Fabric Photo Frames

Hello October! Well didn’t you sneak up on us pretty quickly! It’s been a little bit of a busy week but I am pleased to say that I have officially started my Christmas shopping! It is after all only 80 days until Christmas day (Eek)! So with that in mind I have been thinking about handmade present ideas. This weeks craft is how to upcycle an old photo frame.9.1

I brought this padded photo frame from a charity shop but the material is a little old and in need of a little update. This way you can change the photo frame to match your colour scheme or room. I started by separating the front of the padded frame from the back, this can be a little tough and can need a bit of gentle force to make it happen!

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Once separated carefully remove the material from the foam padding.

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Then select a piece of fabric that you love and cut it to size – slightly larger that the padding. Draw around the central space within the frame.

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Take the material and cut into the corners of the centre. Then start to glue the back of the padding. I used Copydex fabric glue.

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Starting with the inside of the frame start to fold the edges in and stick them down. When it comes to the corners leave them until last to stick down.

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Having applied more glue underneath, then fold the corners over and stick them down.

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Using the same glue, cover the frame backing before applying this to the back of the padding. Hold together until secure.

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And there you have it! A super simple present idea!

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All my love,9.1

God Bless,

Mims

xXx

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