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How to make an Easy Picture frame

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Picture frame tutorial
         Dear friends sharing an easy picture frame tutorial to make a unique 3 D frame to house “works of art”.This is a picture of the Egyptian Pharaoh King Tutankhamen coloured by my daughter with sketch pens and watercolours.
        My daughter will turn 8 at the end of this month and being rather enamoured of the “monster- high” dolls ,she wanted a monster high themed party.I must admit I can't stand the ghoulish looking dolls and cringed. Fortunately one of her dolls is “Cleo de nile” and so we managed to reach an agreement and have an “Egyptian theme” Birthday party instead.
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Picture frame tutorial
          The whole week my little girl and I  have been brainstorming about Egypt themed party ideas.When I printed King Tutankhamen’s picture from Colorkiddo  I never expected my little one would paint it so beautifully!
She used a shimmery gold water colour paint  for the gold on King Tutankhamen’s face!! She was so proud of it I just had to get it framed .
        Life is so hectic right now that I can't spare the time to go to a professional place to get it framed so I decided to make my own picture frame. I have made lots of handmade photo frames earlier and here are some of the tutorial links [Photo-frame tutorial 1,Photo-frame tutorial 2,Photo-frame tutorial 3]
          I didnt want to embellish the frame for this picture but didnt want a flat frame either.Luckily the Craft Gods were shining on me and my experimentation proved successful

3 D Picture frame tutorial

Materials Required

  • Double sided foam tape – 1 inch would be the easiest width to work with
  • Corrugated paper- different qualities of corrugated paper are available.The sturdier ones would be best to make the 3 D picture frame.Instead of corrugated paper you could also use foam sheets or textured card stock but corrugated paper is the easiest as its flexible and will take a bit of squishing!!
  • Cardboard or other base- I recycled a sturdy piece of cardboard to make the base of this DIY picture frame
  • OHP transparency / Acetate – optional if you want to give a protective cover from dust.

Here is how to make the 3 D Picture frame border

We cut out the painting and stuck it on corrugated glittery gold paper with foam tape for added dimension.
I stuck the corrugated paper with the painting on a sturdy cardboard base[ recycled!] and stuck 1 inch double sided foam tape all along the borders.
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Picture frame tutorial
I cut out corrugated paper to make the border frame the same length as the tape on one side of the picture but of width 2 and 1/4 inch. If you are using a different width of foam tape just double the width plus add a bit extra to get the width of corrugated paper to use.
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Picture frame tutorial
Stick the “right side” of the  corrugated paper on the inner half of the tape only. Press firmly using your fingers.
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Picture frame tutorial
Roll the corrugated paper like you were making a cylinder into the middle of the foam tape
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Picture frame tutorial
Stick the edge of the corrugated paper on the middle of the sticky foam tape
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Picture frame tutorial
Now press firmly on the outer part of your corrugated paper so that it sticks firmly to your foam tape
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Picture frame tutorial
Corrugated paper takes a bit of squishing without getting squashed!!Make half cylinder tubes for all 4 sides and you have a  beautiful  3 D picture frame
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DIY  3 D Picture frame 
          You can leave the ends of the cylinders open or glue semicircles cut out of corrugated paper to cover them like I have done here in the picture frame.
Optional step- Insert a transparency[acetate sheet] over the picture wedged between the 4 frame borders to protect your picture from dust.
         I hope this easy Picture frame tutorial will come in handy to frame a picture or even an image in card making or to create a 3 D frame for a photo in a layout.
Do tell me how you liked my kiddo's art and the frame tutorial .
Here are more links to what we made for our Egypt theme Birthday Party



Edited : This project got an honorable mention at Crafters Corner "special" theme

58 comments:

  1. Stunning frame and tutorial Sonia..Loz

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    1. Thank you so much Loz..it was so easy to make even I was surprised!!

