Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Funky Frame


How fun are these FuNkY FrAmEs??

My sister made me the cutest sign for my wall in one of these frames for Christmas...
so I had to copy her and make another one for our
latest family pictures. 

I started with a large piece of newspaper.....and traced the outside of a picture frame onto it.  That was my guide for the size I needed the outside of the frame to be.

Next was the hardest part for me....drawing out my design. 
 I am so not an artist. 
So I cheated. 
I folded the newspaper into fourths using the traced frame as my guide....and just drew one corner of the design.  Then I cut it out...and when I unfolded it whalaaaaa. Totally symetrical.  

Then, using the newspaper as my template, I traced the design onto a big piece of thin plywood. 

(If you want your frame stacked like mine is...you will need to do this again, making another frame about an inch bigger all the way around.) 
Ok, now get out your power tools.... 
 and get cutting.

{We used a jig saw}

For the center of your frames, you will need to trace the inside of the picture frame you are using to get the
right size for your inside cuts. 

Now the fun part....paint!

After everything is dry, use wood glue to stack your frames. 
{Make sure your inside edges are aligned so that
your picture will fit into it right.} 

Then adhere the actual frame to the top, and insert your glass.


There are SoOoOoO many ways you could do these.....varying the frame design and paint colors!

Get creative!



                                                 ~Mindy

2 comments:

K'Brina Colby said...

Mindy,
I LOVE it!!

jersey framing toronto said...

Hello, its very impressive. Is that an illustration board? Just with materials found commonly in home you made a nice picture framing. Thumbs up.