Asked on Dec 3, 2018

How do I make some cute paper frames for snapshots?



We are making a memory tree this Christmas with pictures over the years instead of ornaments. My husband has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, so this is for all of our family to focus on the good memories and to make new ones.

5 answers
  • Peggy L Burnette
    Peggy L Burnette
    on Dec 3, 2018

    H JeriLyn, this is Peggy. I am so sorry about your husbands diagnosis. God bless you for making memories for Christmas. I hope this helps you. God bless you all and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Method 1 Folding a Simple Origami Frame

    1. Get a square sheet of paper that's twice the size you want the frame to be. ...
    2. Mark the center on the front of the paper. ...
    3. Fold all 4 edges of the paper down by 1 in (2.5 cm). ...
    4. Flip the paper over and fold 3 of the corners to the center. ...
    5. Tape or glue the corners down in the middle.

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    3 Ways to Make a Paper Picture Frame - wikiHow

  • Em
    on Dec 3, 2018

    Use household items like glasses, tins etc to make circles and ovals on light cardstock and put the pictures on them. If you don't want to cut or otherwise alter the photo make a backing a little bit bigger and glue them together. Slide the photo into it like an envelope and hang with a ribbon by punching a hole in the paper not the picture.

    So sorry to hear about your husband. All of the hometalker's that read this will be praying and wishing him, you and your family a wonderful Christmas. A heartfelt Christmas hug to you and him from Pittsburgh PA.

    • JeriLyn Ewell
      JeriLyn Ewell
      on Dec 4, 2018

      That's a good idea also. Thank you for the prayers. We hope to make this an extra special Christmas.

  • Janerose
    on Dec 4, 2018

    so sorry to hear this for all of you...I've used the insides of canning jars...can also be made into magnets later

  • Jewellmartin
    on Dec 4, 2018

    Cancer sucks, and that’s a word I don’t use often, even after my own two struggles with cancer. It is wonderful that your family is pulling together to share good memories now, when your husband can participate and enjoy them and your presence. Best wishes to you all. ☺️

    • JeriLyn Ewell
      JeriLyn Ewell
      on Dec 4, 2018

      I totally agree! Cancer does suck! Sorry to hear that you've had to deal with it twice! Thanks for the well wishes! I hope your Christmas is wonderful and cancer free!

  • Lizbeth
    on Dec 4, 2018

    So sorry for your husband's diagnosis. Photocopying photos on a color copier (stores like Staples, Office Depot and print shops usually have them for use) allows you to cut the pictures to make ornaments. You can fit a lot of regular size photos on one sheet. You can also scan them and print out on a color printer. Use the "best quality" setting. Laser type holds up and doesn't fade, won't run like ink-jet if wet...our public library has one & each color page is 50¢. You can fit lots of photos on a page & can also resize or crop before printing. Either way it's hard to tell a copy from the original photo but using copies allows flexibility when crafting. I hope you have a good Christmas.

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