A simple idea is sometimes the best. Here, I show how to make frames for any of the prints you might like to display, show, or simply have on your desk or dresser. Pictures, no matter how much we like them tend to become passe' after awhile. So why spend a lot of money on frames that could be put to better use elsewhere? Gather up some cardboard, the kind cereal boxes are made of, get your tools and make your own frames!

Step 1: Scavanged or Reused Materials and Tools

Picture of Scavanged or Reused Materials and Tools
Save cereal boxes, and other types of packages that have ample surface area. In this instructable, cereal boxes are used as well as some stiff cardboard from other packaging material. Regular cutting, marking, drawing and painting tools are needed as well. Some good quality glue is also needed.
Great instructable. I am in the need for a picture frame and have quite a bit of leftover cardboard in need of use. Thanks!
ANTQNUT5 years ago
This is a crazy idea but I wonder if I coated some clear nail polish over the dry paint it would add some shine...
Creativeman (author)  ANTQNUT5 years ago
Yes, but why not just use acrylic gloss finish?  Water, soluble, easy clean up, very durable.  Cman
Nicely done project!

Creativeman (author) said: "use acrylic gloss finish"

Would that be similar to the acrylic floor wax products (such as Mop-N-Glo?) found in the household cleaning chemicals section of a store?
ANTQNUT5 years ago
I was just looking at an instructable on how to make a picture wall. As I was reading I thought-- It would really be nice not to have to go out and by umteen frames to do this I wonder if there's an instructable...... and voila! I scroll down and here this instructable is. Thank you so much for posting this! I love your instructables btw.

Cheers, Antqnut
Creativeman (author)  ANTQNUT5 years ago
Thanks for your comments ant1nut. Cman
ANTQNUT5 years ago
I Was hoping to hang my frames when finished.. would foam adhesive pads work? (I have used it before for cork board-- doesn't damage wall =)

chabias5 years ago
Wow! Those look like real wooden frames! Great job!
they do, very nice!
Creativeman (author)  chabias5 years ago
Thank you! Cman
tomstedham5 years ago
This is an awesome intstructable@!!! I'm gonna make some frames tonite! Thanks!
Ninzerbean5 years ago
Amazing! Great job.
Creativeman (author)  Ninzerbean5 years ago
Thanks, NB....Cman