DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor!

DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor!Polaroids. Probably one of the trendiest things right now. But, I can honestly say, though- that I liked them way, way back before when they weren’t given so much importance. In fact, let me tell you a true little story: when I was going to turn ten years, I begged and begged to get a polaroid camera for my birthday. And I did! I was so happy and it was fun just clicking away and seeing the result. Then, while moving across continents, somehow the camera got lost. 🙁

Last week, I found some old (taken 11 years ago!) snaps I had taken, tucked in some albums- and got inspired to create a little DIY which is all about..polaroids!

You can use these polaroids as coasters or wall decor. Read on to get the deets:DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor! get the tutorial at surelysimple.com

To make these DIY polaroid coasters and wall decor, you need:

DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor! get the tutorial at surelysimple.com

DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor! get the tutorial at surelysimple.com

white foam sheet// heavy cardstock// pictures (I used magazines- but you can always use photos, or print out specific ones)// scissors// mod podge (or homemade mod podge! details below!) // glue // a pencil to mark // a sponge or a brush to apply glue // clothespins and string for wall hanging

Steps:

1// On the foam and the cardstock, cut out 6 rectangles. I traced an old polaroid snap, but if you don’t have one on you, it’s alright. Just make the rectangles 4×5′ for the old rectangle classic shape.

DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor! get the tutorial at surelysimple.com

2// Stick the foam on the cardstock to make your polaroid base.

3// Now, choose pictures from magazines and trim them to the inner photo size. I used a ruler to measure them: and the dimensions I used were 8cm x 8.2 cm.

4// Glue the pictures in place. Wait for them to dry a bit.

DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor! get the tutorial at surelysimple.com

(while drying)

4// Varnish them using a sponge/brush with mod mode or homemade mod podge! 

HOMEMADE MOD PODGE- since I didn’t have mod podge at home today, I thought I’d just make some on my own. It’s really simple- just take 1 cup of glue and mix 1/3 cup of water- voila! 

DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor! get the tutorial at surelysimple.com DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor! get the tutorial at surelysimple.com

Now, basically you’re all set to use ’em as coasters-

DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor!

As coasters, if you want to make these more durable, I suggest you laminate them for an added touch.

DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor! get the tutorial at surelysimple.com

And you can also switch things up in your wall decoration by attaching the polaroids with clothespins on string to make a pretty polaroid wall hanging!

DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor! get the tutorial at surelysimple.com DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor! get the tutorial at surelysimple.com

These will also be such a pretty gift for someone with a dorm room! If you have any friends/siblings/ anyone you know moving to their very own room, giving them a personalized set of polaroids makes for such an authentic gift!

DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor!I think I may have just fallen in love with polaroids again! Maybe this Christmas, I think I know what I’m going to wish for! xo, Aaria

DIY Polaroid Coasters and Wall Decor!

PS- If you try your hand at making these, be sure to tag #surelysimple or #mysurelysimple on Instagram/ Twitter/ Pinterest. I’d love to see what you come up with! 

PPS- So, what’s your opinion on polaroids? Tell me in the comments below!