Wednesday, March 3, 2010

How to make a floating frame

First you need two frames that are bigger than the picture you want to frame. I bought two wood frames at the dollar store. They are document size frames, which is perfect for a 5x7 pictures.

You only need to sand down one of the frames but the first frame I sanded down turned out really good and I couldn't bring myself to paint it. Enter the other frame, I sanded it and then spray painted it black. I then tour off the hooks on the back.
I centered my picture and then just used the two pieces of glass from both frames to smash it and keep it in the right place. I know some people use adhesive to make it stay but I didn't want any chance of marks in the frame.
Then you hot glue the corners of the glass together. Then I hot glued a ribbon on the back to hold it up. Yes, I know my picture is being held up by a nasty orange thumb tack but I am not allowed to use my husband's drill at the moment. The orange thumb tack will be around until he decides to let me use it again or do it himself.

Why am I banned from the drill you ask? It has something to do with the Scrabble bracelets I made awhile back.


Lu said...

I can't believe you are STILL banned from the drill. It's a good thing we love our scrabble bracelets. :)

I love this frame! Once I actually get around to putting things up on walls here (which will probably be the week before we move out, at this rate...) I will definitely make one of these.

Bridget said...

That is such a good idea! I love those frames, but I am way cheap to buy real frames, so I love this idea. Ahh, one day when we have space...

Evelyn Perkins said...

Ooo! I like it! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas!

Chelle said...

Okay--I LOVE the project, so pretty!

And I lol'd about the banning of the drill. Only because I totally swiss cheesed up our bathroom wall with a hammer and nails...yikes! No more hammer for me :)

Stopping by from SITS--love your blog!

Abigail said...

That's a really nice idea. I'm not allowed to put holes in walls - I wonder if there's some way to make it free-standing?

And now I'm intrigued, off to read about the scrabble bracelets. Hope you get your drill privileges back soon!

Writing Without Periods! said...

I love this and it is something I can do!!! It looks very artistic without the pottery barn cost. Thanks.

carma said...

this is great; hope you get your drill privileges restored soon.