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If you've been following my series on cost effective ways to decorate your walls with pictures you'll see I have a surprise!
#5 addresses what if You can't afford the frames. Yes, you can often find inexpensive ones in some stores, but what about making use of something you already have that wont cost you a dime, at least not for the reuse!
I'm sure you have shoe boxes, or other shallow small fairly rigid boxes lying round. So here's a throwback to my days as a package designer, making a 3D frame.
Start with choosing a box and select a pattern that works well with it. ( my tutorial uses something I had from anther part of this series). Print your pattern and make sure its large enough to cover your box/lid.
Lay the box/lid in the center of the back of the paper, then pencil lines from the corners to the edge of the paper, and then cut them on the line.
Spray the back of the paper with a heavy coat of spray glue. Place the box back on the paper in the marked spot, and begin folding over the paper on the sides and secure them on the inside with some strong tape. Fold up the ends last making all of the previous box hidden, and with a sharp clean edge.
Add a weight to the inside ( anything you find) I used an old battery. This helps to give it weight and substance and prevents it from blowing away. Now you see it resembles a painted canvas, that can also be hung without a frame.
Now, this might not be the best piece of art to apply, I just used what I had. Here below, I created a design using the long shoe box. In this version, I envision, you can paint the sides of the box a solid color and cut and apply the art/photo accurately on the face panel. You can group sereral of the same size boxes together, for a finished effect.
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