June 23, 2024

Selfies are all the rage, and what better way to accessorize your photographs than with a personalized photo frame? 

Good for anytime usage and amazing for parties and gatherings, this quick step-by-step tutorial for how to create a custom picture frame will increase those
Instagram likes in a heartbeat.

Materials: Foam 20-by-30 inch poster board frame, paintbrushes, paints (the paint color is up to you), a small box-cutter knife, a pencil, a ruler and additional  materials (up to your discretion) to design the board.

Suggestion: Paint stencils for neat designs, stickers and glueable images, which can be found at Walmart or your nearest crafts store.  

Step 1: Gather your supplies. 
Depending on how many frames you will be making, you will need at least one foam 20-by-30 inch poster board frame. 

Step 2: Begin by painting your board(s) two layers of the desired paint color. Let the paint dry.

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Step 3: Using a ruler and a pencil, measure an equally spaced square in the center of the board.  

If you are going for a ‘polaroid’ type frame, center the square towards the top of the board, leaving more room at the bottom (at least two inches more). 

Step 4: Using a box-cutter knife, carve out the pencil-lined square as if carving a pumpkin. 

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Step 5: Decorate. Be sure to erase any leftover pencil markings and decorate with additional materials to get the desired personalized look. 

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Make sure to let additional glue or paint dry before usage.

Hold up this frame and take selfies or pictures with friends, or set it out for photo booth usage.

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