Hi! Friends, In this Instructable I would like to show how I made a photo frame out of paper. Here we use thick ivory card having weight around 300 gsm for making this photo frame. Download the template images or draw the template directly on to the ivory card using the dimensions mentioned.
Kindly watch the embedded video for visual tutorial.
[ I am not a native English speaker. So kindly forgive me if my English is poor.]
Step 1: Tools and Materials Required
1) Ivory Card
2) Cutting Blade
Step 2: Making Basic Structure
First of all, we will make the basic structure for the photo frame.
1) Take a sheet of ivory card or any type of paper of your own choice.
2-5) Either draw the template directly on the paper or take a print out of the template.
6-7) Cut out the template along the boundary of the template.
8-10) There you can see four lines in the template. Using a scale bend the along all four lines as shown in the image.
11-15) Paste both the sides of the cut out out template together as shown in the image. So we have a triangular box like structure with a L-shaped hollow portion at the base. We need such four pieces for the photo frame.
Step 3: Building Frame
Now we will assemble the frame using the four basic pieces that we have just made.
1-4) Take one of the basic piece and apply glue on to both the inner sides of the hollow portion at the base. Take another basic piece and insert it's tip into the hollow portion of the first one.
5-7) Now add a third piece to the assembling frame in the same manner.
8-12) Now, we have to add the final basic structure. For that, apply glue on to the inner sides of the hollow portions in both the assembling frame and the fourth basic structure. Add the final piece to the assembling frame as shown in the image. Now we have the frame.
Step 4: Room for the Photo
Here, we will make room for our photo.
1) Take a sheet of ivory card. Here, according to the measurements from the template we have the photo frame with side length = 15 cm. So cut out a square piece of side length 15 cm from the ivory card.
2-5) Apply glue on three sides of the square piece of paper. Paste it on to the frame as shown in the image. Now we have a pocket behind the frame with one open side.
6-8) Take a photo having appropriate size and insert it into the frame through the opening behind. Adjust the alignment of photo as required.
Step 5: Stand
Now, we will make a very simple stand for our photo frame.
1-3) Either draw the template directly on to the paper or take print out of the template.
4-6) Cut out the template from the paper as shown in the image.
6-7) Bend along those two lines in the same directions as shown in the image.
8) And there is small square piece of projection which should bent in the other direction as shown in the image.
9-11) Apply glue on to that small square piece of projection as shown and paste it on to the back of the photo frame. Before that make sure the alignment and height are appropriate for the photo frame.
Step 6: DIY Paper Photo Frame | How to Make a Photo Frame Out of Paper
So we have our photo frame in hand. Through this instructable I have just tried to make a very basic photo frame that is cheap and with less weight. You may choose other types of paper with designs or colored papers. Hope you all enjoyed this instructable. Kindly forgive my mistakes in the tutorial and please point out my mistakes and also give me your valuable suggestions for my future projects.