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Drab to Fab – Fabric covered photo frames

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Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

So are your frames beautiful as well! Or you making do with run of the mill standard frames? Worse still you have just spent good money on getting a frame made? Another question – just redone your house but the frames don’t match the walls anymore so you bought new ones?

Well if your answers are yes, we may just be able to help with some real cool and budget friendly AND UNIQUE ways of getting those frames updated!!

Fabric frames - Source:

Fabric frames – Source: Home Happy Home

Well cover those frames with a fabric of your choice. The most important part being the FABRIC you choose:

  • Look at old scraps of fabric lying in your house
  • Go to the local fabric store
  • Get online and choose or upload a design and get a custom fabric (1 meter) printed and delivered at

Other supplies

  • Glue (Fevicol e.g.)
  • Scissors
  • Brush or wooden spatula to apply the glue
  • Accessories – ribbons, flowers, buttons, stones etc.
  • A photo frame
Accessorize your old photo frames

Accessorize your old photo frames

Now, as to how to do it, well, we thought the best would be to show you a video and give you written instructions. Here are the instructions and video from PLAID, because we think they make this look so darn easy!

  • Remove the center and post from the frame. Measure around the frame and add 4” to each measurement. Cut a piece of fabric to the determined measurement. Place the fabric upside down on your work surface.
  • Apply a coat of glue (Fevicol/Mod Podge) to the top of the frame. Place the frame in the center of the fabric. Flip over and smooth the fabric with your finger.
  • Working on the backside of the frame, apply glue (Fevicol/Mod Podge to each corner. Flip the fabric corners back and press into the glue. Next, apply glue along the edges, flip the edge fabrics to the backside and press into the glue. Allow to dry.
  • Using scissors cut an “X” in the center of the fabric in the frame (where the picture goes). Cut from corner to corner. Apply glue (Fevicol/Mod Podge, to the backside of the frame around the opening, bring the cut flaps to the backside and press into the glue. Allow to dry.
  • Decorate the frame with glue. Glue ribbons around the outer and inner edge, apply a silk flower petal or stones to the corner of the frame, or glue a button in the center of the flower.

Source: thestarlinglife

Source: The Starling Life

You now have a unique, stylish fabric frame. Why not make a photo wall with different sizes and various prints of fabric frames?

Source: Buy Buy Baby

P.S. They make for really cool gift items too!



Author: Regina Antony

A Curiously Observing soul | A digitally minded Marketer Crime Series Fan | A Creator & Curator of Content Mantra for life: Loving oneself is the begining of a life long romance

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