Sunday, October 9, 2011

ten projects in twenty days: easy picture frame

Welcome back to Ten Projects in Twenty Days!

Project Four:: Day Seven
Easy Peasy Picture Frame Re-do here's a super simple way to re-use and old tired picture frame.

What you'll need:
*  1 picture frame
*  1 piece of scrapbook paper
*  paint (spray paint or acrylic craft paint is fine)
*  glue (I used a glue gun, but you could use Elmer's glue)
*  1 clothespin

Get yourself an old picture frame (not more than 12 inches wide or tall, since you'll be using scrapbook paper for this project).  Remove the glass and cardboard backing.  You won't be using the glass for this project, so put it aside or discard it.  {does anyone have any crafty ideas for using old picture frame glass?}

Next, choose the scrapbook paper that you want to use for the backing and paint your frame and clothespin to coordinate.  I used a cream colored paper with black polka dots, so I painted my frame and clothespin black.  Reassemble the picture frame - substituting the glass for your scrappy paper.  Glue the clothespin to the top inside of the frame - to the scrapbook paper.  

Hint:  Make sure you have enough room to pin at least a 4x6 photo in your frame without the photo overlapping the frame.

I also think this would be a cute way to display kids' artwork.

See?  Easy!

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Pam said...

Very cute. I have a ton of old frames that I'm not using right now.