DIY: Polaroid Display

May 13, 2013


Confession: These aren’t real polaroids. I made them using normal photos and notecards, then I strung them across a canvas. If you’d like to try making this yourself, here’s what you’ll need:


  • b&w photos
  • notecards (any size should be fine)
  • clothespins
  • string
  • glue/sticky tack
  • canvas
  • paint (optional)


1. create the polaroids by cutting your photos into squares and gluing them into the backs of notecards, then trim the notecards to fit the photos // 2. if you want your canvas to be a different color, now would be the time to paint it // 3. tie strings around the canvas for your polaroids to hang from – you might need to glue the strings down in the back if you can’t tie them tight enough // 4. clip the photos onto the string with the clothespins – I used some sticky tack to keep the clothespin in place and not weigh the string down too much


Add some cute sentiments on your faux polaroids and you’re good to go!

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Emily said...

I've been looking for ways to decorate with polaroids lately, after discovering, which turns your pictures into polaroids. This is super cute!

Mandy Beyeler said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!

Bethany said...

So cute! Love the color, too!

Melanie {Reasons To Skip The Housework} said...

So cute! I love that they LOOK like Polaroids! I've pinned this to my large group board...hoping it will bring you some traffic! Thank you for linking up at The Weekly Creative!

Melanie {Reasons To Skip The Housework}

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Super cute, love this idea!

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

What a fun display! Love it!
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Crystelle Boutique said...

What a fun and spunky decor item! I love the photo's and the fake Polaroid idea! So fun that you added little marker comments! Has anyone told you today how creative you are?

hugs xx Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Craftivity Designs said...

Fun & Simple! Love it :)
- Lora

Debra Hawkins said...

I featured these here:

Sarah Lashbrook said...

I love the idea of making your own polaroids by cutting photos into square and mounting them on cardstock! ...or you could use Instagrams. Fabulous!

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sinta maharani said...

although seem ancient Polaroid preferred cara mengatasi gatal pada keputihan than digital photos