DIY Insta Photo Prop

Recently, one of my nieces turned 3 and had a fairy party!

The frames in action!
The frames in action!

I had the idea about 2 days before the party to make a DIY Insta Photo prop and it was amazingly easy and quick to make. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut vinyl lettering out for the # quotes, but you could achieve the same effect with a stencil and a sharpie!


Insta Photo Prop with vinyl decal added.
Insta Photo Prop with vinyl decal added.

First of all, using my ruler and pencil I measured out a rectangle to cut out to make the “frame”. The “border” was about 7cm thick and the bottom part was about 20cm thick. You can use whichever measurements work best for you.

Next, use your Stanley knife and ruler to cut out the rectangle. Be sure to cut on a surface where it is okay if the knife goes through! You may need to make several cuts before your knife goes all the way through the foam board. Don’t worry if the cut is a little rough, that’s what the sandpaper is for. After you’ve cut out the rectangle, use the sandpaper to smooth down any rough edges and fix any wonky parts.

Now comes the fun part! I designed two vinyl decals in Silhouette Studio and cut them with my Cameo. The font I used was Hollyn, which I purchased from Mighty Deals. Using transfer tape, I transferred the vinyl decals onto the frame and done!

If you don’t have an electronic cutting machine, you could do the same thing with a stencil and a Sharpie, or even hand letter your own sentiment or image with a Sharpie.

The frames were a hit! Everyone at the party had a photo with these frames. I plan on making more for Halloween and Christmas.


Welcome to Heart Shaped Designs! Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Sofee and I’m from Adelaide, South Australia.

I create notebooks inspired by my favourite anime, video games and quotes, and I am also starting to develop a range of charms and custom lightbox phrases.

Heart Shaped Designs will have to sides – my store, where I will be selling my creations and my blog where I will be sharing my crafting adventures.

I’m still working on getting things set up, for now, you can follow me on Instagram to see what I’m up to.

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Hi there, I’m Sofee and I love making things! Heart Shaped Designs will be my way of sharing all my crafty/DIY adventures with you, while also being able to sell my creations.

I hope to get everything up and running as soon as possible, but while you’re waiting, head on over to my Instagram where I’ll be posting sneak peeks and previews of things I am working on.