When my youngest daughter moved to a big girl bed and the decor of her room changed, I knew that I could easily reuse these frames to make artwork that would match her new room.
To complete this project I gathered the following supplies:
- my frames
- scrapbook paper
- paper trimmer
- guillotine cutter
- corrugated cardboard
I began by removing the paper backing. Using my exacto-knife I cut around the back of the frame being careful to only cut the backing paper and not the frame or the plaque.
I then lifted up the metal prongs that were holding the plaque in place, and popped the plaque out.
Next, I measured the opening of the frame, and using my paper trimmer, cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit.
I also had to cut a piece of corrugated cardboard to size using my guillotine cutter. The plaques were much thicker than scrapbook paper, so I needed the cardboard in the frame to provide enough thickness so that the metal prongs would hold everything in place.
I then did the same with the other two frames.
This project was very inexpensive since I already had everything that I needed on hand. It was also very quick to finish - I was done everything in about an hour.
And now I have some artwork to hang on the walls in my daughter's big girl room.
What do you think? How have you reused picture frames?