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Mother's Day DIY Photo Collage

By Teresa Ann Moon May 9, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mamas out there!

I’ve partnered with Polaroid today to share this fun little Mother’s Day DIY! It’s super easy – I simply arranged little photos of my daughter into a heart shape and put them in a frame. There are a ton of different creative ways to make it your own! And if your kids are old enough, you can make it a fun family project!

I hope it inspires you to do a fun little project for Mother’s Day! If you try it, I’d love to see how it comes out!

Mother's Day DIY Photo Collage

Gather Your Supplies

You’ll need: Photos; Background (paper, canvas, etc.);  Frame (optional).

Firstly, decide how you want to print your photos. I’m printing them myself & featuring the Polaroid Mint instant digital pocket printer!  If you don’t have a portable printer, you can print them on your home printer, or order them online!

Then choose what to use to display them. I chose to use an unused 16x22in frame I had lying around. Then for the background, I decided to just use the back of the print that came in the frame. Some other fun ideas are a blank canvas, a piece of wood, or a cork board!

Plan Out Your Design

If you’re printing at home, arrange your photo paper onto your background into the exact shape you want, that way you know exactly how many photos to print. (TIP- snap a quick photo of it so you can reassemble the exact shape later!) I chose a heart shape, but if you’re doing it with your kids you can simply do a circle or a square, or even a fun shape like a butterfly!

If you’re ordering your photos, skip this step for now & do it later once you have your photos. (Assume you’ll need 24-30 photos if you’re doing a similar shape to mine – which used twenty-four 2x3in. photos.)

Blank draft of Mother's Day DIY Photo Collage

Choose Your Photos!

I created a specific album on my phone, then started scrolling, saving my favorites into the album along the way. After I finished, I had saved over 60 photos, but I only needed 24, so I went back to the album and narrowed it down to 30, so I had extra just in case I needed them.

This was the best part of the entire project, I loved reminiscing over all my old photos with my husband!

Author selecting photos for the DIY collage

Print Your Photos!

I printed my photos straight from my phone on the Polaroid Mint instant pocket printer using their iPhone app (don’t worry, they also have one for Android users, too!). It was seriously so easy! The printer is smaller than my actual phone and it’s so portable, it’s really cool!

If you’re ordering your prints, make sure to order extra, just in case! They are only a few cents each, and you can give away the extras to family & friends! :-)

Author printing selected photos using the Polaroind Mint Instant Digital Pocket Printer

Assemble Your Collage

I referred back to the photo I took of my original design, and then simply stuck the photos onto my background!  The Polaroid photo paper has a sticky back and makes it really easy! You can also use tape if your photos don’t have the sticky back.

I also wrote the date on the back of my collage, so we will always remember when it was made!

Author assembling printed photos into a heart shape

I just love how it looks in my home. It’s such a special keepsake!

Thank you to Polaroid for collaborating with me on this Mother’s Day DIY! If you’d like to see more of their DIY projects, check out their blog here.

Finished heart-shaped Mother's Day DIY Photo Collage framed and hung on a blue wall next to a guitar and bookshelf

Want to try this for yourself?

Celebrate Mother's Day by creating you very own photo collage with the Polaroid Mint Pocket Printer, now available on Amazon. It comes in five vibrant colors, is compatible with ZINK Zero Ink Paper 2x3”, and the app is available for iOS & Android devices.

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