How To Make A Photo Collage For Less Than $10

a year ago

Wondering what to do with all the epic photos you've taken? Why not make this quick and easy photo collage?! It's simple to design, costs less than $10, and looks incredible. I've kept the ones I've made, but this would make a great gift for someone special because it's a creative, yet inexpensive way to show you care, and it's a present that will last. 

I've included screenshots for each step, but if that's not your jam, feel free to scroll down and watch the video tutorial. 

Note: Since we're using the Costco website, you will need a membership number and account; however, it doesn't have to be active. Also, I am in no way affiliated with Costco or any of the other companies mentioned in this post. I'm just a girl who had a wonderful experience with a website and thought I'd share it with others. 

Don't have a Costco membership? Walmart, Target, and Walgreens offer similar services, so feel free to apply these instructions to the site of your choice. 

Step 1.

Sign into Costco account and click on Photo Gifts → Collage Prints.

Step 2. 

Choose your desired size and orientation. (I chose 16 x 20 vertical print)

Step 3. 

Select the desired photos and click Create Now. For 16 x 20, you'll need 30 photos. 

Protip:highly recommend choosing your pics  beforehand and saving them in a folder on your desktop because it makes the process go by so much quicker!

Step 4.

Have fun with the settings and options! My favorite feature is the Shuffle button, which rearranges the images in different ways.  You can also select individual photos for editing, zooming, cropping, and more. In addition, you can click and drag photos to swap them. 



Protip: Use Command and + or - to zoom in/out on entire collage.

Step 5.

When your collage looks good to you, press Continue and Approve your project. 

Step 6. 

Complete the checkout process. At this time, you'll have the choice to pick up your picture at the nearest Costco or have it mailed to you. Since my membership is inactive, I chose the latter. Once you receive your confirmation number, your order should ship within 7-10 business days (although I received mine sooner!). 

To make this even more cost-effective, we used a frame we already had! My husband gave it a new life with some pretty blue spray paint, and voila! A beautiful photo collage to hang on the wall and enjoy. It sure beats letting gorgeous pictures languish on your hard drive, camera roll, or photo album, right?  

If you'd rather see a video, watch this quick 3-minute, step-by-step tutorial! It takes all the guesswork out of the process. 



Dara Shultz is a blogger at, where she frequently writes about her Whole30 journey, love for hiking around beautiful Colorado, and hard-won life lessons. She also vlogs on the LMS YouTube channel. When she's not typing furiously on a computer or yammering in front of a camcorder, she's probably catching up on the latest news via Twitter, daydreaming of her next epic adventure on Pinterest or sharing pictures of her food (and kids) on Instagram. She's lukewarm on the subject of Facebook, but she checks in regularly. 

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