DIY Reusable Back to School Photo Frame

Send your kids back to school in style year after year with this colorful and customizable first day of school photo prop.

Related To:

Complete with a chalk board to let you change the grade, age or date, you take your annual first day of school photos to the next level with this cute and creative frame.

Get more HGTV

DIY Back-to-School Crayon Photo Frame 00:52

Document the first day of school with this colorful jumbo crayon frame made from a wreath form.

Materials

  • 18" cardboard wreath form
  • crayons (regular or jumbo)
  • glue gun and glue
  • white craft paint
  • black craft paint
  • paintbrush
  • chalkboard
  • chalk or chalk marker
  • wooden letters
  • 2 small metal handles
  • super glue
Back to school photo frame

Back to school photo frame

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Attach the Crayons

Start by using black craft paint to paint the wreath form, and begin arranging all of the crayons in rainbow order. Once the frame is dry, use a hot-glue gun to attach each crayon to the frame one at a time. Be sure to keep the bottom edges of each crayon in line with the inside edge of the frame.

Paint and Glue the Letters

Paint all of the wooden letters using the white craft paint, and then when they are dry, arrange them on the wreath form, adjusting layout and spacing as needed. Use the hot-glue gun to attach the wooden chalkboard and each of the letters to the crayons.

Attach the Handles

When the hot glue is dry, carefully flip the entire frame over. Then, cover the backs of the handles in super glue, and quickly place them on either side of the wreath form. Firmly press the handles onto the wood until they are stuck in place. Allow the glue to dry overnight, then you're ready to snap that perfect first day of school pic!

Keep Reading

Next Up

7 Back-to-School Crafts and Projects

Get into the spirit of the new school year with these great DIY projects.

20 Iridescent, Unicorn-Inspired School Supplies for Kids

Why weren't these around when we were in school?

Try This Clever First-Day-of-School Photo Idea You Can Use Year After Year

This easy-to-make future graduate shirt is a clever back-to-school photo op you can use year after year until your child graduates high school.

Back-to-School DIY: Easy Ways to Customize a Kid's Backpack

Let kids create a backpack that's truly unique and representative of who they are.

DIY Kid's Flamingo T-Shirt

Plain white tee no more! Sass up any run-of-the-mill top with a little paint and 3D pompom magic.

DIY Apple-Picking Tote Bag

Create a custom bag that's perfect for apple-picking adventures.

DIY Boo-Boo Buddies for All the Aches and Pains

Get rid of the ouch with kid-friendly ice packs that double as playful pals.

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Chalk Spray for Instant Summer Fun

This is one summer project your kids will actually want to do.

Masquerade Masks Made for Kids

What is a circus without some flair? Learn to create a papier-mache mask for your follies.

How to Make Paper Pinwheels

Use old book pages, flash cards, scrapbook paper or even sheet music to make these sweet pinwheels that can bring a festive, playful touch to parties and holidays. They're a snap to make so you can whip up an entire bouquet of them to display in flowerpots, baskets, buckets or pitchers.  

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.