I found this awesome vintage picture frame at a local thrift shop and decided to spend my $15 wisely and do something both inexpensive and sentimental. I ended up spending $2.50 on the frame, $8.00 to get a piece of glass cut for the frame, $1.50 to print the photos, and I used materials I already owned to make a boarder insert around the photos. The total cost came to about $11.00 and more importantly my husband loved it!
Click below to get the "how-to" for this project.
*matte board or cold press illustration board
*fabric of your choice (I used a heavyweight canvas fabric, but any type will do)
*hot glue gun
Here is what I did:
First I cut a piece of matte board according to the inner width of my frame. Then I measured out the size of my photos and where I wanted them to sit within the frame. Using an exacto knife and the straight edge of a ruler, I cut openings in the matte board for my 3 photos, one 5x7 opening in the middle and two 4x6 openings on each side. After the matte board was cut, I used a hot glue gun to covered it with fabric making sure to pull the fabric tight around the matte. Then I applied my photos, pretty simple!
Note: If the frame you have chosen is missing the glass insert, you will need to purchase a piece and have it cut. You can do this at most local hardware stores, I bought my glass at Ace for around $8.00 and they cut it for me for free.