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Zero Cost Frames (Do It Yourself):

DIY Frames Display your latest artworks, latest family pics or your kids drawings in your home made Gallery Wall Frames.

This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own frames with things easily available at home. The best part is that they are changeable - you can change your pictures whenever you wish to; while the frame is still on the wall.

Watch this video for a detailed step-by-step tutorial.

Materials Required (Links given below):

  • Cardboard or Mountboard or any hard board available at home (I have used the thick back side of my painting book - A3 size Watercolor Pad)

  • Transparent Plastic sheet double sided/ 2 OHP sheets (I have used the plastic cover used for covering school books)

  • Corrugated Cardboard (I have used old packaging box by peeling off one side)

  • Acrylic Colors of your choice (I have used Black and Metallic Gold)

  • Chart paper (I have used the front cover side of the A3 watercolor pad)

  • Brush

  • Ruler & Pencil

  • Fevicol or any other glue for sticking

  • Blue Tac for putting the frames on the wall

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  • First you need to take the cardboard or any hard board as the base of the frame.

  • Now keep your painting over the the cardboard and mark your borders with a ruler and pencil.

  • Take a corrugated cardboard sheet and cut strips out of it to make the borders on all four sides.

  • Paint these strips with black acrylic color and a touch of metallic gold.

  • Stick the transparent plastic sheet on the base cardboard with fevicol and staple it from three sides along the edges to secure the painting in the correct position. Ensure that the fourth side is left open.

  • Now take the painted border frames and stick them over the plastic sheet.

  • Your DIY frame is ready. Insert your painting from the open side and check how it looks.

  • To cover the back side, stick any chart paper using fevicol.

  • Put the frame on the wall using Blue Tac.

  • You can change your painting / pictures anytime you wish even while the frame is displayed on the wall.

Watch the full video for a detailed step-by-step tutorial.

For any queries, you can ask in the comments. I will be happy to help.

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Shilpi Gupta
Shilpi Gupta
Sep 15, 2021

These frames are so ideal for any artist who wants to display their latest artworks on the wall.

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