How to Make Picture Frames
Entertaining expert Dana Christine provides tips for making clever picture frames.
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Follow some of these tips for creative frames.
Frame a piece of art or photo by cutting it to size, gluing it to a cardboard piece, and using hot glue to adhere a plain wreath around it. You could use a simple grapevine wreath or raffia wreath.
A blown-up baby inner tube makes a cute frame for a child's room. Just glue an image onto cardboard and thoroughly tape it onto the tube with masking tape. Tape a ribbon to the top for hanging, and that's it.
Remove the bottom of a tart pan and use the rim as a frame. Be sure to use glue that works on metal.
Use an old 45 record as a small picture frame. Just place a tiny picture in the hole of the record. Be sure to use the record of a song that the people in the picture would enjoy. Use a paint pen to write a special message on the record if you prefer. This is a great gift idea for a reunion with old friends.
Cookie cutters make nice frames, too. Trace around the image with a pencil, cut it out and adhere a piece of magnet to the back of the picture if you want to hang it on a place like a refrigerator.
Make a great frame for a sports-team photo with artificial turf. Cut out a frame from with a craft knife. Use duct tape or masking tape to affix a cardboard backing, then the photo to the frame.
Old Mason-jar rings also make cute magnetic frames. Cut the image to size and use a spray adhesive to mount it to a piece of cardboard.
Purchase an old window frame, with or without the panes of glass, at a reuse-it center. Use this to frame one large photo or four smaller photos to fit each pane.
How about using a heart-shaped springform pan as a cute frame for a loved one?
Use a small tire as a frame.
Cut the center out of an old place mat and use this as a frame.
Positioning polyester fiberfill over the surface of the frame to pad it. Adhere with fabric glue or hot glue.
Yard sales are great places to pick up items for framing.
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