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Fabric-Covered Frames

Add some texture to your photos with a veneer of fabric.




  • Picture frame
  • Kraft paper
  • Craft knife
  • Mounting adhesive (sold at office-supply stores)
  • Fabric
  • Fabric glue
  • 1/8-inch ribbon


  1. Step 1

    First, remove a frame's glass and back panel. Create a template: Trace frame onto kraft paper.

  2. Step 2

    Measure frame's outer and inner edges, and then mark on template. Measure the width of all four sides of the frame's back, and mark as well. Cut out template; trim corners.

  3. Step 3

    Affix a sheet of mounting adhesive (sold at office-supply stores) to fabric. Trace template onto the adhesive's back. Cut out frame cover. Remove adhesive's backing, and affix cover to frame.

  4. Step 4

    Using fabric glue, attach a 1/8-inch ribbon to the inner edge of the frame. Let dry.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2007



Reviews (3)

  • pb8300 10 May, 2012

    step by step instruction photos would be nice. the instruction says "do as in the photos". There aren't any.

  • KyBlue 25 Feb, 2011

    I'm lost. There aren't any photos showing how to do it.

  • cookieace 25 Feb, 2010

    An illustration would be helpful for the creation of a template.