Five Minute Photo Craft

This five minute photo craft is perfect for those times when you want to make a personalized gift for someone special, but you may be a little short on time. In just five minutes you can make this beautiful photo tree, without going through the hassle of developing photos, thanks to the new Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 that prints out adorable 3″ x 2 ” photo prints instantly! The camera is small enough to fit inside my purse, and it is so much FUN to use! I recently took the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 along with me on a girlfriend’s getaway to celebrate a friend’s birthday. This camera made it quick and easy to have photo prints to share or for craft projects. It was an instant hit with everyone! photocraft1a

For this five minute photo craft, you will need:

  • Fujifilm Instax photos
  • washi tape
  • 12-14 pipe cleaners
  • a large flat stone
  • colorful pony beads
  • string

photocraft2 Begin by twisting the ends of two pipe cleaners together to form one long pipe cleaner, as shown. photocraft4 Once all the pipe cleaners have been extended to twice their length, gather them up and place the stone on top. photocraft6 Twist the gathered pipe cleaners around the stone. photocraft7 Begin forming the branches of the tree by twisting them into groups of 2 or 3 pipe cleaners together. Leave the ends as a single pipe cleaner. photocraft5 If desired, thread some colorful pony beads onto the ends of the branches. Twist them into place. This helps to eliminate any pointy ends, but also adds a nice pop of color! photocraft9 Cut a short piece of string and use the tape to attach the string to the back of each photo as shown. photocraft3 Arrange your photos onto the wire tree for a fun, festive, and personalized photo display!


This is such a quick and easy handmade gift! The Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 makes it fun and simple to record memories, or create personalized gifts for family and friends. You can find it at Amazon, Best Buy, Urban Outfitters, Wal-Mart, Michaels, Staples, Target and Jo Ann. The camera itself would make a wonderful gift as well! I love that it features a tripod socket and a selfie mode with a mirror. So much fun!!

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  1. I make photos fun by taking them when people aren’t paying attention!

  2. We make photos fun by taking action shots.

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  4. we make funny faces when taking pictures

  5. I use the classic “everyone make a silly face” for fun pictures.

  6. I like to take pictures of the kids jumping.

  7. Julie Wood says

    We make photos fun by taking pictures of something we love doing. Pictures at the water park, lake, water skiing. Those are the best photos that are fun! I also have a nice scrapbook that I put my pictures in!

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  9. I make photos fun by having everyone participate in the photo taking! I will help my little niece take pictures of the family and other friends and family how to take cool pictures! I also like to create neat scrapbooks out of fun pictures!!

  10. We make photos fun by taking them in a memorable setting.

  11. My favorite fun moments to capture in photos are action photos when no one is looking at the camera.

  12. Tara Robinson says

    Ok-that is such a cute craft idea! Great for my boys room to make with them! Bravo, I love it!

  13. I like to rotate the ones hanging in our room every so often. Keeps it interesting. 🙂


  14. Margaret Smith says

    I love to scrapbook and I have lots of stickers, designs, and special decoration’s to make our photo books look great. Thanks so much.

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  16. I love to put photos together with stamps and quotes.
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  18. Lisa Brown says

    I like to make photos fun by doing a lot of scrap booking with them.

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  20. I avoid staging and poses. I try to capture the moment just as it is.

  21. I like to make photos fun by using a few scrapbook materials to adorn them in a photo book.

  22. I love scrap booking. It’s a great hobby and a fun way to display pictures and memories.

  23. My wife loves to use photos in crafts. In the spring she plants vegetables in jars and attaches pictures of my kids holding the food that she planted. We line them up in the sun room and that way we can enjoy the photos at the same time the plants grow.

  24. Janice Cooper says

    I like to be creative and use funny photo frames, make calendars and put photos on coffee mugs as presents. One time I even made photo wrapping paper which everyone in my family enjoyed!

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  26. I’m a firm believer that candids are best and goofy are second best!

  27. Rebecca Graham says

    Taking photos of us with the family pets is a lot of fun.

  28. We make photos fun by wearing silly headbands or hats.

  29. maria cantu says

    I try to take photos when no one is expecting it.

  30. what a fun and creative craft to make. best of all it’s so simply and pretty! My family really enjoy taking pictures. We always make funny faces and pretend to be serious faces when we pose. 🙂

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  31. Margaret Smith says

    We love to be silly when taking photo’s. I also love to scrapbook, have for years and I’ll create pages with saying or silly stickers or designs. Thanks so much.

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  33. Susan Smith says

    I make photos fun by snapping them when people aren’t paying attention! It’s especially fun to do this when they are being silly.

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  35. Wanda McHenry says

    I make photos fun by snapping an unexpected picture. They are so fun!

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  37. Tracy Robertson says

    We make photos fun by thinking up the silliest poses and settings we can imagine. For example, when I was at a fast food restaurant and the restroom was particularly disgusting, I asked my friend to stand in there and put her foot on the toilet seat and try to look glam for the camera. The contrast of her mugging it up with the nasty bathroom made for a hilarious fun photo!

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  40. Angel Jacklyn says

    I post them all over Facebook and get everyone mad at me… lol

  41. I try to capture spontaneous expressions of joy or surprise to make a photo special. It makes for fun memories!

  42. Shawn Gallagher says
  43. Shawn Gallagher says

    I’m very good at making my own homemade frames to put them in

  44. sherri crawford says

    play dress up with the grand kids

  45. I try to say something to make people laugh because when they’re having fun their smiles look more natural and less posed.

  46. I make photos fun by taking candid shots, so everything doesn’t look so formal and planned.

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  48. Stephanie Phelps says

    I like to make photos fun by having them in a scrap book for everyone to see!

  49. We make photos fun by sharing on facebook and instagram and making scrapbooks to hold our memories!

  50. Henria O. says

    We let our children take the photos for us. They love being “in charge” of the camera.
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  52. I am making high school graduation gifts for my daughter’s friends using copies of yearbook photos.

  53. I love to take a series of shots of the same thing from different angles or stages (i.e. a bird eating a seed at my feeder) and then make a collage from start to finish.

  54. I try to keep the mood light when taking a series of photos with others. Sharing a joke and funny line is always good.
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  55. I like to take impromptu pictures, not the boring stand and pose.

  56. we make silly face together

  57. Making photo collages are fun

  58. Tabathia B says

    I like adding funny graphics to our photos

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  60. We like scrap booking with them

  61. Erica Best says

    i use photo software to add fun to them

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  64. Barbara M says

    My best and fun photos are the random ones I take.
    thank you

  65. Barbara M says
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    We love making our photos (more)fun by including our pets in the pictures as well


  67. Elizabeth pergande says

    I make photos fun by being happy with candid pictures. It makes it go faster. truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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  69. Kim Henrichs says

    How cute!! I love to make collages with my photos.

  70. Whitney Bellows says

    We make photos fun by always including our two corgis.

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  72. Bert Ruiz says

    Letting the kids be the photographers sure makes photo taking fun. They might take 100 shots of the same thing or the pics might not come out as clear as you would expect but they have fun and we make memories together

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  74. Jessica To says

    I like photo collages because they’re fun to look at.

  75. CR Williams says

    I love to make pic collages.

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  77. i love to take in the moment photos rather than posed pictures