Friday, June 6, 2008


Unframed paper craft
This is a super easy, fast, and cheap craft to do with photos. This would be fun to do with a group of friends, so if any of my local readers are interested, let me know and we can get together ;)

You'll need:
a photo (if you can't order a square one, you can cut down a 4x6 or 5x7 yourself. Mine is 5x5)
Square piece of wood 1 inch bigger than your photo all around and as thick as you want it...doesn't really matter)
piece of scrapping paper the same size as your wood
modge podge or craft glue
double sided sticky tape (I use xyron's cheetah)
sand paper
your finger ;)

1. spread the glue thinly across the whole surface of the wood and then lay your paper on it. Use the edge of a debit card to push out the air bubbles. Use some more glue on the edges if they are peeling back. Let this dry a little bit.

2. apply double stick tape to the back of your photo and place in center of scrap paper

3. Using sandpaper, start scraping the edges of the paper. In a couple of places you might want to sand a little harder to make it look more randomly worn. Also if you want sand the edges of the photo and in different spots of the photo

voila! have fun!


deb said...

Just gorgeous (so is that photo!) I may have to try it with my little ones. :)

Kalai said...


I love your blog and the photo idea; I'm going to try it soon!

Thanks so much!

I've given birth 4 times, too!! We sooo rock, don't we? ;-)

It's nice to meet you!


Melanie said...

nice!!!! first time seeing your craft blog, great ideas!

Raesha D said...

I bought some wood plaques yesterday so we can get together anytime:):)