One thing I take with me absolutely everywhere I go is my Instax Mini 8 Polaroid Camera.
There’s something so dreamy and romantic about film and polaroid photos, and the Instax Mini 8 is so small and compact which makes it the perfect camera to take along on adventures with me.
On top of this it’s super easy to use, takes great pictures, and gives you that awesome polaroid quality without having to spend hundreds of dollars on a big, bulky polaroid camera.
Now if your polaroid obsession is as strong as mine is, you may come to realize that you’re finding photos in literally every corner of your room – that’s what happened to me and that’s when I got the idea for a simple DIY polaroid wall hanging!
I’m personally not a huge fan of picture frames, and if I do purchase a frame I’m very picky with them.
I’m much more of a tape pictures to my wall or hang them on a piece of twine with clothes pins type of girl, but this DIY wall hanging has become my new favorite way to display my polaroid pictures!
Follow my step-by-step guide below to make your very own polaroid wall hanging and add a personal touch to your home.
- Instax Mini 8 Polaroid Camera
- 12 inch wood dowel
- Invisible/see through string
- Polaroid photos
The first thing you’re going to want to do is choose the layout you want to hang your photos in. I laid mine out with the wooden dowel above them to get an idea of how far apart I wanted them to hang.
Important Note:I chose to do 3 rows of photos with 3 photos in each row, but the amount of photos you hang is entirely up to you!
Next take a ruler and pen and mark off on the wooden dowel where exactly you want to tie the string so that your pictures will hang an equal distance apart from each other.
One by one tie the strings onto the wooden dowel so that they cover the pen marks you made. Cut off the excess string as close to the knot as possible.
Then you’re going to want to pull the string down over the photos so you know how long you have to cut it so that all your photos will be ale to get taped onto the string. Repeat this until all your strings are cut to the correct length.
Flip your photos over and begin taping the string to the backs of each one.
Important Note:For this step you can choose to use a dab of crazy glue rather than tape. I used tape because I figured there’s less of a chance of ruining the photo and it also leaves me with the opportunity to swap out any of the photos for different ones if I decide to do so in the future.
The final step is to cut one more piece of string and tie it to each end of the wooden dowel so that it can be hung on your wall.
And that’s it – how easy was that!? This wall hanging is seriously so simple to create but it makes such a statement hanging on your wall, I absolutely love it!
Let me know in the comments below how your DIY polaroid wall hanging comes out and if you added any personal touches to it! I’d love to see photos too!