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DIY Mini Wood Frame for FujiFilm Instax Mini Cameras

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I was provided with a Fujifilm Instax Mini 70. All opinions stated are my own.
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I wanted a way to display pictures from my FujiFilm Instax mini 70 but was having no luck so I decided to create an easy DIY mini wood frame myself. The project is easy and inexpensive! You can create a few different ones from 2 piece of wood (which I picked up at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores). The best part is that you can customize it however you want. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a stencil to paint my saying on but you can also use vinyl on it to remove and change up the phrases whenever you want.

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Supplies:

  • 1/2 x 3 x 24″ craft board (from Lowe’s)
  • 3/8 x 6 x 24″ craft board (from Lowe’s)
  • Clips (from Michael’s Craft Store)
  • Wood glue
  • Wood stain, your choice of color
  • Foam brush
  • Arcylic paint
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Stencil material
  • Spouncer
  • 1 Small Screw (and Screwdriver)
  • Sandpaper (optional)

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You want to measure and cut the wider piece to be 7 3/8 inches (this would be the frame holding your picture) and the skinnier piece to 8 inches. You can cut the remainder to make additional frames (totally up to you). I used sandpaper to smooth my edges. I wiped it with a damp cloth to remove any dust. Once it was dry I started putting on my stain. I used a foam brush to brush it on and an old cloth rag to remove it. I actually did 2 coats (with about 2-3 hours in between coats) since I wanted a rich espresso color. While it was drying I went to the Silhouette store to find the word I wanted to put on my wood piece. I found “LOVE” in my gallery and thought it would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. Using my stencil material, I cut it with my Silhouette machine.

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With my stencil all cut out, I grabbed a small spouncer and applied the white acrylic paint. I allowed that to dry.

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Next I screwed the clips to the center of the board with a small screw. Side note: I actually spray painted the clip and screw that I wanted to use so that they match. Once it was in place I added the wood glue to the bottom of my bigger board and glued it to the smaller piece. Allow plenty of time to dry!

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Once it is completely dry, clip on your favorite Instax picture or use a small picture! You can change up the picture as much as you want, love that! 

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If you have any questions, just let me know! I added all the products I used below!

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  • Reply Sherry Fram

    Love this project! I got my 6 y/o granddaughter one of the cameras for Christmas & she loves it. This is a project we can do together to show off her photos. Thanks for posting it!

    January 31, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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