DIY lovers to report! If the creation of furnishing elements, made entirely with your own hands, is on the list of your hobbies, then this guide is for you. Have you ever wanted to embellish the rooms of your home with beautiful photographs, but not to find the frame that is right for you? Then we’ll take care of this problem! In this guide we will see how to create photo frames on the wall . Prepare the necessary material and put your imagination into action with us.

When you think about creating frames for homemade photos, the first thought falls on poor art. In fact, with recycled materials, you can make very nice frames. 




Start the work by measuring your photo and tracing its area on a rigid cardboard support. Around this, draw and cut a frame as wide as you want, better if larger than 2 cm (for greater practicality in processing). Using a cutter or scalpel, cut out the inner area from the cardboard and repeat the work on a second carton. At the end of the process, you will get two identical frames, which can be worked in a number of infinite combinations. Provide decorative paper, also adhesive, and made from this 4 strips longer and wider than the sides of the frame. For example, if one side measured 4 x 30, you should cut 6 cm wide and 34 long strips. Place each strip on the board to cover the top surface, fold the excess and glue the flaps on the back. You can perform this step with any type of paper material but pay attention to some details: the most solid works prefer golden / silver / holographic paper, plus vinyl glue. This does not surprise you, because this variant of paper, thanks to the inner metal layer, is naturally more resistant than the common decorative paper for gift packages. Moreover, the drying vinyl glue becomes similar to plastic, and this gives the porous support the necessary rigidity. The decorative coating should only be applied on one of the two frames, not on both! more vinyl glue. This does not surprise you, because this variant of paper, thanks to the inner metal layer, is naturally more resistant than the common decorative paper for gift packages. 


Tell the truth, you have just printed some beautiful pictures , but you just do not know where to put them: in fact, buying a cheap frame , the risk of making anonymous any shot, however well cared for, is around the corner. What is the alternative, then, if you can not spend big money? Simple, create by yourself some nice photo frames . Accomplice also the crisis, more and more people are rediscovering the pleasure and satisfaction of DIY, venturing into more or less difficult jobs, which save money and give space to your imagination. For the dining room or for the children’s room, it does not matter, in this guide we will see how to make fun and great frames .First you choose the photo to frame; also chosen the type of frame to achieve, get two cards. You will choose the size according to your tastes, obviously they will have to be bigger than the chosen picture of at least five centimeters per side. The two cards should have the same size, but not for this the same thickness. You can choose to use a bigger cardboard to use in the front of the photo holder. Take one of the two cards and mark the outline of your photograph above. Be sure to center it well and cut out the rectangle you just designed. You have thus obtained the structure of the photo holder.



The lovers of the decoupage , know how it is possible to realize independently, not only objects with a little ‘patience and manual skills, but also create freehand small works (for example frames drawn on the wall), which have nothing to envy to those of the most famous contemporary artists . If you are interested in finding out more about the topic, follow the advice below (I will show you how to draw frames on the walls , with little expense and little effort, quickly creating a small work of art, worthy of compliments). Let’s see how to do together.

Keep in mind that to perform this work, you will need to use quality products and tools. Buy what you need in a special dècoupage shop, asking the employees not to make mistakes (even if you do not need exceptional manual familiarity, it’s still an operation that requires a minimum of precision). If you wish, you can also buy a découpage magazine, so you can take a cue and points of reference for the work you have to do.

So start the work by using a square template of rigid cardboard. Draw a reference with a pencil on the wall that will allow you to easily perform freehand work. Then mark on the wall the necessary frames appropriate to the images, photos, drawings, etc. What are you going to enter, having the foresight to center the figures at best.