Photo frames are love! They are really a good idea to gift someone or just to decorate your homes with your own memories. But the simple ones are a bit boring and the artistic ones are way too expensive to buy. What should a person do now? Relax! We have a very easy yet creative solution for you all. Why not make a photo frame by our own at home? It’s not at all difficult and I can say this with experience. Here I have given you instructions to make an easy and creative wood DIY Photo Frames at your home with just minimal cost.
To make a general sized photo frame, take a 4-inch wide pine board, which you can get at your home (which is actually almost 3.5 inches wide). I got the 8 ft length for a frame for a 16×20 print. I used a miter saw set at 45 degrees to miter the corners. When cutting your pieces, remember that the short side (inside) of each board should be about an inch shorter than the height or width of your print.
It is not mandatory to be accurate with your dimensions; however, it is important that both long pieces are exactly the same length, and both shorter pieces are exactly the same length. This will ensure that your mitered corners line up perfectly. I accomplished this by sawing through both pieces at once on the miter saw. If you don’t have a miter saw, you don’t have to worry. You can just make a frame without mitered corners, even that looks cool in itself.
Now, to attach these wood pieces, you need wood glue and some joiners as well .you can use any type of joiners like v-nails or any wood joiner would work. I used a lot of wood glue, pushed my pieces as close together as possible and hammered the joiners into the wood.
Now, your frame is ready, you now just need to put the prints or photos in the frame. To put that I used foam board, just flipped the foam board over, center the print in the frame, and stapled the foam board right to the frame. When I want to change the print, it’s easy to pop the staple out, take the print off the foam board, and tape a new one in, with no damage to the print or frame. If you want to hang the frame, simply hammer in a sawtooth hanger along the top.
You are done now!
To make it extra creative you can also paint the frame with some amazing colors to give it a different look.