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  2. I like the idea of an Egyptian party theme. Your daughter did a wonderful job at giving the shimmer shine to the artwork. Corrugated cardstock is perfect for this. Great job! When hubby & I firts moved to Dallas, TX we enjoyed a King Tut exhibit at the Dallas Museum.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Oh you are so lucky Melissa I have been fascinated by Egyptian civilisation since childhood!!

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  3. Wow!! Prisha has done a great job Dr Sonia..love the painting.. ok at last she said ok for the Egyptian theme party :) ..and the tutorial is so awesome well explained very very useful Dr Sonia Thank you so much for sharing ..i just love the corrugated sheets frame.. i will definitely use this idea :D

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    1. Radhika you put a big smile on my little girl's face with your comment..she is beaming at the appreciation!!

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  4. Very nice and congratulations for ur daughter

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  5. Wow, great project! The golden corrugated cardboard looks lovely! Thanks so much for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge!

    Hugs, Marja
    Stampavie and More DT

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    1. Thank you so much Marja...corrugated sheets are a weakness for me I cant resist buying them!!

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  6. Wow! your kid's work is simply great!My congrats to her!

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    1. Thank you so much Usha ji

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  7. it looks gorgeous, where did you get gold corrugated sheets??

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    1. Thank you so much Divya. I have a special liking for corrugated paper and buy it whenever I see it. The metal one and the glitter one are from a local supermarket called Big Market in Sahakaranagar, Bangalore

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  8. Really remarkable! Such a fun tutorial too. Love the entire finished project! Fabulous Job!

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  9. Really Remarkable. You are sure to be a Proud Mama. Fabulous and Fun tutorial! Fabulous Job!

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    1. Ha Ha Oh yes Jessica-- I was the proudest when she distressed 15 invitation cards!! Felt proud my little girl had the patience to work 2 hours nonstop

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  10. Oh wow Sonia...great work there by prisha! That frame looks fab...so neat.

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    1. Thank you so much Rupa-- ha ha even we were surprised how a bit of corrugated paper could be used!

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  11. Any praise for your daughter! Thank you for excellent instructions for making frame!

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  12. wow!! beautifully colored!!! she is really talented!! and nice frame... do post other stuff u do for her bday!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much Berina we have already made lots of Egyptian stuff- a carved stone with her name written in hieroglyphs and lots of salt dough egyptian themed symbols. Will share one by one

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  13. Seriously, how do you come up with all of your amazing ideas??!! When I saw the picture, I would have never believed it was a handmade frame!! It looks so gorgeous!! And wow, you have a budding artist...she painted King Tut perfectly!! This is just stunning!! I love, love it!! Happy Birthday to your daughter a little early!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Ha Ha Lisa I find it so difficult to visit the framing guy so I had to brainstorm a way to DIY!! My goal is to eventually learn to make a proper wooden frame the DIY way!!

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  14. Hugs to Prisha,super crafty like mom!! n Aww..such a lovely frame :) great idea n i love it..n ur gal is quite different,must say..prefers an egyptian themed party ha !! Would luv to see the other stuffs you create :)

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    1. Ha Ha Soundarya I had to do a bit of manipulation to get her enthusiastic about the Egypt theme as otherwise I would be doing a monster high doll party and I hate those ghastly dolls!!
      We have already made a life size mummy...I have to take pics before I blog about it! But I am so glad you said you would like to see the other egypt themed stuff as I was unsure whether people would be interested!

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  15. Absolutely brilliant tutorial and fantastic colouring, a wonderful picture, thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD this week and hope to see you again soon. Hugs Jo x

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  16. This is a lovely project and your daughter is ubber talented! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TTPH and good luck.

    Lori DT

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  17. great idea! a very cool effect!

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  18. She will be like you sonia, master in art & crafts, the painting is flawless and attractive, prisha moldathu onnu parayanuetto - she is the best little crafter. Initially i thought that it is a wooden frame. You have made it so beautifully dear

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  19. This is so beautiful and easy! I am going to give it a try :)

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    1. Thank you Disha its super easy- just make sure you press firmly on the foam tape otherwise the whole frame will fall apart!!

