Mar 31, 2011

Gift Wrap a Frame: The Tutorial

Yesterday I showed the new wall art flanking the shelving unit in the playroom... well, the art is not exactly new but it's gift wrapped!  Does that count?


I wrapped the frame backing with gift wrap from Paper-Source and today I'm going to show you how I achieved the look... it's really just like wrapping a present.  So easy... grab your supplies and follow along with me!!!

  • frame(s)
  • gift wrap (or even kraft paper, fabric, wallpaper, scrapbook paper, decorative paper, a map, newspaper, magazine or book tear-outs)
  • scissors
  • tape or glue suitable for paper
  • photo, artwork, etc

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1  Open the frame and remove the backing.
2  Unroll the gift wrap and place the frame backing front-side down on top of the gift wrap.
3  Cut the gift wrap leaving a 2" border around the frame backing.  Note: before a cut is made, check the gift wrap to make sure the design is straight and/or positioned in the area you'd like to frame.
4  Fold the edges of the gift wrap over the frame backing along one edge and tape to secure (I used masking tape)....
5  Repeat step 4 on the opposite side.

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5  Fold all the corners over, one at a time.
6  Fold the entire edge onto the frame backing and tape to secure.
7  Repeat step 6 on the opposite side; all sides should now be taped to the frame backing.

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9  Turn the frame backing over, front side up.
10  Take the photo, artwork, etc (whatever you will be framing); turn it over and place tape or glue on the back corners corners (I used Glue Dots).
11  Secure the photo, art work, etc, to the gift wrap (I top-centered my photo, but it could be positioned anywhere on the gift wrap).
12  Insert the frame backing into the frame and secure, admire your work and hang it up!

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And just for kicks... here's a before and after photo of the wall art... from white to bluish-green... great punch of color!



If you decide to wrap your frames, email me photos, I'd love to see your new design!!!

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