Anyone can make a frame to fit a specific need with just a few steps! I wanted to show you how you can do it too! This is a frame I painted and then distressed. The hemp is on the outside of the glass...
Check out how simple the materials are! An old frame you may or may not want to paint and distress. A piece of fun paper, the glass, a piece of hemp rope and a few little cloths pins you can get at your local craft store. THAT'S IT!
Step 1: Prepare your frame to look the way you want.
Step 2: using the glass as a template, cut out any kind of fun paper that you want to show through.
Step 3: paint the clothes pins if you want
Step 4: string the hemp line across the back and staple down.
Step 5: lay your glass with the paper down on top and then a piece of cardboard and staple in...or, if you don't have a staple for framing, tape it down.
Step 5: attach your clothes pins and a photo!
IT'S THAT SIMPLE! FUN DOINS!
Here is a second one I made...I'm sure you can see all the parts...you can use any ephemera or button or bead...go crazy!
This was an old frame I found at a thrift store that was unfinished. I think Hobby Lobby originally carried them. The "glass" was a piece of plastic. You can see my process...glued the clothes pin on top...put paper under the plastic...added a couple things and there tis!
This all came about yesterday when my mom mentioned she had a couple pictures that a frame wouldn't work...so I made her something that she could put them in without framing. Inspiration can sometimes come from a need...just stop and think for a few minutes and before long an idea will pop up!