Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Polaroid Frame Ornament

Alright, Thanksgiving is over which means that it is officially acceptable to share Christmas projects, right? :) 

I love the retro look of Polaroids (remember my Polaroid Pendant?) so I thought that it would be fun to make a Polaroid ornament! I decided to make it a frame so that I could slip in a different picture each year. If you wanted to make this project even easier though, you could just crop a photo to a square, print it out, and cut it out with a thicker border on the bottom. If you like the frame idea though, scroll down for the details...

You can change the dimensions if you want but I made mine 3" wide x 3 3/4" tall. Cut two pieces of cardstock to this size and use an Exacto knife to cut a 2 1/2" square in one of them with a 1/4" border on the top and sides and 1" on the bottom. You can also print or write "merry Christmas on the bottom if you want. I printed mine in the Font Diner Swanky font.

Glue the pieces together just along the side edges and along the bottom starting about 1/4" below the window. Leave the top unglued. Allow the glue to dry.

Crop your photo down to a 2 1/2" square with a bit of a border so that it is just a bit bigger than the frame window. I gave mine a 1/8" border which made it a bit snug when sliding it into the frame but it also keeps it from sliding around.

Slide your photo into the frame through the top.

Glue a ribbon loop to the back and you are ready to hang it on your tree! I like the double thick cardstock because it has about the same feel of a real Polaroid pic. Since they are so lightweight and easy to put together they would also be a fun way to mail out photos in your Christmas cards! If you want something a little sturdier though, you could use really thin pieces of wood painted white.

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1 comment:

Bethany Lee said...

Love this ornament! Great job!