Who’s ready for back to school? It will be here soon! These Apple Paper Photo Frames are a great way to showcase those adorable back to school photos, too! And it comes with a Free Paper Frame Template so folding and creating is easy.
These frames are simple to make with just a few cuts and folds. Depending on the paper used, they can be glue free, too. The thinnest paper available is best to make them no glue. Like a thin colored printer paper. If you go with normal construction paper you’ll most likely need to glue the flaps down. I wouldn’t recommend cardstock for this project.
Looking for more fun back to school ideas? Be sure to check out our Jumbo Craft Stick Pencil Craft, Craft Stick Chalkboard Easel, our DIY Cardboard Roll Desk Cubby, and our Yarn Wrapped Cardboard Pencil Craft.
To make our Apple Paper Photo Frames you will need our Paper Frame Template, red and green colored paper, gold glitter clothespins, and scissors. A glue stick may also be needed.
Make these Paper Photo Frames
- Paper Frame Template
- Colored paper – red, green
- Gold glitter clothespins
- Glue stick
The frame template is transparent so you can either print it on the color paper of your choice, cut out, and follow the lines to fold.
Or print on white paper and trace around the color paper of choice as shown. This way can be useful if you’re making more than one frame, as we were.
After tracing on your paper, cut out around the outside line.
Then fold the flaps as shown.
Once you have the main fold of the flaps, fold the flaps in half down to the main fold line.
Then fold over to make your frame. Crease the lines to help them stay in place.
Open one side of the frame and insert the photo.
Cut a simple leaf shape out of green paper.
Clip the top of the frame with the clothespin. Also make sure the clothespin is holding the photo, as well, especially if not using glue.
Clip the leaf in the clothespin, too.
Red or green is just as sweet for the apple of your eye.
These frames are just perfect for those first day of school pics, but make a great fall frame, as well. We have more great ideas, too, just check out all of our back to school crafts at Our Kid Things!