DIY Wooden Frames for Back To School Photos

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seattle’s Best Coffee. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

I made these adorable wooden frames with M to hang his back-to-school photos in his room. I thought it’s a really sweet way to remind him of his best first day of school ever! He also really enjoyed bonding with me while crafting them.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

The back-to-school season can be one of the most hectic for moms like me. With M home all day,  and lots of shopping, prepping, decision-making and car pool arranging to do, Seattle’s Best Coffee helps me nail all these tasks.

To help make the first day of school the best day for mom and kid, Seattle’s Best Coffee created the Best Day List – a suite of free printables!

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

You’ll find recipes to go with your coffee, lunch box notes, a cool apple craft, and even a coupon to help you save on your coffee!

You’ll also find these adorable photo props – perfect for taking first day photos – or for using in these wooden frames!

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

A cool alternative to this craft  is to frame your first day questionnaire! If your child can read, this is an awesome way to help them remember how they felt on the first day of school.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

For me, starting the year off right means the perfect cup of coffee! I sometimes need to be reminded to care for myself, but coffee is the one area where I won’t compromise! Seattle’s Best Coffee® offers me a smoother, premium flavor at an affordable price – it only costs a little more.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

Have fun taking your first day photos! Let your child dress up a little – if he or she wants to! Decorate a crown, jump, dance, loosen up. It’s a  great way to start the first day on a fun note.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

The free printable photo props we got from Seattle’s Best Coffee were so cute that M wanted to hang it right up in his room. I thought it would be sweet to add the photos that we took without props to them.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

M made his frame with craft sticks, so we printed a smaller photo using one of the props.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

He is so proud to have these back to school wooden frames hanging in his room!  Seattle’s Best Coffee® has truly helped me create an amazing first day of school experience for him and create some valuable memories.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

What you need to make DIY wooden frames for your back to school photos:

  • First day of school photos, printed out.
  • Optional: your favorite photo prop.
  • For the grown-up version: four thinner and two thicker dowels
  • For the kid version: Two wide and four regular craft sticks
  • Optional: paint – we used watercolors
  • White cotton twine
  • Hot glue gun (adults only) OR school glue
  • Yellow origami paper

How to make some DIY wooden frames to remember the best day ever!

Prep a cup of Seattle’s Best Coffee® and start crafting!

1. Measure and mark the placement of your dowels so that it fits your printed prop.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

2. (Adults only) Use hot glue to attach them together.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

3. To add a nautical twist (since it’s a pirate, right?) I wrapped some white bakers twine around the corners a few times and tied it off in the back.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

4. Make your hanger: cut six strands about nine inches long and knot them together at the top.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

5. Attach your hanger to the two top corners. Wrap it around the corners so that it forms an X in the front and knot it off in the back.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

6. For the kid version, we used craft sticks hot glued (by an adult) together. Your child can do it alone if you use plain school glue – it just needs time to dry. M painted it using watercolors (blue for water – his idea!!)  I hot glued a simple hanger made of twine to the back.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

7. If you want to embellish it with a back to school theme, make some origami school buses!

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

8. Glue on your school buses.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

9. If you’re doing a full frame, just tape or glue your back to school photo (using your Best Day photo props, of course) onto the back of the frame.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

10. And if you want to incorporate the photo props into your frame, you can do that too! Just remove the cut-outs by cutting on the dashed lines. And then tape your photos (make sure that they are larger than the holes, which vary in size) to the back.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

11. (Adults only) place a hanger on the wall. And now even your child can help by placing it onto the hanger!

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

M is SO proud of his Best Day memory that he created – and he loves that “Mommy’s project” is hanging next to his! We placed it in his bedroom, where he can remember the first day of school every morning when he wakes up.

Make these fun DIY wooden frames for your back to school pictures! What a cool way to preserve the first day of school memories with a mommy-and-me craft session! This school bus paper craft for kids is super easy.

How do you make the first day of school the best day? And how do you preserve that memory? Comment below! And don’t forget to download your Best Day List and coupon here!

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