Tell the truth, you have just printed some beautiful pictures , but you just do not know where to put them: in fact, buying a cheap frame , the risk of making anonymous any shot, however well cared for, is around the corner. What is the alternative, then, if you can not spend big money? Simple, create by yourself some nice photo frames . Accomplice also the crisis, more and more people are rediscovering the pleasure and satisfaction of DIY, venturing into more or less difficult jobs, which save money and give space to your imagination. For the dining room or for the children’s room, it does not matter, in this guide we will see how to make fun and great frames .
- cardboard or cardboard
- colored cardboard
- ruler and pencil
- glue stick, vinyl glue, double sided adhesive
First you choose the photo to frame; also chosen the type of frame to achieve, get two cards. You will choose the size according to your tastes, obviously they will have to be bigger than the chosen picture of at least five centimeters per side. The two cards should have the same size, but not for this the same thickness. You can choose to use a bigger cardboard to use in the front of the photo holder. Take one of the two cards and mark the outline of your photograph above. Be sure to center it well and cut out the rectangle you just designed. You have thus obtained the structure of the photo holder.
If you want to keep your photography firm, use double-sided tape or glue sticks and attach the photo to the uncropped card. Check that the measurements coincide with the rectangle cut in the first card. If you are not sure, take a test and mark the contours of the photo, then proceed to glue it. Now switch to the decoration of the frame. There are really endless possibilities. Consider that the frame will go into a child’s bedroom with a picture of him. You can decorate it with the child’s name. The solutions are different. You can carve the letters of the name into the thick cardboard, and color them. Glue them with some glue.
Continue the decoration by adding details such as flowers, clouds, sweets, which can be cut out from a colored sheet or carved into thin cardboard. Use different materials to give a touch of originality and get a better effect. In the event that the frame is intended for children, a very special idea is to use colored ribbons to cover the frame entirely. Just have a little ‘patience and start to roll the tape all around the frame. To make sure that the decoration holds, brush the vinyl glue paper a little at a time, to prevent it from drying too quickly. Good job.