Mother's Day DIY Gift Guide

Great DIY Mother’s Day Photo Gift Ideas

It’s almost Mother’s Day…so it’s time to think about gifts! We are strong believers that using photos in any gift adds that extra special, personal touch that you just can’t get from a box of chocolates. Here are some simple yet (we think..) awesome photo gift ideas for you to make this Mother’s Day.

The Photo Shelf Display:

Mothers day DIY - Gift Guide Mini Polaroid Style Snaps with Square Snaps

Self Supporting Mini Pola Snaps Display

This one is super easy, and will work well with any of our print sizes – yay for mini displays from mini people! All you need to do is print your favourite family photos, and attach the backs of the photos with a little bit of tape (or even washi tape – you know we love that), concertina and voila!

The Square Snaps Cube:

Mothers day DIY Gift Guide - Mini Polaroid Style Snaps with Square Snaps

Photo cube with original Square Snaps

Another cute and easy idea (which is also fun to put together) is this photo cube. This works especially well with our Original Squares! You can make your own in a couple of easy steps:

1. Arrange six of our snaps in a cross shape, as shown below, then flip this over so that the back of the images are facing upwards.

2. Fold all the images upwards, sticking the snaps together as you go. If you want to have a lid that will open be careful when sticking down the final snap.

Mothers day DIY Gift Guide Mini Polaroid Style Snaps with Square SnapsPhoto cube with original Square Snaps

Photo cube with original Square Snaps

Mothers day DIY Gift Guide Mini Polaroid Style Snaps with Square Snaps

Original Square Snaps Cube

The Photo Grid

This one can be a little more tricky but if you are fancy with Photoshop or are able to use grid-it style apps on your phone, you can make a display like below.

You can use our Mini Snaps, Original Square Snaps or our Super Snaps for this. Just remember the bigger you go the bigger the image has to be otherwise it will appear pixelated.

The Photo Grid - DIY Gift Photo ideas

Photo in a Jar:

This creation comes from Instagram, and we think it’s great. It’s super simple but also really personal – which your Mum will love! All you need is a jar (the size will depend on what you want to fill it with), and some of your Mum’s favourite things. Why not add her favourite chocolate bar, some jewellery or even an I.O.U book with captions like “I.O.U. 1 cup of tea” or “I will do the washing up”. Then put in a cute photo for that extra personal touch! You can use the Mini Polas for a small jar, or go crazy with our Super Snaps! Originally from @a_pinch_of_sunshine

DIY - Photo gift ideas- Square Snaps

@a_pinch_of_sunshine

Collage in a frame:

Mothers Day Mini Pola Snaps - DIY Photo gift ideas

Mothers Day Mini Pola Snaps

Show your Mum you care by creating a cute collage and putting it in a frame – that way she can display it all year round! We love the idea of printing out lots of family snaps and arranging them into a heart shape. Or, if you don’t want your photos printed individually, why not create a collage on your computer and then order a framed print from our sister site, Wall Snaps. Or, pick one favourite picture and print big!

With Wall Snaps you can add a personalised message, change the colour of the mount and have your gift delivered straight to your door!

We love the idea of printing recreated family photos and hanging them next to each other, like this:

Mothers day DIY Gift Guide Mini Polaroid Style Snaps with Square Snaps

Images from http://themetapicture.com/

Wrapping accessories:

Mothers day DIY Gift Guide Mini Polaroid Style Snaps with Square Snaps

Mother’s Day DIY Gift Guide

Add that extra bit of personalisation to your Mother’s Day gift – by adding a photo to your wrapping. One of our favourite ways to do this is to wrap your gift in brown parcel tape or put it in a simple box and grab one of our snaps. Then, make a small slit horizontally at the top and the bottom of your snap and thread a piece of ribbon through both of the cuts you’ve made (with the ribbon going behind the image). Tie your ribbon around the gift for a simple (but very effective) Mother’s Day wrapping idea! 

We hope you like our little tips and hints. Feel free to share with friends :-)

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