A memory frame

July's 'Bake and Make' now and this post will show you how to make a cute little memory frame, perfect as a gift or for yourself.  

This is great if you want to display any photographs, jewellery or special bits n bobs that you have. The frame can be used as a pin board for any reminders you need, a seating plan if you have a special event coming up (like a wedding for example) or you can actually just leave it and not put anything on it. I mean, the list is really endless.

And to make it even more appealing, it is so easy to do.

So here is 'A memory frame'...

What you will need:
Material, can be fabric or paper
A frame of whatever size/shape you wish to use
Pins or blue tack or small pegs
If you are using small pegs, I would use ribbon to hang them on as well.
What to do now:
Let us start by taking your chosen frame, remove the clear layer and the border if it has one. You don't need these two any more.
You should be left with the frame itself and the back (with the hooks or the stand on it).
Now measure out your chosen fabric or paper, I used a leftover wallpaper sample.
Put your frame over the material (pattern facing you), place where you would like the print in your frame and draw a line all the way around it. Cut this out.
Once you have done this, get the back of the frame (with the hooks on it), put the cut out material over it, making sure it fits this.
If it doesn't then fold any excess over the edge and cut it off.
Glue this down, making sure there are no bubbles or creases and leave to dry.
Place the dried backing, with the material dried, back into the frame.
Finally, using pins, blue tack or small pegs put your bits n bobs on.
If you are using the pegs then wrap ribbon around the frame, loose enough so you can put your pegs on, and glue that in place and voila, you are done.
Here is the final product...
Told you it was easy!
In a few steps, you can create this perfect memory frame that could display whatever you want!
Until next time
All photographs are my own!


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