Friday, 13 October 2017

Photo frame Tutorial by DT Anila

Hello, Friends!


I am back on the blog again with a tutorial post. 
This time I have a tutorial for a DIY photo frame.


I have explained it with complete details and lots of pictures making it easier for you to recreate the same.


With Diwali around the corner, I am sure this will be an awesome gift for your loved ones. I feel there is no other gift more personalized than photographs. Gifting memories in the form of photos are the best gift ever. But it is also necessary that your memorable photograph is framed in an equally beautiful photo-frame.


Let's learn how to make this frame with minimal supplies at hand.


Over to my Tutorial.


Cut 2 pieces of 7"x9" cardboard from a sheet.(This frame is for a 4 x 6 photo. The size of the cardboard pieces should be 1 and 1/2" more than the photo size from all 4 sides)

 

 

 

Mark the photo size - 4" x 6" in the centre of the cardboard. 

 

 

 

Cut the central rectangle window a little smaller than the actual photo size. (Approx. 3.75" x 5.75")

 

 

 

Cover the cardboard with a pattern paper by folding in the paper from all sides.

 

 

 

Mark and cut the smaller rectangle shown in the picture and again fold in the sides. 

 

 

 

The frame looks like this. 

 

 

 

Take the other cardboard and stick it on a solid cardstock of size 8" x 10". Cut 3 strips of craft foam (any colour) Stick them as shown on the 3 sides leaving one long side open. 

 





 

 

Fold the sides over the foam strip so it is not visible on the outside and stick them.

 


 

 

Cut and stick an acetate sheet to cover the window in the centre.

 

 

 

Apply glue tape/glue to the three sides with foam of the base cardboard and stick the top cardboard 

 

 

 

Like this...




   

 

Now to create a support stand for the frame. Take a piece of cardboard of size 2.5" x 4.5". Cover it completely (as shown in the picture) with the solid cardstock.

 

 

 

 

Take a piece of the same cardstock of sizes 2.5" x 1" and fold it in half. Take another piece of size 2" x 4.5", fold it in half and twist the two ends to form a half-inch step (refer picture). Stick one fold of these 2 pieces at the back of the stand as shown. (The 1" piece at the top and the other piece little away from the bottom.) 

 


 

 

Adhere the entire stand at the back of the frame by sticking the remaining two folds to it. 

 


 

 

The frame is now ready for decoration.

 

 

 

TIP: While inserting a photograph, stick a strip of paper at the backside... This helps easy sliding of the photo in/out of the frame. This strip can be folded at the back of the frame. (Refer Picture)

 

 

 

Final look of the frame

 


Picture Credit - Pixabay


Materials used 

  • Cardboard
  • Pattern Papers
  • Coloured CS
  • Acetate sheet
  • Craft foam/Foam Tape
  • Embellishments/Flowers/Laces/Chipboard


I would love to see if you make any. Do not forget to tag me :-)Do leave your lovely feedback in the comments below.

All the above-listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari store or can be pre-ordered.

Love,
Anila Dikay 

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