- $12 for a custom wooden photo heart ($30 value)
Preferring alternative photo-printing materials to traditional paper, the specialists at PhotoBarn craft unique photo keepsakes for any occasion. These particular pieces are printed on rustic wooden hearts, which lend texture and a refreshing timber scent reminiscent of a just-showered lumberjack. After uploading photos on the intuitive site, users have the option of editing their images with toning and effects. The finished product has a wooden base so that it can stand on flat surfaces.
"I have no idea how you managed to create something that beautiful. ... I love it, there are no other words."
That's a glowing review from a PhotoBarn customer, who took a chance on the company's unique photo prints and was more than pleased with the results. Instead of printing images on traditional photo paper, designers print them on high-quality plywood, burlap, or gift items such as ornaments, puzzles, and blocks. The hue of these materials lends finished products a beautifully vintage effect. In addition to being distinctive, PhotoBarn's products are also eco-friendly—most of the wood comes from sustainable North American tree farms, and the Barnwood frames are constructed from wood reclaimed in and around Knoxville, Tennessee.