How to make a cardboard picture frame

It's easy to find all sorts of photo frames at the store, but how often do you find one that you really love? Probably not very often. Instead of sorting through mountains of photo frames that don't match your style, consider taking the easy route and making some instead.
These fun cardboard photo frames are simple to create, and you can make them in whatever size and color you like. Create a few in matching paper or pick complementary patterns and colors. Check out the video tutorial and the instructions below to learn more. Make sure you let the frame dry completely before adding a photo.
Advertisement
Materials
- Cardboard
- Quilting ruler
- Pencil
- Utility knife
- Pretty paper
- Scissors
- Craft glue
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbon
Instructions
1. Cut a piece of cardboard into the shape and size you'd like your frame to be using the utility knife.
2. Cut a hole in the middle of the frame for the photo, using a quilting ruler to make sure the hole is centered.
3. Place the frame onto a piece of decorative paper, trace the outline, and cut it out so you have a piece of paper the same size as the frame.
4. Glue the paper onto the cardboard frame, and use a utility knife to cut out the extra paper in the center.
5. Cut a strip of cardboard slightly shorter than the frame and bend it half an inch or so from the top to form the stand.
6. Hot glue the stand to the back of the frame.
7. Cut a short piece of ribbon and glue one end to the bottom of the stand and the other to the back of the frame so that the stand stays in place.
Advertisement
Resources

This project is 'a great addition to any summer barbecue,' but 'I didn’t have one or even know where to get one.'
February 22   ·  
Advertisement
Cement doesn't have to be ugly! These projects are simply gorgeous.
February 22   ·  
Add holiday charm to your home with these fantastic Styrofoam Santa hats!
February 22   ·  
With just a few items, a woman creates a stunning addition to her garden.
February 7   ·  
When it comes to home renovations, make sure the changes make sense. Follow these tips for the same 'wow' factor at a fraction of the cost.
February 19   ·  
Here are some things to try to avoid when starting out in photography.
February 6   ·  
 
Recommended
Advertisement