When I was a child, I loved making things. I used to watch Blue Peter and Hartbeat and try to follow the tutorials and we went to pottery classes, which were amazing! I remember on one particular play date when I was probably about seven years old, I went to my friend Sophie’s house and we painted over doilies to make christmas decorations and we made decoupaged photo frames. I have kept the photo frame ever since – god only knows how it has survived.
It’s a shame these days that none of us print our photos as we used to. I’ve got so many nice photos that I have promised myself I am going to print so I’ve decided to make a few homemade photo frames, just as I did twenty five years ago! I’m going to try to make the tutorial ‘child-friendly’ so that you could do it with your own children.
You will need:
Lightweight fabric of your choice – I’m using Liberty’s Edenham E Tana Lawn (the Tana Lawn prints are the perfect weight for this project)
Acetate – I bought this from The Craft Barn
Pritt stick (child-friendly, remember!)
Scissors, ruler, pencil and chalk
1. According to the size and shape of your photograph, decide the measurements for your frame. Mine is going to be 15cm x 19cm.
2. Cut a back piece and a front piece for your frame from your cereal box, exactly the same size.
4. Spread pritt stick all over one side of your back piece and stick it on your fabric, leaving 3cm all the way round. This will be the right side, that will be seen.
9. Spread some pritt stick around three edges of the wrong side of the back piece. Place the front piece over the back piece – right sides out. Allow the glue to dry.
10. Slip the acetate and your photo into the side of the frame that is not glued together.
Easy enough to do with your kinders? Maybe, this will be a craft you can do with your children that you might actually want to display!