, my first date, and twelve years (to the day) later we married. Together we enjoy traveling the world, and, of course, going on creative dates! I am a former theatre teacher who now stays at home with a spunky little boy. I love dancing, hosting parties, photography, organizing & chocolate!

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  1. Hi! I’ve been following your weblog for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out
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  2. I used AndreaMosaic. Its totally free and quite simple to use. There is no practical limit on how many photos you can include and the image can be as large as 100 megapixels… perfect for a massive print!

  3. Nice article! And so many pinterest pins! We would love for you to try our website for making your next photo mosaic, and perhaps write about it also. We would be happy to provide you with free samples, or even giveaways for your readers. Great article. We’re jealous you didn’t find out about us first before writing this article.

      1. Great! I’m looking forward to it. We’ve just made huge improvements to the site, making everything much faster and easier to use. We can’t wait for you to try it. I’ll be waiting for your email. 🙂

  4. I just did one for our one year anniversary…going to give it to him Friday..can’t wait! Thanks for the amazing ideas all of the time. It keeps us happy and in love. 🙂

  5. I love this, Have to run and get all the photos of our wedding and make one! I have always seen photos like this and wanted one done. Thank you for showing us!!!

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