Use Your Index Photos: Simple Back to School Craft Idea

by Lain Ehmann on August 25, 2011

Earlier this week I promised a short tutorial on a fun back to school craft idea you could do with those cute index photos you get every time you order pictures online. Grab a few index prints with family photos in them, and come back over here:

I have a little one starting first grade next week, and I wanted to do something to send in her lunchbox each day the first week of school so she’ll know I’m thinking of her…  because I will be!

So I sat down, grabbed some bits of this and that, and came up with these little cuties:

Here’s what you need:

-A tag punch (you could also use a circle or square punch)

-A photo index sheet (you know, the one with the small thumbnails of your pictures)

-Scraps of cardstock

-Scraps of ribbon

-Heart stickers (you could hand-draw or stamp them if you don’t have stickers)

-Rub-ons (you can write a little message instead)

-Glue dots

Here’s what you do:

First, punch a bunch of tags. I used whatever scraps of cardstock I had on hand.

Next, trim a few adorable shots from your index photos and adhere them to the tags. I went for a haphazard eclectic look (no time to measure!).

Then I added a cute rub-on “I love you” at the bottom, and a ribbon bow adhered with a single glue dot. That was it! It took a total of about ten minutes, and that included breaking up three sibling squabbles, answering the door, and hanging up on three telemarketers. ;)

These are so cute and easy I’m going to make a bunch more for my older daughter, who’s starting sixth grade. I may even make one or two for my 8th grade son. I know he’ll be embarrassed, but hey, I’m his mom. That’s my job!

P.S. One of my fave places to get photos developed online is York Photos. If you’ve never tried them before, now’s the time. 40 Free Photo Prints – Plus Prints For Just 4¢ Each! Use Code: 11YAPT44 at check out. New customers only, S&H not included. Offer applies to 4×6/4xD prints. One time use. Exp. 2011-12-31

 

  • Tracy

    Hey Lain..love your blog!!  I was wondering what tag punch did you use?

  • Lynnette

    CUTE!!!!!!!!!

  • Jjstcyrctmh

    These are so cute and I can’t wait to try them out on my 5 kids:)

  • Anonymous

    Glad you liked them! :)

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  • lynne moore

    super-cute idea. makes me wish my kids still took lunches to school. (well giant child makes his own lunch for work, but i am not getting involved in that…..)

  • Anonymous

    Could you imagine? How funny would that be to add a little “Mommy loves you” note??? ;)

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