A cheap and cheery way to display photos, I’ve made some basic 4×6 paper frames to display some of my Hong Kong photos for this week’s Zakka.
These frames are very easy to make and like my other Zakka posts so far, are versatile enough to be made for different types of photos – just adjust the size!
I’ve kept the colours similar for each frame so that they can be easily displayed with one another but like any Zakka project, the frames can be decorated to as fun and crazy as you like.
Hope you’re enjoying my Zakka posts so far – stayed tune for the next post!
What you need:
- 1 x A3 art card / thick paper
- 5 x A5 paper sheets – try using a mixture of paper finishes and patterns!
- General craft tools – ruler, glue, scissors/knife, cutting mat, pencils
- Decorations – washi tape, stickers, stamps… whatever you like!
- Create backing cards for your frames by trimming the art card / thick paper to measure 10.5cm x 15.5cm (4”x 6”). Repeat this five times and set aside for assembly later on.
- To create the frame, trim the A5 paper sheets to measure 12.5cm x 17.5cm (4¾” x 6¾”).
- Once trimmed, create a 1cm (1/4”) wide fold all sides of your frame – this will allow you to glue your frame to the backing board.
- Trim off one of the folds at the short end of the frame – this will create an opening to allow you to slide your photo in and out of the frame.
- Cut out a rectangle in the centre of your sheet to create the frame – I’ve used a 2.5cm (1”) border but you can have your frame as thick or thin as you like!
- Assemble your frame by applying glue to the folds and sticking it down onto the backing card.
- Repeats Step 2-6 for all frames and let dry. Then decorate – your paper frames are complete!