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Frames

Explore 79 projects, 27 articles, 4 galleries, 61 videos, and more

Felt Frame Cover

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Growth Chart

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When Martha was a little girl, she loved being measured by her father to see how much she'd grown each year. A pencil mark on the kitchen wall marked her progress -- alongside the progress of her five brothers and sisters.
Materials
  • Awl
  • 5-foot length of unpainted wainscoting
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Drill
  • 5/32-inch drill bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Latex semigloss paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Letter stamps or markers, for child's name tag
  • Paper tag, for child's name
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Self-adhesive bumpers
  • 20-inch length of cord or leather lacing
  • 72-inch-long metal tape measure with adhesive backing
  • Photographs of child, cut to 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches
  • 1 3/4-by-1 1/4-inch magnetic-backed Lucite photo frames
  • Screw or hook
  • Permanent marker
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Souvenir Box

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Gathering and displaying a few treasured things from a trip to France and a vacation in Italy recall the exciting days spent traveling.
Materials
  • Wooden box with sliding lid
  • Glass cut to lid size
  • Utility knife
  • Balsa wood
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Wood glue
  • Fluid acrylic paint
  • Craft glue, museum wax, or pins
  • Materials tip: To exhibit keepsakes that are best displayed standing up rather than mounted, begin with a wooden box that has a sliding lid. Replace the lid with glass (cut to size by a framer).
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Button Picture Nails

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Making Ghosts

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Photo Centerpiece

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Windowpane Picture Frames

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Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Framing
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Frame with Velvet Ribbon Mat

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Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Framing
A treasured photograph requires a presentation every bit as special as its subject. In this project, executive creative director Eric Pike explains how he uses velvet ribbon and glassine to fashion a mat for some of his favorite pictures.
Materials
  • Archival glassine paper
  • Utility knife
  • Velvet ribbon
  • Picture frame
  • Rotary cutter
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler
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