You may have seen the Happy Workspace Spruce I did for @ohhhchelsea Iast week, where I mentioned this super cute + super modern DIY. It's the perfect way to showcase your favorite Poloroids or Instax memories! This project requires a few basic woodworking tools, but once you get started you'll have a color-blocked wooden photo holder in less than 20 minutes.


Project Time: 20-30 minutes


  • (2) 2x4s, cut to 6" pieces
  • Wood Clamp
  • Painter's Tape
  • Wood Glue
  • Table Saw or Hand Saw
  • Spatula
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic Paint (in your favorite color)
  • Danish Oil (optional)
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush
  • Poloroid, Instax or Photobooth Memories


  1. Apply glue to one piece of the wood, and smooth out the glue evenly with the spatula.
  2. Clamp the two pieces of wood together. Let dry up to 1 hour.
  3. Draw evenly spaced, stair-stepped lines for the photo slots. Saw out each slot carefully.
  4. Use the ruler to trace a 45 degree angle along the side of the block, and use your saw to create a slanted edge. 
  5. Tape off a cool color-blocked design and paint your wood block. *Optional: apply Danish oil to the natural, unpainted wood for a deep wood grain finish.
  6. Let dry at least 1 hour, and then style it with your favorite snapshots!

Love, Ding