Sometimes a great idea comes from trying to solve a personal need. I’ve been restyling my office/craft space and have long wanted a classy way to display all the random photos of kids and grandkids. These look so real your friends will have to pick them up and touch them to believe they are actually made out of cardstock. My friends did! I needed frames that were sturdy, that didn’t look too artsy craftsy and would allow me to change out the photos from time to time. I filled a waste basket full of proto types before hitting on the right method and technique. The simplicity was a huge bonus. And I’m loving that I can make all the frames I need.
These easy to assemble frames have a 3 dimensional look and don’t require a lot of fuss. The use of Pop-Dots gives depth and that hand carved look of a wooden frame. One simple layer of chipboard backing provides the durability. This is a great pattern even if you are handcutting. The full color photo tutorial included in the download shows the simple hinge technique for the back layers. It creates an easy way to change the photos whenever you choose, yet the layers remain flat.
Now I have a abundance of frames and will be making many more to fill my photo shelf. Paper Pop Up Photo Frames