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A hand made photo frame for my surfer bf
My bf loves to surf at the beach all the time. So that is how I came up with the idea of a beach scenery photo frame. I made the swans out of origami paper, folding them into little triangles and stacked them together.

I also made the plastic case myself. I cut the plastics at my school's plastic shop and glued them together using the liquid bond.

The top of the case can be removed so the photo inside can be changed. I glued sea shells and sand on the bottom of the case and printed a photo of a nice beach scenery on a transparent paper for the back of the case, so that light will shine through.

by angelichigo.

Posted by angelichigo from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See angelichigo's 22 projects »
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  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Origami Love Swan Photo Frame - Step 1
    Step 1

    For the pair of swans, approximately 1004 sheets of 38x60mm coloured papers will be need.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Origami Love Swan Photo Frame - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold horizontally sideways

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Origami Love Swan Photo Frame - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold in half, with both ends folded downwards

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Origami Love Swan Photo Frame - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn over, you will have something like this.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Origami Love Swan Photo Frame - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the corner of the both sides upwards

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Origami Love Swan Photo Frame - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the bottom half triangle up to meet the top triangle

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Origami Love Swan Photo Frame - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold in half sideways

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Origami Love Swan Photo Frame - Step 8
    Step 8

    You will have something liket his

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Origami Love Swan Photo Frame - Step 9
    Step 9

    You will have two holes at the bottom where you can insert the tips of another triangle

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Origami Love Swan Photo Frame - Step 10
    Step 10

    Repeat and insert all the triangles to form shape

    Use dark colour first as base and slowly work your way introducing lighter shade of the same colour

    Refer/Download template for detailed instructions in forming the swan in shape

    Have fun!

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
aaaaaw this omg cute , soooo yummy kitschy , i love this beautiful and pretty,
can you give me a link how i must fold the triangles and then making those swans , they are soooo awesome, i wanna make them too;-D
anyway i adore your project!!!!;-D
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Lanie V.
Lanie V. · Edmonton, Alberta, CA · 86 projects
That's Awesome!
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shawnie w.
shawnie w.
tht is beautiful! can you tell me how to make the tiny paper triangles? you really should do a how to!
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GreenLeaf
GreenLeaf · Essex, England, GB · 52 projects
Looks amazing!
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angelichigo
angelichigo · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 21 projects
yes i did, everything you see there is made by me...except the sea shells...=P
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JK<3
JK<3 · Providence, Rhode Island, US · 8 projects
ummmm i would love to learn how to make those swans!!!!! did you make those too??? if you did you should do a how to!
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BubblesPop2Fast
BubblesPop2Fast · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 16 projects
so pretty! i bet your BF will totally love it!
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