Posts Tagged "framing"

Accordion Photo Album

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Accordion Photo Album

I’ve seen instructions for these albums online and I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while. Every time I’ve seen these they have been in a portrait orientation. Most of the photos I wanted to use for this project were landscape, so it made sense to make my album landscape. This meant I had to alter how others have done it considerably to make it work. Here’s what I did to make a 4″x6″ landscape accordion photo album. This project takes a lot...

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Ribbon and Yarn Wrapped Mats

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Ribbon and Yarn Wrapped Mats

I thought I’d do a couple quick craft tutorials today for ribbon and yarn wrapped mats. They’re two really quick, simple projects. Each one only took me a few minutes. For both projects, all you need is a picture frame mat, ribbon or yarn in any color(s) you choose, tape, and glue. For the first project, all I did was cut a few pieces of ribbon long enough to wrap around the front of my mat. I taped one end to the back of my mat then wrapped it around the front and secured the other end...

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Hanging Ribbon Frames

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Hanging Ribbon Frames

For my next photo display project, I made connected ribbon hanging frames. It’s a really simple way to add some charm to plain picture frames. You only need a few materials and tools to complete this project. I started with two identical frames (you could used more if you like), some wide ribbon, scissors, and hot glue. You may want to also have a needle and thread handy, but it’s not necessary. My frames are the kind that center panel isn’t removable-it just opens up like...

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Covering a Frame with a Sweater

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Covering a Frame with a Sweater

Covering a frame, or even a mat, is a great way to suit it to your interior décor. For this project, I used an old sweater. This is a great project to use a damaged or ill-fitting sweater, although you could use any fabric scrap you have laying around. To start, you’ll need your frame, scissors, hot glue, and a piece of fabric large enough to cover the front and sides of your frame. If your fabric is thick, I would recommend one that has at least a little stretch to it. If...

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How to Leaf a Frame

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

How to Leaf a Frame

Here’s my first craft project posting! I’ll be showing different ways to display your photographs. I plan on doing these quite a bit in the future. In this first post, I’ll be explaining how to leaf a frame. Leafing is a method of applying sheets of very thin precious and semi-precious metals onto objects. Gold, silver, and copper leafs are very easy to find in your local craft stores. You’ll also need size and sealer which you can probably find right next to the...

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