Ginger Snap Crafts: DIY photo frame using your Silhouette Cameo {tutorial}
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Monday, November 5, 2012

DIY photo frame using your Silhouette Cameo {tutorial}

DIY photo frame with your Silhouette Cameo

On Friday I posted a giveaway for LDS Temple Wall Art.
If you haven’t enter yet go {HERE}.
I promised a tutorial on how I made the frame today. 
It was super easy!

First up I went to my Silhouette library & found this cute frame shape (see below).

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I opened up that shape with my Silhouette software, & then I enlarged it to the size I wanted. I added a rectangle in the middle that was just a little smaller than my temple print. This would be my frame opening. As you can tell this frame was HUGE!  So I had to cut my vinyl in two pieces.

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Next I pieced my vinyl together on a piece of very thin plywood that I bought at Lowes.
Using a jigsaw my hubby cut it out using the vinyl piece as pattern.

DIY frame tutorial

Then I removed the vinyl, sanded the wood & painted it.

diy frame by ginger snap crafts

To put my picture in the frame I just used some washi tape
to hold the picture to the frame. I know this isn’t very fancy! ha! Buuut it worked.
TIP: You can cut a piece of poster board to same size as your picture
and tape that so you don’t have to put tape directly on your picture.

make your own frame

I think it looks great sitting on the mantle! Smile

fall mantel

Remember if you’d like to enter the temple print giveaway go {HERE}.

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9 comments:

  1. There are so many places I could put a picture frame like that! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. Oh wow! This is one pretty and bold frame. Loved it!

    Found your post through gunny sack linky party :)

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  3. This is just great! I love your silhouette tutorials!

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  4. I love the Salt Lake Temple and I appreciate your tutorials.

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  5. Looks awesome! You know this is actually one of the reasons I wanted a silhouette. I saw Stacey's tutorial last year how she drew the design out then laughed at the thought of me doing the same (drawing is not my specialty). I told myself once I got a Silhouette I'd make one but have yet to try. Thanks for inspiring me to! :)

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  6. this is AMAZING!! You did a great job cutting it too!

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  7. What a great idea! Love how it turned out!

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  8. Love this!!! My husband wanted to know if this was paneling or plywood? If so whats the thickness? Thanks

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