3 Ways to Make a Paper Picture Frame
Paper picture frames are a creative and budget-friendly way to display your favorite photos or artwork. They are also great for gift giving or adding a personal touch to your home decor. Making paper frames is an excellent craft for all ages and skill levels, as there are many design options and techniques available. In this article, we will explore three different ways to make a paper picture frame.
1. Origami Paper Picture Frame:
– Origami paper (or any square-shaped decorative paper)
– Bone folder or any blunt-edged tool (optional)
– Glue or double-sided tape
– Begin by choosing a square piece of origami paper with a pattern or color you like.
– Lay the paper flat with the colored side facing down.
– Fold the paper in half, creating a rectangle. Use the bone folder or the blunt-edged tool to make the creases crisp.
– Open the folded paper and fold it in half again, this time creating a square shape.
– Unfold the paper, and you will see four smaller squares formed by the creases.
– Fold each corner of the square into its respective center point.
– Add glue or double-sided tape to one of the folded corners.
– Place your photo over this corner so that it aligns with the fold’s edge.
– Repeat this process for all corners, making sure your photo remains centered within the frame.
– Allow the glue to dry and display your finished origami picture frame!
2. Simple Paper Mat Frame:
– Scissors or cutting blade
– Cutting mat
– Choose cardstock in a color that complements your photo or artwork.
– Measure and mark four pieces of cardstock that are slightly larger than your photo or artwork (e.g., If your picture is 5×7 inches, you could make a 6×8-inch frame).
– Cut out the four strips of cardstock.
– Arrange and overlap these strips around your photo, forming a simple mat frame.
– Use a pencil to lightly mark where the overlapping sections will be glued.
– Apply glue to the marked sections and affix the strips, being careful not to get any glue on your photo.
– Press the corners together and allow the glue to dry before displaying your newly framed photo!
3. Layered Paper Picture Frame:
– Decorative paper
– Decorative items like ribbons, stickers, or buttons (optional)
– Choose decorative paper and heavy cardstock for your frame base.
– Measure and cut out two pieces of decorative paper slightly larger than your photo.
– Cut out four side strips from the cardstock, ensuring they are of equal width but varying lengths appropriate to the dimensions of your photo.
– Glue one decorative paper piece onto the cardstock base, aligning it with one corner of the frame.
– Attach another decorative paper piece in the opposite corner. The two pieces should slightly overlap in the middle.
– Glue the cardstock side strips over these overlapping sections to create an attractive layered frame effect.
– Allow the glue to dry before inserting your photo or artwork into your beautifully crafted layered paper picture frame!
– Add any optional decorations like ribbons, stickers, or buttons to enhance your frame further.
Now you have three simple and creative ways to create stunning paper picture frames for your favorite photos or artwork. Each method offers unique design possibilities, so feel free to experiment with different paper types, colors