DIY Wooden Polaroid Gift Set — These DIY Wooden Polaroid Gift Sets are simple and inexpensive and great for displaying or preserving those perfect memories.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
52 thoughts on “DIY Wooden Polaroid Gift Set”
Cute gift idea. Where did you get the wooden photo frames?
We absolutely love this Polaroid gift set! It’s been featured in our lastest blog post
10+ Stylish DIY Gifts for Fathers Day!
Keep up your (very,very) creative posts!
thanks for sharing your tutorial! i set a link and hope you agree.
best wishes, doro von Hand zu Hand
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!
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
Oooh, I loooove the wooden frames. Such a cute idea <3
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! :)
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).
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!
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. :(
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.
This is a really great idea. I love finishing it off in that cute orange gift box.
Thank you, Rachel!
Love it, very original! You are so talented!
Oh my goodness, thanks so much Constance! xo
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.
I love the garland idea, Lisa!
Where did you get the frames? I can’t find them anywhere!
Just discovered your blog, love it! just gave it a follow on Bloglovin, thanks! meabh
thanks so much! xoxo
These are AWESOME Ash! Definitely doing this for Jeff!
This is such a cute idea! I think I need to make a set for myself;)
How cute! Polaroids are such a novelty these days.
These picture magnets out do any magnets I have ever seen on a frig!!!
Funny story about your dad, lol…
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?
I’m sure they can! I just printed my from home on my computer using photoshop
so cute! might try this myself- always love making a little handmade present for anniversary or valentines day!
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that is a really cool idea..
Ooh, I LOVE this idea! They look super classy yet personal. Totally going to make some!
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!!
Yes, these would be perfect!
So cute! And easy! I think I’m going to make some for myself. :-)
Such a fun idea!
Such a cute idea! I love finding new ways to use photos!
this is a fantastic idea!! i can’t wait to make them! xo
Love this idea! :)