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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Framed photo board

My dear Auntie Racheel has one of these in her home and ever since I saw it I knew I wanted to make one. I found this frame at a thrift store last year before the boys birthday party and I used it for a photo booth. I wanted to use it for more and I knew I had to make this phot board. So it has taken me this long to borrow a saw to cut the plywood to fit in the frame.
So first step is to measure the inside of the frame and cut the plywood. Then measure where you want your holes and drill through the marks. Make sure that they are lined up or your ribbons will be crooked.

Then you cover your board with batting.

Then cover it with your fabirc of choice. I wanted burlap in a cream color.

Fold the burlap under and staple. It has to be close because you don't want any sagging.
Lay out your ribbon and cut it to fit. This step takes the longest time and is very stressfull because the holes have to line up.

Sew your buttons on using a technique with thick thread and an extra button on the back. The back button needs to be bigger than the hole.

So it should be threaded between the two buttons and knot the heck out of it!

This is what it looks like finished after the buttons.

Make sure you sew down or staple the ribbons on the edges. I ran out of staples so I sewed them down.

Place into the frame and screw the plywood to the frame. Make sure the screws are short enough that it doesn't go through the fram, but long enough that it will go into the frame.

Yay! The finished board. I added a metal curly thing on the top (not pictured here).

You can see the metal curly decoration in this one. I screwed it right to the frame.
The boys love it and I because it is such a big frame I had to only put cards on the bottom row and not pictures so they wouldn't get destroyed.

1 comment:

Michelle C said...

Absolutely amazing!!!! I love, love, love this!!! I made a mini one a while back using a canvas and I'm using it to hang Breanna's clips on.