Monday, March 7, 2011

pressed for a frame

A few years ago I spotted a cool idea for making a frame out of a racket press, like this one:

I loved the idea, so I went on the hunt for my own racket. I found this one at a Goodwill for a buck. It actually came with a badminton racket which I promptly donated back to the store.

To make the frame, you'll need to gather a few additional supplies: foam board, scrapbook paper, craft knife, hole punch, and a glue stick.

Use a craft knife to cut the foam board the same size as the racket press. And yes, that is my duvet in the background. I often craft in bed while watching vintage episodes of SNL on netflix. What?

Cut two pieces of scrapbook paper the same size as your foam board. Cut a hole for the photo in the foam board and in one sheet of the scrapbook paper.

Line the photo up with the hole and glue to the uncut scrapbook paper. Next, glue the foam board on top of the paper, and glue the second sheet of scrapbook paper on top of the foam board.

Finally, punch holes ( I used an eyelet setter)  in the corners of the foam board sandwich, and screw the sandwich into the racket press.

Ta-Da! This is such a cheap and easy peasy way to add some whimsical decor to your home!

Check back tomorrow to see where my new frame landed, and take a peek at my spring-i-fied living room.



kelly said...

that's so clever! i'l going to be on the lookout for one of those!

Tracy said...

Love it- so creative!

AFormalFeelingComes said...

I love the way it turned out! I might just have to make one of these.

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