Home Recycled Home: Fish Tale Photo Collage


This fun craft is a unique way to display your real life fish tale. The finished product makes a great addition to any mancave for your favorite fisherman. I’ve seen a few versions of this one on Pinterest as well as for sale in a larger craft store. The following version recycles items you already have on hand or can find cheaply at your local secondhand shop.


  • Older-style fishing rod and flimsy pole and reel. If a newer type of pole is used, be sure the reel is capable of laying flat against wall.
  • 3’ of twine or thick fishing line.
  • Five wooden picture frames (5×7 or 4×10) with photos of your favorite fishing trip memories.
  • Five small eyehooks.
  • Two quantity fishing bobbers.
  • Nails and hammer to attach pole to your mancave wall.


Step 1: After measuring space on your wall for your new décor, carefully thread the twine around the reel and through each loop on your pole, ending at the tip of pole. Tie the ends so they are clean.

Step 2: Attach varying sizes of twine to each loop on the fishing pole to hang your photos from, including two at the tip of the pole for your bobbers.

Step 3: Carefully attach eyehooks to the edge that is the “top” of each wooden frame.

Step 4: Tie twine to photo frame eyehooks and arrange placement of each photo. Telling a story in timeline style is nice, but not necessary.

Step 5: Hang your new photo display as a center piece and enjoy the memories!

Do you have an item (or a collection of items) that you are looking to recycle? Send a picture of your products over and I just might use them in a future project! Pictures should be emailed to awanamaker@townandcountrygazette.com. Please be sure to include your name and contact info.

SAVE $ on your project: If you’re looking for inexpensive pieces to use on your next craft, check out your local secondhand shop or antique store. You never know what you might find and haggling for a better price is much more acceptable with local retailers over the larger big box stores. As an added bonus, all items purchased at secondhand and antique stores guarantee you are helping the environment by recycling.


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