3 Brilliant Ideas How to Use Photo Frames

Take a few photo frames and make something different!

By Hometalk Hits

Step 1: Remove all inserts from the frames

For this projects use four 8" x 10" frames and four 4" x 6" frames.

Step 2: Glue glass into place

Add a drop of glue to each corner and place the glass back into the frame. Allow to dry for an hour.

Step 3: Glue frames and secure with tape

Using Painter's tape, tape each corner after applying glue to the edges.

Step 4: Assemble the roof of the structure

Make the roof using the four 4" x 6" frames, and connect them to create the peak.

Step 5: Secure frames with tape and let dry

Put painter's tape on your joints and allow to dry one hour.

Step 1: Clean old frame and remove hangers

You can find frames at thrift stores, antique malls or yard sales.

Step 2: Measure wood around the frame opening

To display the items you will build a box on the back of the frame.
Make sure the frame wouldn't stand too far away from the wall.

Step 4: Secure wood pieces together as a box

Use wood glue on the ends of each piece, and then trim screws to attach the pieces together.

Step 5: Attach the wooden box to the frame

Apply wood glue around the opening of the frame (on the back side).
Place the box and attach to the frame using trim screws.

Step 7: Level and fix the shelves to the box

Attach the shelves using trim screws.

Step 8: Cut and attach plywood to the back

Place a thin piece of plywood over the box and mark the size. Cut the plywood to shape.

Step 9: Apply coats of paint and wax

Apply to coats of paint to the frame, back and inside shelves. After the paint has dried, apply wax to seal the wood.

Step 10: Attach the plywood back to the box

After the wax has dried, glue the back to the box and secure with trim screws. Add hangers onto the back/plywood.

Step 2: Trace edge of frame with a wax crayon

That way you'll know how far in the edge of the frame covers the glass.

Step 3: Paint time and place onto the glass

Type out this information on a piece of paper as a mirror image.
Place that paper behind the glass and paint the info on.

Step 4: Paint a clip art design on the glass

Using the same technique, add an embellishment and leave to dry.

Step 5: Glue scrapbooking paper to the back

Trace the back of the frame's outline onto a piece of scrapbooking paper. Cut and glue to the inside of the back of the frame.

Step 7: Put back glass and add more mementos

After the painted glass has dried, place the glass back into the frame and put the back into place.