DIY Polaroid Photo Box Gift Set

DIY Wooden Polaroid Gift Set — These DIY Wooden Polaroid Gift Sets are simple and inexpensive and great for displaying or preserving those perfect memories. 

DIY wooden polaroid gift set for Valentine's Day


One time I made my dad a refrigerator magnet out of oven bake clay in the shape of his truck with a stick figure of him as the driver and our dog in the back.

The funny thing is our dog never rode in the back of my dad’s truck. I made his body twelve different colors. And had my dad wearing bib overalls which he doesn’t even own.

I don’t mean to brag, but clearly I’ve been an aspiring artist from a young age. Hah! However, modern day guys should get a Valentine’s gift that’s a little better suited than oven bake clay, am I right?

These DIY wooden polaroids sets are simple, inexpensive and a homemade gift your guy might not secretly want to throw away.

You can personalize them by making them into magnets, writing love notes at the bottom, or just filling them with your favorite memories together.

Either way, it’s gotta be better than my magnetic truck!

DIY wooden polaroid gift set for Valentine's Day

Materials Needed To Make A DIY Wooden Polaroid Gift Set

Wooden polaroid frames — I also love this custom personalized frames, unfinished frames, heart shaped designs and fun captions

Tacky glue

Personal photos — Trimmed at about 2 3/4″  x 2 1/4″ to mimic a polaroid.


Gift box — To hold your photos

Optional: Mini circle magnets — If you want the option to hang them on the fridge

DIY wooden polaroid gift set for Valentine's Day

How To Make A DIY Wooden Polaroid Gift Set

Print out your photos on matte photo paper. The size depends on the frame that you use.

Spread tacky glue on one side of a wooden polaroid frame. Position the frame over the photo and press firmly on all corners. 

DIY wooden polaroid gift set for Valentine's Day

Next, cut any excess paper around the outside of the frame.

If you want to turn them into magnets, you can glue a magnet onto the back of the photo on the bottom part where the wooden edge is thickest.

Write little notes from your adventures at the bottom, package them in a box, and they’re ready for gifting!DIY wooden polaroid gift set for Valentine's Day

DIY wooden polaroid gift set for Valentine's Day



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  16. love it!
    thanks for sharing your tutorial! i set a link and hope you agree.

    best wishes, doro von Hand zu Hand

  17. Help! I love these but haven’t been able to find them at Michaels or anywhere to buy. Any suggestions? The link you provided isn’t working. Thanks!

  18. Hey! This DIY looks adorable. I want to make some for a friend. You wouldn’t happen to see at link on their website would you? x

  19. I am totally looking for these frames at Michaels when I’m there this weekend! I love this so much! Just pinned and followed you all over! :)

  20. Love this idea! It would be really cool if you made holiday versions of these polaroid magnets to hang up during that holiday season (like Christmas and Halloween).

  21. Hi Ashley! Totally obsessed with these and I’ve gone crazy making a ton. But quick question! Where did you find that perfect sized box?? I was hoping my local PaperSource would have something similar and they didn’t…

    Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  22. LOVE these! Was hoping to make them, but I just went to a Michael’s here in Columbus, OH and they don’t carry them. :(

  23. I love these!!!! The closest Michael’s is 2 hours from me :-( But rumor is my town is getting one soon! Hope they have these when we do.

  24. These are perfect! I have those exact wooden Polaroid frames sitting on my shelf, just waiting for the right project. I think they’d make an awesome garland, too–would be a fun way to dress up my hubby’s cubicle at work, without making it too girly.

    Lisa :)

  25. I’m definitely making these! What’s a good way to print some pictures in that size? Will a photo center at Walgreens or CVS do them?

  26. so cute! might try this myself- always love making a little handmade present for anniversary or valentines day!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!

  27. definitely doing these! My sister moved away for a job, and loves photos!!! She will be so happy to get these in the mail :) Love your blog!!