DIY Picture Frames
I had been working on a new skill - learning to draw - and wanted to hang my work on my walls to mark my progression. But! Picture frames are super expensive so I decided to make my own out of scrap materials from previous projects.
So, I had some leftover plywood. The cheapest kind from HomeDepot. Then, cut it into 12” strips
Then, sanded them down with a power sander.
After that, I used wood glue and a grip to connect pieces.
After that, I used Kona wood stain - leftover from many other projects! - and let them dry with 3 coats.
After that, I used polyurethane on each piece. Probably 4 coats total. Then, I used some brackets from Amazon to connect all 4 pieces.
I needed the hook that puts them on the wall so Amazon supplied!
Next I used some poster board from the dollar store for fake mattes. I like the dollar store for poster boards.
Used some upholstery staples to connect it all together and Viola!
Frames and pictures look....? What do you think?
I frames 7 pieces easily for less than $30! I count that as a total win!
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Published February 12th, 2018 10:33 PM
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Wanda Howard on Dec 07, 2020
Wonderful work. I cannot do faces AT ALL. Good job.
Ladyphy2001 on Sep 25, 2021
Looks so nice. The artwork and the diy frames. Keep honing your talent and have fun!
Your art looks fantastic. You're a beginner? My question is, how did you attach the art to the colored backing?
so what size is the art? I guess the frame is 12x10?