Friday, August 26, 2016

school photo frames

I love looking over my Facebook feed the last week or two in August to see all the fun back-to-school photos. Every year I do the same--make my kiddos pose for a photo on the first day of school. It's fun to look back over the years at all the "first day" photos to see how much they've changed.


Then, of course, shortly after that it's picture day and all the school photos and order forms start coming home. What do you do with all the fun school pictures of your kids or grandkids? Why not make easy photo frames for them and display them in your home!



These are the photos I took of my girls on their first day of school. It was simple to make paper photo frames for them with my new Frame Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers. I wanted to create Polaroid style frames, so I trimmed two identical pieces of kraft cardstock the same size as my photos, adding about 1/2 inch to the length.


I used one piece of cardstock for the frames, and one piece to back my photos. I simply rounded the corners of the backing to match the frames. For a video tutorial on how this awesome tool works, CLICK HERE.


Once I assembled my photos and frames, I added text to some mini tags with my Typecast typewriter and then adhered the tags to the bottom of my photo frames. I finished them off with some gold shaped paper clips for a fun look.


I secured mine to a framed display board with washi tape, but you could also add magnetic tape to the back and hang them on your fridge or a chalkboard, or pin them to a corkboard.

However you like to display your photos, adding an easy paper photo frame will give them a darling finished look. It's so much fun to have those favorite school photos looking cute and out on display in your home.

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