Wood DIY Photo Stand for Polaroids & More

Give your Polaroids the perfect home! This easy wood DIY Photo Stand tutorial creates a stylish display to showcase your instant photos.

DIY polaroid photos on the table - how to display polaroids

Capture the charm of your instant photos with a handcrafted display! We love that you all went crazy over our DIY wooden polaroid gift set tutorial. But there was just one little thing missing for them… a stand!

Gone are the days of bulky frames hiding the unique square format of Polaroids. This stand allows your instant photos to take center stage, their vintage vibes accentuated by the natural beauty of wood. Plus, it’s completely customizable! You can paint the stand to match your aesthetic or leave it natural for a classic look.

They’re perfect for showcasing your favorite Polaroids, photos or cards. Not only is it a breeze to make, but it also makes for the perfect desk additions, home decor trinkets or photo gift idea.

And the best part is this makes for an easy scrap wood project if you have any leftover wood to cleverly reuse.

Different wooden polaroid holder with photos- polaroid display ideas

Our Video Tutorial of a Quick DIY Photo Gift Idea from Wooden Polaroids

The polaroid frame portion is the same easy steps from which you can find right here. Once you have your wooden frames ready to go, you’re all set for making the displays.

And of course, you don’t have to use the wood frame. But we think it makes a nice pairing with the DIY photo stand.

Here’s a video tutorial for the DIY polaroid frame and the DIY photo stand.

DIY wooden polaroid stands | sugar and cloth

Materials and Tools Needed

DIY wooden polaroid stands | sugar and cloth

Steps to Make a Wood DIY Photo Stand

1 — Secure your wood block using clamps or a vice. This allows for your hands to a safe distance away from where you’ll be sawing.

2 — With your handsaw, create a thin groove on the base of the stand. Your photo will sit in this slot. The groove should be about a quarter of an inch deep and wide enough to hold your photo.

How to Make a Polaroid Display Stand

3 — Optional: Paint the sides of the the cube with different colors of your choice. Let everything dry completely.

Simply slide your Polaroids into the stand (or slot, if created) and enjoy your personalized photo display! You can arrange multiple stands together for a gallery effect or use them to decorate shelves, desks, or side tables. You can also display them on mantles, window sills, desks, counters, and dressers!

DIY wooden polaroid stands | sugar and cloth

Tutorial Notes and Tips

  • This project is easily adaptable. Use a larger piece of wood to create a stand for multiple photos or other types of instant prints.
  • If you want your photos to tilt back for better viewing, create slight angled grove.
  • Sand down any rough edges for a smooth finish if needed.
DIY wooden polaroid stands | sugar and cloth

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DIY Wooden Polaroid Displays

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5 from 2 votes
This easy wood DIY Photo Stand tutorial creates a stylish display to showcase your instant photos.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course DIY
Category Photos

Equipment

  • Hand saw
  • Woodwork vice
  • Foam brush optional

Materials

  • Wooden cube
  • Craft paint optional in color of choice

Video

Instructions

  • Secure your wood block using clamps or a vice. This allows for your hands to a safe distance away from where you’ll be sawing.
  • With your handsaw, create a thin groove on the base of the stand. Your photo will sit in this slot. The groove should be about a quarter of an inch deep and wide enough to hold your photo.
  • Optional: Paint the sides of the the cube with different colors of your choice. Let everything dry completely.
Cost: $8
KEYWORD: diy photo stand

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  7. Cutest tutorial ever! I want to make these now! What an adorable way to display photos. Thank you!

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  8. Love these! And the video is perfect. My 7 month old kept yelling with excitement and flapping her arms as we watched. Very helpful!