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Put your road-trip photos on display in your car!
I've been excited to craft some fun accessories for our new car and the first thing on my list was a cute little frame for Instax photos, so we could remember our favourite road-trips. The frame is designed to look like a postcard with a cute background when it's empty and has a clip made from sugru on the back so you can attach it to your cars air vents.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using an Instax photo for reference and scale, design the outer frame with hama beads. If you're using regular hama beads, this will be roughly 19 beads wide and 13 beads tall.

  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 2
    Step 2

    When you're happy with the design, cover it in wax paper and gently fuse the beads together with an iron.

  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make sure all the beads have fused before removing it from the frame.

  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now make the background for the frame. It should be the same size as the front of the frame but with a cute design in the middle which will show through when you don't have a photo in place.

  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 5
    Step 5

    Finally, we're going to make the middle of the frame which is one bead wide and only has one side, so we can slip our photos in and out.

  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 6
    Step 6

    Check that your photo fits nicely inside the middle frame before fusing the frame together.

  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fuse together the back and middle of the frame.

  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now use a strong all purpose glue to stick the middle of the frame onto the back frame.

  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 9
    Step 9

    And then glue the front of the frame on top.

  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 10
    Step 10

    Roll some sugru into a ball and press into the air vent on your car, so that it fits around one of the slats.

  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 11
    Step 11

    Remove the sugru and carefully press onto the back of your pegboard frame. Leave to harden overnight.

  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 12
    Step 12

    Clip your frame onto your air vent and it's ready to use.

  • How to make a beaded photo frame. Instax Road Trip Photo Frame - Step 13
    Step 13

    Pop a favourite road-trip photo inside and you'll be all inspired to take your next trip!

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