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Kid’s Craft: Picture Frame

Making crafts with your kids can be loads of fun (especially when the end result can be displayed beautifully in your home).

This week’s craft shows you how to create a customized picture frame that displays a photo of your family, and is accessorized using Washi Tape.

Read on to see how you can create this!

Do you like this idea or have other suggestions for projects? Let us know in the comments below. :)

The Scotch® Brand Team… xox

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

TIME NEEDED: Approximately 30-45 minutes

Scotch® Brand Supplies:

OTHER SUPPLIES/TOOLS

  • Cutting Mat
  • Bristol board
  • Cork Backed Ruler
  • Utility Knife (or Scotch® 8″ Precision Stainless Steel Scissors if completing project with children)
  • Adornments such as: felt stickers, owl or letters

Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have featured in this project, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected these items.
Step 1 with scissorsFrame creation. Grab a piece if bristol board, and cut our a 4”x6” to rectangle with your utility knife.
1200x1200_FamilyDay_Step2Frame decoration. Begin at one end of the frame and line a strip of Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Green/White Swiss Dot along the bottom edge of the frame. Use your utility knife to trim the edge at the edge of frame. Continue the pattern by applying Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Blue next, followed by Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Pink Quatrefoil and then Scotch® Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Cracked.  Continue this pattern until entire frame is covered.
1200x1200_FamilyDay_Step3Frame trimming. Be sure to clean up your frame by trimming any excess tape around the edges by using your Utility knife or Scotch® 8″ Precision Stainless Steel Scissors (if you’re with your kids).

Embellishments. Now it’s time to add stickers or other adornments to the frame! Grab whatever items and adhere them to your frame. For this example, we spelled “F-A-M-I-L-Y” by using stickers, and also added our owl embellishments.

1200x1200_FamilyDay_Step4Final frame. Find a photo of your family and adhere it to the window to display for all to see!
FB_1200x1200_FamilyDayTada! You’re finished and have a lovely frame to display.

EXPERT TIP: Have fun with embellishments! You can find some neat items that work for your home’s colour scheme, so be creative.

Looking for some more project details? Feel free to follow our good friend Allison Cooper of Love Nest Design has more tips to help you out.


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