This is an easy to make frame that makes a great Mother’s Day gift. Consider framing a recent picture of the child to make the gift extra special.
A piece of fun foam a few inches larger than the photo
A photo to frame
A hole punch
Glue (like Elmer’s glue or a glue stick)
About 6 inches of thin ribbon or yarn (for hanging the frame)
Fabric paint, sequins, buttons, yarn, ribbon, feathers, etc. (all are optional decorations)
Directions for the project-Choose a photo to frame. Then you need to decide on a shape for your frame and draw it on a piece of foam. Cut a piece of foam that is at least 1 inch larger than your photo on all sides. If you are cutting an oval or heart shape, draw half the shape on a folded piece of paper, then cut it. Use this template for cutting the foam. Cut a display hole in the other piece of foam (the piece that will be the front). This hole can be any shape you like, just make sure that it is smaller than the entire photo and is big enough to show the important parts of the photograph. Put the glue on the back of the frame. Glue the back of the frame and glue your picture in place. Cut a thick piece of paper for the back of the frame (it should be slightly bigger than your picture but smaller than the frame). Glue it to the back of the frame to provide stability. Using a hole punch, punch a hole towards the top of the frame. Decorate the frame with foam cut-outs, yarn, buttons, feathers, ribbon, fabric paint, sequins, etc. Tie a thin, short ribbon (about 6 inches long) through the hole punch hole this will be used for hanging the frame.
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