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30 mins

quick and easy
I love little gifts that are quick and easy, but still handmade. This is one of those gifts.

As a scrapper, I truly believe in the importance of photos, as I think we all do. I think that a great photo in a personal frame makes a great, lasting gift. I used to just buy frames, throw a picture in it, and call it a day. Now, however, I have decided to alter the frames or at least create cute little mats.

Just wanted to share how I do it…

Posted by stephenie h. from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States • Published See stephenie h.'s 3 projects »
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  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Photo Border - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, I pick a frame with a pre-made mat. This makes the whole process 110% easier.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Photo Border - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, I used my adhesive on the inner and outer rim of the mat and cover it with paper.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Photo Border - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using a craft knife I cut out the inner and outer edges of the mat.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Photo Border - Step 4
    Step 4

    For this one, I then decorated the mat with some embellishments. My frame was for a 5×7 photo, but had a 4×6 photo.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Photo Border - Step 5
    Step 5

    I used a coordinating paper to line the back of the mat to add the photo to.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Photo Border - Step 6
    Step 6

    Finally, I added a little flower and my photo and put it all together.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Photo Border - Step 7
    Step 7

    I honestly did all of this in the span of about 20 minutes over my lunch hour.

    I just think it is a fun and pretty way to not only give a photo, but to give a little bit of yourself as well. It is another one of those “little touches” that I think adds to any gift.

    Thanks for reading and I will be back with more ideas!

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EVEnl
EVEnl · Schipluiden, South Holland, NL · 316 projects
Very nice, cute picture too!
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