Cute & Clever Covered Frames
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
PAPER-COVERED PHOTO FRAME:
- Photo frame, with a flat surface
- Scrapbook paper: map design
- Green cardstock
- Cork alphabet
- Metal travel tags
- Acrylic paints: blue, brown
- Brown ink pad
- Silver eyelet
- Eyelet setting tool
- Glue stick
- Hole punch
- Iron, pressing surface
FABRIC-COVERED PHOTO FRAME:
- Photo frame
- 1 spool ribbon
- Scrapbook embellishments
- Hammer & small tacks
- Double-sided tape or fabric glue
PAPER-COVERED PHOTO FRAME: Refer to photo.
- Cut map design scrapbook paper slightly larger than frame area to cover. Apply a wash of brown acrylic paint and water over paper. Allow to dry. Press paper with a dry iron, to remove any ripples. Lay paper over frame. Trace shape of outer edge with finger, leaving visible impression. Cut out. Trace middle section of frame on paper. Cut out. Glue paper to frame. Ink edges of the paper & frame.
- From map design scrapbook paper, cut out a rectangle and fold it accordion-style. Ink edges and set aside.
- Mount metal travel tag on scrap of green cardstock; trim edges; punch hole to align with tag's hole. Insert silver eyelet into last accordion fold of rectangle-shaped map paper. Slip travel tag chain through eyelet. Glue to frame. Anchor metal tag at an angle. Paint cork letters blue. When dry, adhere to frame.
FABRIC-COVERED PHOTO FRAME: Bulk of the fabric & batting precludes inserting the glass again.
- Wrap frame in batting; secure outside frame with double-sided tape. Cut an X in the opening; secure inside edge. Cut fabric large enough to wrap frame & batting. Secure fabric to back of the frame with tacks; fold corners neatly. Cut X in the opening; secure flaps, pulling tightly through opening & tack to frame back.
- Cut 4 strips of fabric 1-1/2" wide; fold to conceal raw edges. Attach strips to inner corners of frame to cover raw edges of fabric & batting. Tack ends to the back.
- Trim excess cardboard from the part of the frame with the easel. Mount photo on cardstock to fit inside opening. Adhere ribbon around photo. Insert photo into frame. Insert easel backing. Tie ribbon to a top corner fabric strip; attach scrapbook embellishment next to it. Cut fabric slightly smaller than back of frame. Cut slit where easel hinges; ease slit over easel. Attach panel to hide tacks with fabric glue or double-sided tape.