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How to Frame a Print Like a {poor} Boss

DIY BlogChristina GavendaComment

Let's say you you have a print you'd like to frame. You have the frame and the print but NOTHING ELSE. What's a hack homemaker to do? I had some left over mat board but not a mat knife. Even if I did I am pretty sure I would cut off a finger because that's what I do. I did have crap scissors and some cotton lace I'd been saving for a special project. It's been 5 years and that special project hasn't come. You could also use ribbon, I've done that and didn't hate it.

Here's the deal: I would go out and buy awesome frames if I could. I do prefer more modern frames but I don't have the money to buy more materials. What I do have are hack skills to make something to give character to my walls. Ideal? No. Pretty? Yup. I'm happy enough with it. Over achiever? Nope. 

Less chatty more tutorial. Here ya' are ladies. 

Print and background card stock, poster board or mat board? Check. You could even use 2 layers of construction paper.

Print and background card stock, poster board or mat board? Check. You could even use 2 layers of construction paper.

Useable frame? Check

Useable frame? Check

Glue gun, scissors, and afternoon tea? Check.

Glue gun, scissors, and afternoon tea? Check.

Lace or ribbon? Check.

Lace or ribbon? Check.

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Hot glue your print to your mat board. Don't use a lot, a few dots will do. PLEASE line it up first :) A ruler can be helpful. Next start gluing down your boarder lace or ribbon. When you get to the corner fold it over and keep going but be careful to line it all up before you put any glue down. Look at those professionally cut edges...

FINISHED!

FINISHED!

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You know, I like it. It's not too bad for using only materials I had on hand. It fits into "eclectically" decorated home. Rest of my decor is not very feminine and so the lace doesn't over power. Have fun people!