DIY Polaroid Pictures Without A Polaroid Camera
Updated: Jun 16
Decorating your bedroom wall with a string of lights and clipped Polaroid pictures is a trend these days. It brings in a whole new aesthetic vibe that makes you feel chic and fancy. But to get Polaroid pictures you need a Polaroid camera or a photo printer and most of us don't have access to those. So in this post, I will be showing you how you can super simply DIY Polaroid pictures!
What you'll need:
Transparent sticker paper (optional)
This tutorial is for a 10x7cm card with a 6x5cm photo allowance. You can make them to suit any size you prefer with a few easy adjustments.
Cut out the above shape from an A4 paper. Make sure you leave glue tabs as shown in the figure above. They are used to give the frame a smoother finished look so you can avoid using glue tabs if you don't want to.
Fold in the the inner glue tabs and stick them on as shown below.
Print the image you want to turn into a Polaroid picture. Recommended size: 7x6cm.
In this case, I've used a sketched girl for demonstration purposes. You can also stick on a piece of transparent sticker paper over it to get a more photo like effect.
Flip the image over and stick it onto the frame you made previously.
Now fold over the outer glue tabs as shown below and stick the right half of the frame onto it.
And we're done!