Hello Again !
Today I'm back for a simple DIY that I think you will enjoy. I am going to show you how to make a picture garland with polaroid camera edges. WITHOUT needing to have an actual polaroid camera!
The beautiful thing about this project is it is quite simple and it doesn't require any special material. I too know how annoying it can be to run out to the craft store for some special item just to make one diy project. So I've made this DIY simple for all!
Doesn't it just look lovely ? It can fit any room or place it's perfect.
- White Paper (Copy Paper will work nicely)
- Ribbon or String (I ran out of mine so I just showed the packaging)
- Push Pins
Rip out multiple pages from your magazine that you will want to use. Then cut out the image (its easiest if its a square or rectangle) Then add a bit of tape to the back of the image like so:
(Didn't even notice there was someone's legs on the back of my image until now hahaha)
Then place your image with the tape on the back on your copy paper. I like placing it on the top right or left so that one corner is already cut. I'm not lazy I'm just making my life easier :)
Now Here's the important part. To make it seem like its a polaroid picture we need to cut out a frame that resembles a polaroid and you achieve this by cutting like such: (the dotted lines is where you would cut I just added them in for the picture normally you would add that in) It's simply wider on the bottom and narrower on the sides.
( Also note how my corner aren't "perfect" if anything it adds more character so don't worry if yours are messy as well)
After you've cut it out it should look like this:
Then simply hang it onto your string using a clothespin. I like hanging it on the outer edge to allow the image to show as much as possible.
And this is what my finished garland looked like:
Now here's the nice thing with this diy there are endless options and possibilities. But I'm going to give you my advice ( for extra help)
- Picking a color theme will make the garland seem more unified, personally I choose pastels which worked well with the color of my string
- Make sure the string is super tight so that it will hold the clothespins
- Don't worry about perfection
Lastly I would like to say that this is just a starting point. You can take it various directions to make it your own such as painting the clothespins or changing the color of ribbon.
Explore and have fun with this project.
If you end up recreating it please let me know by posting it on your blog or letting me know in the comments down below.
Thanks for reading!