DIY: Make your own PhotoCorners + Printables


Did you know you can make your own photo corners?

I got tired of using boring photo corners in my albums, and to secure my prints, so I came up with a way to make my own custom corners. I usually use a coordinating paper (sometimes decorated) to complement the photo or print. (For instance, I use the Square Flap Method in kraft paper to secure my prints to their backer board in the store. This keeps them safe, without having to use plastic sleeves on everything.)

There are a couple of different ways I make the corners depending on the print of the paper, and how I will be using them. I’ve included a little printable sheet with instructions (one to save and one to share). Click below to print your own.


If you’re feeling adventurous, try both methods in a variety of sizes. Sometimes really big corners are a blast, and sometimes tiny ones are the way to go. Once you’re done with that…

Print your own captioned photo corners!


I had so much fun putting together the box template last week, that I thought I’d make some printable corners for you to customize with your own captions. The template pages can be edited in Adobe Reader(available for free here) and have instructions for assembly. (Using the Square Flap Method.)

All you’ll need to put them together is a pair of scissors and glue (or double-stick tape).

Each template includes one illustrated and three patterned corners. Feel free to use as many as you like. (I find two work well for smaller photos, while larger photos stay in better with four.)

Click on the thumbnails below to open and save a template.  Then, simply open them in Adobe Reader (available for free here), click on the type to edit what each corner says, and print as many as you want!

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Well, I’m off to make a bunch of corners for my new set of prints. What are you up to today?