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Outlet Plate Picture Frames - Easy as pie and oh so cheap to make...
This is it...Outlet Plate Frames.

I see plain outlet plates in the hardware store all the time and I have a ton of photos - so I thought about putting them together, an entire wall covered in these babies might look very interesting.

They can be screwed into the wall or on the door or just about anywhere.

So here's the $$$ rundown for my Outlet Plate Frames:

Posted by Steven James from San Francisco, California, United States • Published See Steven James's 17 projects »
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  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Outlet Plate Picture Frames - Step 1
    Step 1

    The metal outlet plates are about a buck a piece, the plastic pieces are fifty-cents each.

    I covered them with black spray paint which was the most expensive item at $2.99 a can - I only needed one - and still have more paint for other projects.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Outlet Plate Picture Frames - Step 2
    Step 2

    The new screws, which are crucial to have, because most outlet plates come with stubby screws that won't screw into the wall were .25 cents a piece - you might need two, you might need one - depends on the plate you pick.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Outlet Plate Picture Frames - Step 3
    Step 3

    So to make just one frame it's less than 5 bucks - I already had the glue, the stamp and stamp pad, as well as the paper punch. I used FREE paint chip samples (also from the hardware store) to decorate one of the frames:

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Outlet Plate Picture Frames - Step 4
    Step 4

    just paper punch the chips and use Modge Podge to attach them to the frame.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Outlet Plate Picture Frames - Step 5
    Step 5

    After you cut the photo to fit inside the outlet, apply a drop of glue into each corner.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Outlet Plate Picture Frames - Step 6
    Step 6

    And the finished project, stamped with an interesting pattern I had in my craft stamp collection.

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Ginger Snapped
Ginger Snapped · Sacramento, California, US · 31 projects
HOW COOL IS THIS!!!! WOW i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im going to make some now Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Awesome idea! love it
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Lucia
Lucia · San Luis Obispo, California, US · 6 projects
clever idea!
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Candice C.
Candice C. · Wylie, Texas, US · 49 projects
how nifty! Happy
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