Nothing spruces up a wall like a photo montage, but who wants to deal with the hassle of framing a bunch of individual photos, then getting them spaced and hung exactly right?
Better option: Get a custom-printed photo wallpaper, one you can just stick up on the wall for instant awesomeness.
Like this: For a limited time, WeMontage is offering Cheapskate readers a 30-percent discount on any custom photo montage. Just use coupon code cheapskate at checkout! (This code expires Wed., June 10.)
All you do is upload a smattering of your favorite photos, choose the wallpaper size you want, then inspect the automatically generated montage. You can drag photos to different spots if you like, or click Smart Shuffle to instantly get another layout. You can upload from your smartphone as well as your PC; the site's upload tool is mobile-optimized.
WeMontage offers a variety of size options, from 3 by 2 foot all the way up to 6 by 2 foot, with custom sizes available as well. With the coupon code, you could get the smallest WeMontage for just $42, while the ginormous 6 by 2 foot landscape would run you $84. Considering what it would typically cost to print and frame just a couple photos, that's a seriously solid deal.
What I especially like is that your montage is printed on a cotton fabric that you simply peel and stick to your wall. It's also easily removable, though according to the FAQ page, some of the stickiness will be lost -- something to consider if you're looking to relocate it. (You could always use some 3M Command strips or the like to help with second applications.)
Needless to say, something like this would be ideal for showcasing baby photos, wedding photos, graduation day, a special birthday, a family vacation and so on. Indeed, I'm just getting ready to order one for Cheapskate Jr's upcoming bar mitzvah.
So to this deal I say, "Oui! Montage!" (See what I did there?)
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