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display your photography!
need a cool new way to display your photography? well now you can make this snazzy book frame! yaay

Posted by LastKoalaBear from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Published See LastKoalaBear's 33 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Book Into Photo Frame  - Step 1
    Step 1

    first you need a cool looking frame and an old book. i got both of these at a thrift store for under $3

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Book Into Photo Frame  - Step 2
    Step 2

    trace the shape of the back of the frame onto a piece of paper and cut it out. you will be using this as a stencil to cut a hole in the book

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Book Into Photo Frame  - Step 3
    Step 3

    then open the book and trace the shape of the paper onto the back of the cover. depending on the shape of the frame, you will need to pay close attention to what way you draw the image so the frame will fit from the front side.

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Book Into Photo Frame  - Step 4
    Step 4

    using an exacto knife, slowly cut out the shape. cut slightly outside the line so that the hole is big enough for the frame to fit through.

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Book Into Photo Frame  - Step 5
    Step 5

    put your photo in the frame. i used the leftover piece from the book to fill in the empty space that the back stand of the frame usually fills.

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Book Into Photo Frame  - Step 6
    Step 6

    this is what you have so far.

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Book Into Photo Frame  - Step 7
    Step 7

    now place the frame in the hole and from the back side, glue it in place. i used hot glue because it filled in the spaces nicely and it dries clear in case any leaked through the front.

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Book Into Photo Frame  - Step 8
    Step 8

    now glue the first page of the book onto the back of the cover so that you can't see the messy frame and glue. i only used a few small globs in case i want to change my photo, it will be easy to tear apart.

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Book Into Photo Frame  - Step 9
    Step 9

    now you're done! display your photography anywhere in your house with your awesome new frame!

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maryjayne.killick
maryjayne.killick · Hailsham, England, GB
Nice
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Vermin Jerky
Vermin Jerky · San Diego, California, US · 22 projects
Great idea, universal appeal, cheap, simple, and excellent results. I would bet actual cash money that this is going to be a featured project.
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Erin F.
Erin F. · Corvallis, Oregon, US · 2 projects
This is a really unique idea, can't wait to try it! ^_^
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