Yard sales, dollar stores, and thrift stores are always filled with cheap and interesting picture frames. You can use these frames to make several home decorating crafts. This article will provide you with detailed instructions on creating home decorating crafts with picture frames.
Making collages with picture frames is a great home decorating craft for your old picture frames. For this craft you will need a picture frames for each member of your family; these frames can come in any shape or size. You will also need photos, images from magazines, or other items that remind you of the people your frames will be dedicated too. Glue, tape, paper, markers, scissors, hammer, and nails are also needed items for this home decorating craft.
Start by gathering all the materials together and separating them by person. Then cut a piece of paper to fit inside the frame. Arrange the other gathered items on the piece of paper and write the name of the person somewhere if you like. Place the paper in the frame and repeat for the rest of the family.
Finish this home decorating craft by hanging your picture frames in a cluster in your home. This family collage adds warmth to your home decorating while using unwanted picture frames.
Picture frames are a great tool for creating memory boards. These boards can hold pictures, notes, and anything else you would like to remember. For this craft you will need a large picture frame, ribbon, scissors, batting, fabric, cardboard, a hot glue gun, and hot glue sticks.
Start by cutting the cardboard to fit in the picture frame. Cut the batting to match the cardboard. Then cut the fabric so it is slightly larger than the cardboard on all sides. Place the fabric face down on work space. Place the batting in the center of the fabric. Place the cardboard on top. Use the glue gun to glue the edges of the fabric to the back of the cardboard.
Then cut several long pieces of ribbon. Lay them on the work area at a diagonal to the cardboard. Space the ribbon about 4 inches apart. Then lay more pieces of ribbon going in the opposite direction creating diamond shapes. Place the fabric covered cardboard on top of the ribbon lattice and glue ends to back of cardboard. Next add a drop of glue to the points where the ribbons overlap and press into the fabric to secure. This home decorating craft is a great way to use a picture frame.
Picture frames can be useful for many crafts. These home decorating ideas are fun and easy; they will add a special touch to your home decor.