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.

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.

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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!

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