If you are looking to give your photos a special touch, or make a gift without the need to spend a lot of money, today Facades World we give you a quick, beautiful, and easy solution to do. So, if you are interested in learning how to make a photo frame with cardboard You are in the right place. Fasten that belt and follow us in this new post because we are starting right now.
Learn how to make a cardboard photo frame
Hand in hand with our colleagues from Architecture Planet Today we share this new article where you will learn how to make a cardboard photo frame. How you can see is very simple, and with it you will give a new meaning to your photos. You will be able to personalize them and use it as a gift without the need to spend so much money, a simple, comfortable and inexpensive way to give those moments a special and magical touch… let's see.
Cardboard is a very versatile material, therefore it is easy to handle. It also offers us various ways of personalization, which makes this material the most used for design, packaging and decorative elements. Although there are multiple possible crafts with this material, today we will teach you how to make a cardboard photo frame Since anyone can do it, it just takes a little patience and a few materials to make our job easier.
How to make a cardboard photo frame - Explanatory video
- A 10 × 15 photo (you can use the one you have at home, you just have to change the measurements according to the photo you use).
- A piece of cardboard (large if possible so as not to be fair in size).
- A card of the color that we want (in this case we choose light blue).
- A rule.
- A pen or pencil.
- Adhesive or plastic it.
- A cutter.
- A little silicone pistol.
Frame the photo on the cardboard
The first thing we must do to Make a cardboard photo frame is to place our 10 × 15 photo on the cardboard that we have chosen and mark our four corners with the pen. Once we mark them we just have to take our ruler and draw a straight line to frame the size of our photo on the cardboard.
Draw a new frame on the frame
After we have marked on the cardboard the outline of our photo we must mark, with our pen and ruler, two centimeters outside of it a new box. We will have a new rectangle outside our initial rectangle.
Crop the outer rectangle
The next step we are going to do is cut with our cutter or if we do not have it with scissors, it is our external rectangle. In order not to damage the surface where we are working, we suggest placing an extra cardboard underneath, in such a way that if we pierce with the edge of our cutting element the cardboard is damaged but not the table. In this way, once our external contour is cut, we will be able to keep only the surface where we are going to work.
Cut the inner frame
The way in which we are going to cut this internal rectangle will be the same but we will cut it 2 millimeters inside the line so that our photo cannot go out of the frame. Ready we will have our photo frame with cardboard ready to decorate it.
We cut strips of cardboard to decorate the cardboard frame
We take our cardboard and mark on one of the edges, approximately two centimeters thick, a straight line to cut it. Then we are going to cut that straight line into small pieces that we will use in the corners of our cardboard frame to give it a better finish. With our adhesive we stick them in each corner.
Cardstock for our cardboard frame
Then we take our cardboard frame and place it on the cardboard. We make sure that the cardboard protrudes approximately two centimeters from it and we proceed to cut it. Then we use the adhesive to be able to stick our painting on the freshly cut cardboard.
Extend the corners of the cardboard frame with a pen
After the cardboard is glued on top of our cardboard box, what we must do is to extend with the help of our ruler and pen straight lines as seen in the images. After doing so, we will have four squares in each of the corners. Then what we must do with them is cut them in such a way that we have four edges that protrude from our frame.
Glue the protruding edges
Then with the help of our adhesive what we must do is glue them to cover the cardboard edges with the chosen cardboard.
Draw straight lines with the help of our cutter
With the help of our cutter we are going to draw two straight lines diagonally. They should join the ends of our inner rectangle. What we are going to do with our four remaining triangles is to cut them to the approximate height of 2 centimeters. Then with the help of our adhesive we will glue that excess inside the frame.
Back cover of cardboard photo frame
Once we have our cardboard box framed with the chosen cardboard, we are going to cut a piece of cardboard just a few millimeters larger than our photo. We will use this to act as containment, which would be the background of our photo frame. With the help of our silicone pistol on three of the four sides we are going to seal it in such a way that it is compact and one free to insert our photo in the frame.
Support for our cardboard photo frame
We will place a triangular piece of cardboard on the back of our frame to act as a support. In the event that you want to use the frame vertically, what you should do is glue the support on one of the shorter sides so that you can place it vertically.
Insert our photo on the cardboard frame
As the last step we have to introduce the photo that we have chosen in our frame. Done! We have a photo frame made with cardboard ideal to give away or personalize our photos.
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