Make Digital Photo Frames a Little Sexier With Ikea

Make Digital Photo Frames a Little Sexier With Ikea

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Taryn Williford
Jan 5, 2009

Happy New Year everyone! We're sure you're happy to see Unplggd back with regular coverage after our end of 2008 roundup—but bloggers need a break to celebrate the holidays, too! Did you notice that it seemed like every office party White Elephant game had at least a few digital photo frames in the mix? It must have been a popular unisex and "under $25" gift this year. While they're super cool for displaying a never-ending slideshow of your favorite pictures, the frames themselves tend to be a little... ugly. Here's a hack using an Ikea RIBBA picture frame to keep these anonymous gifts from ending up in your "re-gift" pile...

Over at Ikea Hacker, they're showing reader submissions using leftover Christmas junk hacked to awesomeness with help from Ikea. In this case (photographed with an iPhone, just so you know), two cheap white K-Mart digital photo frames become something much more worthy of hanging on the wall.

Using a larger frame (the 30 cm x 40 cm RIBBA) and getting a custom mat cut at a frame store leaves you with a very stylized broad white space.

A smaller frame (the 18 cm x 24 cm RIBBA) cuts closer to he actual size of the digital photo frame for a more traditional look. You can use the mat that's included with the Ikea frame to cut to the size of your digital frame if you've got a little gap.

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