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Recycled Frame
I got a Fujifilm Instax mini 8 camera a few months ago. I didn't want to throw out the film cases as they are useful for storing the pictures in so they don't get damaged. I made cardboard frames from a cracker box and covered them with Washi tape so they would look pretty. Here is how I did it so you can make your own!

Posted by Pammie from Casper, Wyoming, United States • Published See Pammie's 6 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Recycled Instax Film Cartridge Frames - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started out with the empty cartridge. I took careful measurements of the center opening and the biggest side so I could make the sides of the frame the same size and it would stand by itself when finished.

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Recycled Instax Film Cartridge Frames - Step 2
    Step 2

    I used a Club Cracker box that was sitting empty on my desk and cut a rectangle the size of my outside measurements (3 3/8" x 4").

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Recycled Instax Film Cartridge Frames - Step 3
    Step 3

    I cut the center rectangle out (1 7/8" x 2 1/2").

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Recycled Instax Film Cartridge Frames - Step 4
    Step 4

    I used my first frame as a pattern to cut out a second frame then picked out washi tape to cover the cardboard frames.

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Recycled Instax Film Cartridge Frames - Step 5
    Step 5

    On the frame I covered with the red sparkly tape, I just put the tape on, covering all surfaces visible.

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Recycled Instax Film Cartridge Frames - Step 6
    Step 6

    With the purple tape with the designs, I mitered the corners.

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Recycled Instax Film Cartridge Frames - Step 7
    Step 7

    I used double stick tape to attach the frames to the cartridges, but you could use hot glue or tacky glue-- or E-6000 if you really want it to stick.

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Recycled Instax Film Cartridge Frames - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once finished, they should stand on their own.

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Kinhime Dragon
Kinhime Dragon · Denton, Texas, US · 692 projects
This is a great idea! I might try it
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