Sunday, 19 June 2011

In the frame

We all have these photograph frame/mounts from school photographs lying around the house don't we?




They're not really ideal for displaying your photographs in, but with a little more Glitz Design - Afternoon Muse and some Pretty Aunty Sarah's Bloomers, I managed to tranform my frame into something much more eyecatching.





This was Simple to make;

Cover the frame with a pattern paper, then cover this layer with another layer of your favourite paper, cutting it slightly smaller. I used strips of paper to do this to minimise waste.
I knew I wanted to add stitching to my frame so I decided to have a small gap in each corner, which meant I needed to mitre the corners. I did this by cutting the strips to the size i needed first and then over lapped the corners and cut on a diagonal as indicated below.

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Claire x

7 comments:

Jenga said...

Oooh FAB idea!! xx

Cathy C said...

Brilliant idea and lovely frame Claire!

sixofone said...

That's a great idea. Thanks

Jill said...

That's a great idea Claire, I havew got loads of them!

Nat said...

Gorgeous Claire!! Especially love the idea of using a bow as a flower centre, must try that soon xxx

Louise said...

FAB idea... we've got loads of those knocking around. What a great idea for presents for grandparents
x

Gems said...

That is beautiful Claire :) Love the bow x