Last Christmas, my daughter received a Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant camera from her uncle. Since then, she has taken quite a few instant pictures of everything from her hamster, our dog, her stuffed animals, to random items in our house… She’s only 7 so there are no artistic photo masterpieces in there (and these are polaroid pics, which are famous for their horribly bad quality! 🙂 ), but she wanted a way to display her photos, so created a DIY Photo Display Frame for her to hang her favorite pics. I had a large picture frame from Target that I never used because I didn’t have any pictures that would fit the frame. So in my closet it has sat for the last 6 or so years. Well, I finally found a use for it, although it required a makeover to get the look I wanted!
Here’s the original frame I started with:
And here’s how it ended up after my redesign:
Here is how I created this DIY Polaroid Photo Display Frame:
DIY Photo Frame Tools and Supplies:
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|18×24 in Picture Frame||6″ Burlap Roll||Small Glitter Clothespins|
|Hot Glue Gun||Hot Glue Sticks||Picture Frame Corner Protectors (note that these are bronze, I used a silver set)|
|Dark Blue Yarn||Metallic Cobalt Blue Spray Paint||Satin White Spray Paint|
|“Memories” Chipboard Word (Hobby Lobby)||Laser Cut Wood Letters (Hobby Lobby)|
DIY Photo Frame Instructions:
- Gather all supplies and remove the backing and glass/plexiglass from the picture frame.
2. Spray paint the frame and backing with white paint.
3. Spray paint the “Memories” wording, and the laser cut letters to form the name on the bottom of the picture frame, with the Metallic Blue paint.
4. Using the hot glue gun, attach the “Memories” wording to the top center of the frame, and add the letters for the name to the bottom center of the frame.
5. Cut two strips of the 6″ burlap equal to the length of the picture frame backing and attach to the top and bottom of the backing using hot glue.
6. Once both pieces of burlap are attached, but three pieces of yarn equal to the length of the photo frame backing, and attach each end of the strings to the each end of the length of the backing board using hot glue. Ensure that each string is pulled fairly taught over the length of the board, and that there is enough room between the frame and the top string, and between the two lower strings to allow for the small clothes pins.
7. Cut off any excess yarn or burlap hanging off the edge of the backing board, and then attach the backing board to the photo frame. Hang the clothes pins on the yarn and then attach the pictures.
8. Hang on the wall, and you now have a super cute way for your child to display their photographic works of art!
Do you have any fun ways to display your children’s photography or artwork? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below! Happy building!