When your kids are ready to start their first day of school, hand them these DIY pennant flags, and snap some back-to-school pictures! While our phones make it so easy to take photos nowadays, it’s also easy to forget about them. Or, you have to scroll through hundreds of photos to relive your favorite memories. But when we print our photos, we can look at them every day!

We used our Canon IVY to print these 2″x3″ back-to-school pictures. Since these photos have a peel-and-stick back, we thought it would be fun to stick them on our patterned paper. Our designer Lindsay created these patterns to match the pennants and cut the paper to look like a frame. You could put these photos on your fridge or give them to family and friends. Either way, the IVY Photo Printer makes it easy!

Print Your Favorite Photos

This Mini Photo Printer by Canon comes in three different colors: Rose Gold, Slate Grey, and Mint Green. It’s also small enough for your pocket or purse. This makes it easy to carry the IVY around and print photos on the go. We love how portable it is and that you can print photos from your smartphone or social media pages! If you’re looking for other printers to help you make high-quality paper crafts, Canon also has a line of crafting printers.

Besides using the mini printer for back-to-school pictures and DIY crafts, you can use it to print any photos you want. If most of your memories live on your phone, the IVY Mini Photo Printer makes it easy to let your memories live in real life! All you have to do is download the Canon Mini Print app. Then, connect your smartphone to the IVY printer through Bluetooth. Now you can print photos from your phone—as well as your favorite pictures on Instagram or Facebook.

You can also use the app to customize your photos with frames, emojis, text, and stickers. We think this is a fun feature, no matter how old you are! Have kids in middle school, high school, or college? They can use the IVY Photo Printer to personalize their book covers, lockers, or dorm room with the photos they love most.

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  • Scissors
  • Tape (We used Scotch Extra Strength Adhesive Roller)


  • 1/2″ Round Wood Bead
  • Wooden Dowel or Natural Wood Dowel
  • White Cardstock


Our designer Krista created these pennant flags for kids in preschool and up to fifth grade. To make this project, just stick a wood bead on top of a wood dowel. You could also use a simple Bamboo skewer instead. After printing the pennants on white cardstock, cut the flags out with scissors, and use tape to secure the pennant flags on the dowels. You’ll find two printable options below—one with the year “2018” on it and one without.

Don’t forget to comment below! Let us know why you’d like your own IVY printer, and you’ll be entered to win a Canon IVY Rose Gold Mini Photo Printer. (Giveaway ended on Wednesday, 8/22 at 11:59 p.m. PST.  Congrats to the winner, Darcie L!)

Boys holding backpacks and first day of school DIY pennant flagsBoy holding first day of kindergarten pennant flag Boy holding first day of 3rd grade pennant flagBoy holding first day of kindergarten pennant flag and boy holding first day of third grade pennant flag Using Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer to print photos Boys holding printed school photos from Canon IVY Mini Photo PrinterCanon IVY Mini Photo Printers in mint green and rose gold

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