3 ways to make Polaroid Frames for inexpensive (but fun!) party favours!Some people say, polaroids are outdated and photo booths are on their way out. But, I’m definitely not one of those people! I think they are incredibly fun. And get a thrill out of, seeing my goofy face in a white frame. There’s just something about instant photos that really appeals to me. So, it’s not odd that we had them for party favours, at a party recently. Upcycling them, with frames. Here, are the designs we tried out! Which one do you like best?

PS: This wasn’t a very complex DIY. And, that was completely, on purpose. It’s simple enough to make 2 of each design. But, when you have to make a 100 – the difficulty level goes up a lot. You should definitely keep that in mind when making these return gifts. If you would rather order them, let us know.

3 ways to make Polaroid Frames for inexpensive (but fun!) party favours!

Time taken: 10 minutes per frame

Budget: Low

Materials:

  • Thick double sided paper (we got the glossy kind, to avoid decorating a lot)
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Colored Tape/ Washi Tape
  • Crafts Knife/ Cutter / Scissors
  • Gold Marker (optional)
  • Cutouts (optional)

3 ways to make Polaroid Frames for inexpensive (but fun!) party favours!

Steps for Frame #1:

  1. Cut a rectangle measuring 14 x 21 cms.
  2. Fold the bottom 4 cms upwards and apply double sided tape on the edges of the fold inside.
  3. Before pasting the bottom fold, add wash tape on the edges of the frame.
  4. Paste the bottom half and add cutouts (maple leaves for fall! Cute, aren’t they?)
  5. Slide in polaroids, to check if they fit well.

3 ways to make Polaroid Frames for inexpensive (but fun!) party favours!

Steps for polaroid frame #2:

  1. Cut out rectangle measuring 21 x 18 cms
  2. Draw out the space for the polaroid in the centre of the paper and draw 3 cms across each edge.
  3. Add layers of tape on the sides to give some finish.
  4. Cut over the lines made earlier, making spaces to slide the photo in.

3 ways to make Polaroid Frames for inexpensive (but fun!) party favours!

Steps for Frame #3:

  1. Cut thick paper in a rectangle measuring 29 x 21 cms and fold it in half.
  2. Draw out the space for the polaroid, 2.5 cms from the top of frame, on the right side. Fold the bottom 3 cms upwards
  3. Cut out the frame drawn and the fold on the right side.
  4. Paste the edges of the flap on the left side.
  5. Use tape over the edges of the frame (inside and out) and on the flap folded upwards.
  6. If you like, you can add some gold details to the tape, with a marker.

3 ways to make Polaroid Frames for inexpensive (but fun!) party favours!

I would be excited to get this, as a party favour. Would you? Which one do you like?