Back to school is fast approaching for us, and I always try to get first day of school pictures of each of my boys before I send them off. Sometimes I’m really prepared and have a printable sign for them to hold…other times, I quickly snap a pic with my cell phone and hope for the best. But, then I have mom guilt and feel bad because there isn’t a whole lot of fanfare and hoopla about their first day of school. No matter which type of photo I get they will look great displayed on this DIY back to school picture holder.
This year, I’m prepared though, even if I don’t have printable signs for them to hold! I was wandering through the Target Dollar Spot, as one does, and I saw these cute little chalkboard blocks. A dozen for just $3, so into my cart they went. Next, I hopped onto Amazon and picked up a package of picture clips, and in two days, I was ready to make some cute first day of school picture holders.
Chalkboard blocks (ABC blocks would work too!)
Picture of your kiddo
To make the clip semi-centered, I taped the blocks from edge to edge one way, and then rotated the block and taped a different edge. This left me with just a small triangle of block showing on the top. The top of the triangle should be just about the center of the block.
Next, I drilled a hole about 1/4” into the center of the block.
Then, I added a little bit of E6000 to the end of the alligator clip, and stuck it into the hole.
I let it dry over night. Once it was dry I wrote down my kiddo’s name and grade level on the front of the block, and clipped a picture into the alligator clip.