Introduction: Using Scraps to Frame Art

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Have some cool art and don't know what to frame it with?

Are you on a budget?

Do you also have some scraps of Scrap-Booking paper lying around that you don't know what to do with?

Solution: Using some of those neat scraps to frame your art!

Step 1: What You Will Need:

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1) Elmers Glue

  • The kind I used was 5 FL OZ
  • Clear School Glue
    • If you do not have Elmers Glue in liquid form, a glue stick or another type of glue would work just fine.

2) 25-30 Small squares of Scrap-Book paper

  • All of mine are cut between 1" and 2" inches.
  • You could make the squares as big or small as you'd like.
  • You will need about 25-30 of them depending on how big they are and how they are arranged.
    • My art work is 9" X 12"
    • So, depending on how big your art is, also determines how many squares you'll need.
  • They also don't need to be perfect. As you can tell with mine, they're all a little different in shape and size. However, If you do want them perfectly square, feel free! It is up to you!

Step 2: Lay Out Your Design

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Once you have all of your squares cut, organize them around your art work in a design that is appealing to you. Then, spread them out around the art work in the order that you had; so that it's easier to remember where they were and how you will glue them down.

Step 3: Glue on Your Frame

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Now it's time to glue your frame on!

1) Start at a corner.

  • Place a dot of glue in the desired corner you wish to start with and press the square onto the glue.
2) Place a dot of glue on the square already glued down and a trail of glue along the edge of the art.
  • Then press another square onto the first.
3) Continue gluing and pressing all around your art work.

Step 4: Done!

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You have successfully framed your art using cute, simple materials already at your disposal!

Now that everything is glued on, flip your art over and let it dry over night.

  • This makes it so that none of the corners of the scrap-book paper turn up from the glue.

Step 5: Hanging Your Art

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Now, If you decide to hang your art work, Here's what you'll need:

1) 6" of ribbon/string

2) A Stapler

  • Tie the ends of your ribbon together.
  • Place the tied ribbon along the edge of your art you wish to be the top.
  • Staple the string to the art work.
    • Note** Staple above the knot in the string and only use about 3-4 staples.

Step 6: Hang and Enjoy!

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tomatoskins (author)2015-02-09

Unusual and creative frames are the best!

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