Frame Up!


Do you ever wonder how to save up on some of the paper items, that come to our home on a regular basis? I’m sure you do; especially with all these re-usability trends around!

I for one, had this naive idea from a long time and finally got to implement it lately! Frames… Simplest of the things to start with, with even simpler raw materials needed for them. We all get some boxes in our home from our various purchases or gifts; like when we get shoes, drapes, dry fruits etc. Mostly, one would throw these boxes away after the item within is used, or some would use them to contain certain other items from around the house. So, some like us, can turn them into something beautiful. Things needed:

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Also, you may have some ribbons for later!

First of All…

Draw a line on the interior portion of the box, to make your frame’s margin –

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Then, cut a hollow within that margin –

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Don’t worry if it isn’t evenly done 🙂


Take a color paper of your choice, cut them to proper measure of each side of the box, and glue them nicely –

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I used the paper to cover up the uneven craftsmanship from before… Well, as much as I could 🙂


Decorate around the corners a little, with the ribbons and other small, cute items (I used some buttons) –

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You may use some glitter for decoration too…

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Find anything around the house that you’d feel like framing. I chose a Christmas decoration on my wall to frame –

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Don’t throw away the previously cut piece out yet. It will come handy… If you feel like framing a picture; place a transparent sheet on the inside portion of the frame,

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p.s. I didn’t have the good sheets, so just showing you with a dummy one, for example 😉

cut some slices out of the left over piece and glue them on top of the sheet (this is done to leave some space between a picture and the transparent sheet, to avoid humid sticking),

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and place a sheet or thin cardboard piece over the lot, to hold the picture…

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p.s. I didn’t have a picture either, so using a magazine for example :p


Yes! And all of this, within an hour… Try it and let me know what you think…

What more can you think of doing with such a box? Open to all sorts of craft suggestions 🙂

  1. That is nice. It is not simply a matter of saving. More than the saving itself, it is also the fun of creating and the satisfaction you feel once you finish, right? Frames, they are everywhere, in malls, groceries, bookstores, but none of them have you!

  2. I love the idea of reusing materials in such creative ways! I have to admit I am not very good with manual crafts (this is coming from a Designer who can do almost anything digitally but who is terrible with handcrafted goodies). But your step-by-step was so good that I am tempted to give this a try 🙂

  3. I didn’t do much handcraft but now I’m doing a scrapbook with my girlfriend and I think I’m improving. Your Frame give some ideas about bringing materials together. But this DIY is really cute and I’ll try it 🙂

  4. Funny i would buy those expensive wooden frames when I can make one myself. I didnt even think about the many cartons or papers we have at home. Thanks for this awesome idea.

  5. Amazing! You are really good at crafting. You make me feel like I need to craft those bulky magazines and papers I have. I just need to be creative as you are and I believe I can do something like this. Looking forward to do some crafting thingy with you 🙂

    • Thank You, Eunis 🙂
      Really appreciate your praise… I will absolutely look forward to some crafting with you… Do share your creativity with those magazines… I know you can make pretty vases with them 🙂