Instagram/Polaroid Style Photo Gift Tags

Capture some photos with your phone and turn them into the sweetest little gift tags this holiday season! Too often we snap away without ever printing our photos. This year, create a personalized touch to your gifts by simply printing them out. And if you use a mobile print studio, you'll have a stack of adorable photos at your doorstep ready to use within a week.

Instagram Polaroid Style Photo Gift Tags

What You Need

  1. Square shaped photos, printed either at home or by a mobile print studio (Artifact Uprising, Social Print Studio, Origrami, etc.)
  2. Fine Sharpie marker
  3. Hole Punch
  4. Scrap fabric, Ribbon, or String
  5. Washi Tape
  6. Small Clothespins


  1. Choose some photos you love. This project is based on square shaped photos from services like Instagram, but you can use any digital photos you have available. If you don't have photos on hand, snap a bunch of fun photos of your little ones, yourself, pet, etc. Have fun with it! Dress them in plaid, put them in their Christmas jammies, stick reindeer antlers on them, etc. If you want the Instagram/Polaroid style, I recommend using a mobile print studio that offers that template.

  2. After printing or receiving your photos, have fun writing little messages or pictures on the margins with your Sharpie marker. We chose a print template that had a larger margin to make this easier.


  3. Hole punch the ones that you'd like to string onto gifts, then attach to your gift with scrap fabric, ribbon, string, or even a clothespin.


  4. The recipient of your gift can also use these as ornaments to keep for future years to come.