Intro: Using Scraps to Frame Art
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:
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.
Step 2: Lay Out Your Design
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
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.
- Then press another square onto the first.
Step 4: Done!
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
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.