These DIY Polaroid Christmas ornaments make super easy DIY photo ornaments to add to your tree or give as gifts.
Today’s ornament is so ridiculously easy to make, I almost feel silly even posting about it!
But since it is such a fun little ornament, I just had to share.
And these days, Polaroids definitely count at vintage.
Luckily, there is no need to dig up a Polaroid camera and film to make these little ornaments.
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- Wooden Polaroid cutouts
- white paint – acrylic craft paint works great for that, but any white paint you have on hand will work
- paint brush
- photos printed on photo paper or cardstock
- clear tape or white craft glue – for attaching the photos to the Polaroids
- fishing line – for hanging the ornaments
How to Make Easy Polaroid Photo Christmas Ornaments
The key to why these are so stinking easy is this pack of little wooden Polaroid frames I found. Most of the work is already done for you!
This particular pack of wooden Polaroid shapes is no longer available, but these wooden Polaroids from Etsy look great and come in a wide range of sizes.
I painted each Polaroid frame white so it would look like the real thing.
Then I found a few photos I like of Christmases past and printed them on photo paper.
You can definitely use card stock if you prefer but I happened to have some photo paper on hand and like how the glossy finish gives it more of that authentic polaroid feel.
Trim your photo to fit the frame and then attach it to the back of the Polaroid frame.
I just used clear tape to attach my photos. This way, I can always change them out in the future if I choose. But if you want them to be more permanent, a bit of white craft glue should work well.
Finally, I used fishing line to hang these, again simply taping it to the back for a simple, modern look.
If these are a little plain for you, you could always add a few Christmas-y touches like a sprig of holly or a little bow. Or you could hang them with red and white baker’s twine instead of minimalist fishing line. I chose to leave mine unadorned because I like the simplicity of them.
Don’t forget to check out all of my fellow bloggers’ creative ornaments below! And you can see all of my own DIY Christmas ornament tutorials right here, including another set of beautiful DIY photo ornaments.
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