Friday, 30 March 2012

DIY Photoframe Tutorial

I have made this photoframe as a recycled project in last month with the help of my daughter, Harshi. She was very excited to do it, as it was all going on for her photo :).
For making this frame I got inspired by one of the tutorial given by Sonia :)
I loved it the way it turned out. So I thought of sharing it's making steps briefly over my tiny blog :).
I have used last year's desktop calendar, green color handmade paper, mirror beads, 3-D outliner glitter and a gift wrap paper, glue, cutter/craft knife.
I have used paper piece of calendar which is just before the thick last one cardboard paper of calendar.
I have arranged photo at center on it and marked its outline. Then I have cut out  the marked area at a slightly smaller size so that the frame will overlap the photo slightly.
Then I have marked the slightly greater cut out on green handmade paper as compared to cut out area. Then applied glue to four sides as shown in below picture.

For decorations, I have used left over mirrors from my painting stuff. Harshi has helped me sticking them surrounding her photo :). Still it was plain in look, so in order to make it more colorful, I have cut out red old gift wrap paper and put it as a boarder below the snap. Harshi has got more affection towards 3-D glitter outliner, she wanted to have hands-on on it, so holding her hand, I made a boarder below it.

 So how is it? Did u like it....

Tip specially for kids while making the photoframe-
Make the aperture with the craft knife before kid start making the frame.

I am linking it to Patty's Kids craft@Colours Dekor and ABC Wednesday: K is for kinks


  1. Nice frame, but such a serious-looking kid.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Thank u ROG :) ..oh it was her 1st convocation...during playgroup..she was 2.5 yr that time...:)

  3. Beautiful frame Aparna...
    LOved the DIY :)

  4. Thank You for linking to me and saying such kind words that I inspired you!!


    1. U r welcome Sonia...Thank u for sharing such a easy tutorial on photoframe :)

  5. Aparna here is another even easier tutorial :