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Picture of Simple Wooden Rose Picture Frame
I wanted to make a picture frame for my grandma for Christmas that incorporated roses into the design, as she really liked to garden when she could get around better. This frame has room for two 5 x 7 pictures and a rose design diagonally across.

I completed the whole thing in one day, so it's a quick project.

Step 1: Materials

Materials
1  -    1/2"x3", 3' piece of wood (I used poplar)
1  -    2' x 4'  wood panel, 2.5 mm thick
2  -   Regular photo frames, on clearance for $1.99 each
1  -   Can of wood stain

Tools
Router
Sandpaper
Jigsaw
Wood glue
Brush for stain
Hanging hardware
Utility knife

Step 2: Disassemble regular picture frames

When trying to find glass for this picture frame at the craft store, I was told they don't sell pieces as small as 5"x7" and it would cost a lot to get it cut. So, I instead bought some clearance picture frames that had small defects in the frame. That's ok, since we just want the glass, the cardboard backing, and some of the hardware if possible.

Make sure you measure the size of the glass piece or just use it as a guide for the next steps.

It took a bit of work to get the little pieces that hold the cardboard and picture in the frame off. If you have some sort of flat scraper, just get under it and pry up until it comes off. Same goes for the fold out stand that's on the back of most small picture frames.

 
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ChrysN4 years ago
The flowers look great, I'm sure your grandma will love it, nicely done.