Paper Frames! Why Didn't We Think Of That?

Paper Frames! Why Didn't We Think Of That?

Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 10, 2010

If you're like us, the holidays are coming and there's a small collection of artwork sitting in the corner waiting for frames! We never have a problem supporting local artists and purchasing their work, but framing them can get pricey. Instead try a more homegrown framing approach and make your own — from grocery bags!

Although this isn't a proper frame it does have major advantages when it comes to cost and at least getting pieces on your wall before guest arrive. Make a grouping of them and it becomes a statement instead of... well... a paper frame on the wall.

Each one is traced from a simple template and then cut out and designed by hand. Don't worry if you're not an artist, they're just little shapes that when repeated give a great effect. If you wanted to take things a step further, try attaching an extra piece of cardstock to the back and leaving one side unglued. This will allow you to swap in and out artwork whenever you want and eliminate the need for tape to hold things in place.

Check out all the details over at Design*Sponge and get started making your own before your guests arrive!

Image: Design*Sponge

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