How to Make Picture Frames

Making Memories Picture Frame

Making Memories Picture Frame
Making Memories Picture Frame
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This "making memories" picture frame is a great way to commemorate your school year or your favorite sports team -- or display pictures of your friends.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 paper egg cartons
  • Gold acrylic paint
  • Cardboard, 7x7 inches
  • Trinkets and mementos
  • Photos
  • Large poms
  • 9 inches gold cord
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft glue
  • Markers

How to Create a Making Memories Picture Frame:

Step 1: Cut two egg cartons in half lengthwise. Cut two cups from the end of each piece, leaving you with four sections of four cups each. Discard the extra cups. Paint all pieces gold; let dry.

Step 2: Glue the end cups inside each other to form a square. Let dry.

Step 3: Write a message on the cardboard square with markers, or use a fun computer font and print it out. Glue the edges of the cardboard to the back of the egg carton square.

Step 4: Fill the cups by gluing small trinkets and mementos into each. For cups that will have a photo, glue a large pom in place first. Cut photos into 1-1/4-inch circles, and glue them onto the poms.

Step 5: To make a hanger, glue the ends of a piece of gold cord to the back of the cardboard.

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