Today I am posting a tutorial for a quick little photo frame.
I apologise for the quality of the photos, I really must learn how to take better photos.
This is the completed free standing photo frame.
To make this photo frame you will need the following supplies
(please keep in mind that I have done my best to work out the measurements as exactly as possible but I typically just work stuff out as I go along so you will need to check all measurements against your own work)
2 - 13cm x 13cm x .6cm chip board squares
1 sheet of clear acetate
Double sided Tape
Paint brush (for the modge podge)
Cut the following:
Designer Paper - 14.2cm x 14.2cm
Cardstock - 10.6cm x 11.8cm
Clear Acetate - 13cm x 13cm
Cut the following pieces from one of the chipboard squares:
2 strips -13cm x 1.2cm
1strip - 10.6cm x 1.2cm
Rectangle - 10cm x 4.5cm
(please excuse the hair on the lense in this photo that I only just now noticed as I have uploaded the photo).
Punch holes through your chipboard square and large rectangle as shown in photo. Hole will need to be about 2cm from the bottom edge.
Make a cut across the top of the large rectange approximately 2.5cm from the top edge, but don't cut all the way through the chipboard. This rectangle will be the stand at the back of the frame. The small piece above the cut is where the double sided tape goes to adhere it to the back of the frame. The cut creates the hinge effect.
Place some double sided tape on the back of the thin strips and above the cut on the large rectangle.
Stick the strips of chipboard to the sides and bottom of the chipboard square.
Thread a piece of ribbon through the hole and tape in place.
The other end of this ribbon will go through the hole in the large rectange piece later on to work as a stopper so that the stand can not be bent too far back and break off.
Using double sided tape stick the cardstock down on to the chipboard to cover the ribbon.
Place strips of double sided tape around the edges and stick down the acetate square. (dont stick the acetate down at the top! This is where your photo will slide in and out)
On the back of the square of designer paper score .6cm (6mm) on all sides.
Then draw lines at 1.5cm all the way around.
Using your craft knife cut out the small square that you have drawn in the middle.
Decorate the front of your frame with your chosen embellishments and then give it a coat of Modge Podge to seal it all.
I hope that this tutorial has made sense. It always seems to be that I do these very late at night! Please leave me a message if you have any questions.
Thanks for stopping by today.