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Picture frame turned Pen & Paper Holder
I had this picture frame laying around for at least 5 years. So this was about time.
This How-to does not include the decorations. So before gluing everything together, it might be easier to paint and decorate the parts separately.
I added a vintage picture to the background, painted the frame and added a fringe of black lace.
I have kept the original hook on the backing, so it can be hung up.
Hope this isn't too confusing, if yes, let me know, I'll explain the best I can!

Posted by Alexandra Z. from Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel • Published See Alexandra Z.'s 5 projects »

  • How to make a pot. Vintage Paper & Pen Holder - Step 1
    Step 1

    Deconstruct your picture frame.

  • How to make a pot. Vintage Paper & Pen Holder - Step 2
    Step 2

    To create the depth, glue 4 chopsticks to the front side of the frame, like in the picture.
    The "foot" of the frame hasn't been glued yet, but that's how it will look like.
    (this is the backside)

  • How to make a pot. Vintage Paper & Pen Holder - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now glue the backing on top of the chop sticks. You now have a background.
    Glue the "foot" at the bottom, so that a pocket is formed.

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Alexandra Z.
Alexandra Z. · Tel Aviv-Yafo, IL · 5 projects
You're right! I think using 2 contrasting colors created that effect. It looks very dramatic! Happy
mew · Division No. 18, Unorganized, Saskatchewan, CA · 2 projects
that is so cool! it kind of reminds me of a little puppet theater in a way Happy

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