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  20. Wow how cool.................lovely indeed.

    Fiona DT
    TTPH

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  21. I wonder how much an eight year old can do since most of your work here seem to be done with her ideas and help :) *wonderstruck*! I wish my daughter too would grow up like her so we can have fun crafting time :D At first look i thought so complicated but such a simple idea underneath!

    Angela
    http://thecraftyangels.com

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    1. Angela my little girl has a creative streak and big "opinions" - this in fact backfires for her in her art class in school since she doesnt like to follow the art teachers instructions!!

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  22. Wow ! Prisha is so good at painting ! She has painted the face and details very nicely ! Keep it up Prisha :) I thought the frame to be of some other material at first. never thought it to be corrugated paper ,its Wonderful Thanks for the Tutorial Dr.Sonia ! Nice to see a post after a lo..on g time :D !

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja -my little girl is very good at drawing but usually doesnt have the patience to color.I told her so many stories about Egypt and mummies and Tutankhamen I think she was fascinated enough to complete the painting in one sitting.Yeah have been crafting on and off with kiddo but not taking photos - I missed blogland!

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    2. OMG!! Your little one is SO talented! Tell her that I'm a big fan of her work! :)

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  23. The frame is fantastic! I love all the gold :) Your daughter is clearly very talented and I can only imagine her following in your creative footsteps. I'm glad you're both in agreement about the Egyptian theme.

    Best crafty wishes!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty

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  24. See...that's what makes you stand out from the rest. You could have left the ends open, but Nooooo...you went and covered them like a professional and it makes all the difference! I absolutely love your frame and the tutorial was spot on. Happy Happy Happy Early birthday to your young lady and GORGEOUS job coloring the young King :)
    Happy Weekend Sonia and thanks for the great inspiration
    Lisa x

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  25. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 27 'anything goes' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  26. Lovely frame and image, thanks for joining in the fun over at Through the purple haze. good luck.
    hugs
    jo (dt) xxx

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  27. Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge
    x

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  28. Beautiful project great instructions on making the frame and your daughter coloured the image beautifully--thank you for joining our first challenge at Crafting At The Weekend
    Carol DT x

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  29. oops senior moment there should have said--thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

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  30. Oh! My...this is a wonderful image and so beautifully coloured by your little girl Sonia..Il ove the frame and gorgeous in gold..and an egyptian themed party does sound like more fun..and have the song "Walk like an Egyptian" going through my head now..lol.. thanks for that.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  31. what a great looking frame. I never would have guessed by looking at it that it was corrugated paper

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  32. Great make and tutorial. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Challenge.
    Cathy xx

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  33. Wow! Smart use of corrugated paper!!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Wish to see you again next time ;)
    Mikha xx

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  34. That is so cool! Thanks for showing us all the steps. Thanks for joining us at the Clear it out challenge blog. Check in tomorrow for our new challenge and to see if you are a winner :)

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  35. This is gorgeous! Its painted so well and what a creative way to frame it up TFS! And Thanks for playing along with us at Crafters Corner Challenge #16- Something Special! Good Luck!

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  36. Oh what a brilliant effect! Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes!" challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  37. What a lovely project. Great colors. Thanks for playing at Crafting at the Weekend. We hope to see you next challenge. Good luck.

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  38. Fabulous frame and your daughters picture is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at the Sarah Hurley challenge Blog!!

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  39. Very Creative Little crafter !!
    Way to Go !!
    Love the frame,......
    Good LUCK

    Thanks for playing with us at Crafters Corner ''something Special" Challenge !
    Riti DT

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  40. Great use of corrugated boards. The way you did it fits perfect for the art piece. So glad you joined us at Sarah Hurley challenge this month.
    xx Ria

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