Every mom I know has hundreds, if not thousands, of photos of their family and kids saved on their phone. We capture memories, but they live on our devices and in the cloud. We don’t often get the chance to display those sweet memories in our homes. With Mixtiles, it’s super easy to turn your digital photos into wall art with the click of a button.
What Are Mixtiles?
Mixtiles were created to make printing and hanging your photos easier and more accessible. Simply download the Mixtiles app and select the photos you want to print as 8×8 wall art. You can choose from 5 different styles of frames.
When the photo tiles arrive, you simply peel off the backing and use the adhesive backing to stick the photos to your walls. The adhesive won’t destroy your walls or leave marks, and they are easy to move around. No hammer and nails required! Mixtiles cost $11 each and are 8×8 inches.
My Mixtiles Review
Ever since my husband and I got married almost 10 years ago, we’ve always rented our homes. In fact, we have lived in 6 different rental homes in our 9 years together. Because of the short duration at each property, we have avoided printing, framing, and displaying our pictures.
We’re about to have our 4th child, AND we love to travel as a family. As you can imagine, I have over 6,000 photos saved to my phone that I would love to put up around the house. I just never get around to it because, frankly, it can be expensive and kind of a pain, especially when you’re renting.
I’ve been wanting to set up a travel-themed gallery wall with photos of our family travels for a long time now. When I heard about Mixtiles, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to get started!
The Ordering Process
The first step is to download the Mixtiles app and select your photos. The entire process was super easy and intuitive. In fact, the hardest thing about ordering our Mixtiles was choosing which photos to print.
The app connects to the photos on your phone, and you can access any of the folders to which you’ve saved pictures. I scrolled through my Favorites folder on my iPhone and quickly found some perfect candidates to print for our travel wall.
Next, you choose the style of frame you want for your photos. The five different styles – clean, ever, bold, classic, and edge – can fit whatever decor style you have in your home. They are simple and beautiful!
Checkout is simple and no-nonsense. Mixtiles always offers free shipping, unless you want to choose express shipping! I will note that if you do have a discount code, you must enter that before the checkout process. Simply click the icon with 3 lines in the upper right corner and hit “Add Promo Code” before you check out.
Our Mixtiles arrived within a few days of ordering, and we were pleasantly surprised with how high-quality the photos were. Each tile is so lightweight, so I could already tell it was going to be so simple to put them up on the walls!
The box came with a simple instruction card to help facilitate the process. It was reassuring to see that hanging the Mixtiles was as simple as 1, 2, 3. We didn’t need anything to put them up – no hammer, nails, or special tools. Just a blank wall to fill with happy memories!
Hanging the Mixtiles
Hanging the Mixtiles really was as easy as the instruction card claimed! The adhesive didn’t seem that sticky to the touch, but just gently pressing the top of the Mixtiles held them in place with no issues. They were so lightweight that even at 9 months pregnant I had no problem reaching up high to put them exactly where I wanted them.
After setting them up the first time, we realized we didn’t like how far apart we had placed them, but it only took a minute or two to adjust them. There was no damage to the wall or paint, and the tiles stuck to the wall just as well after moving them.
We ended up loving the final result! The Mixtiles really brightened up our entryway with bright colors and family travel memories. It was the perfect way to show my family how much I love and appreciate them this Valentines Day. Now every time we walk past our travel gallery wall, we can’t help but smile and remember our favorite trips over the past few years.
I would highly recommend gifting Mixtiles to any mom that loves taking pictures of her family this Valentine’s Day. It will show her that the time and effort she puts into preserving memories does not go unnoticed. This would also make a great gift from moms to their spouse or entire family. It’s a lovely surprise to show how much you cherish your family.
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