Picture Frame Crafts

Instructions for picture frame crafts, using a plain wooden frame, lace and cold porcelain clay, or ribbon. If you don't have a frame, then make your own, using cardboard. Add a family picture and this would be a great Mothers day gift.

Age 12+ glue gun required

Rating: Easy

Time scale: 2 out of 5


  • Picture frame plain wood
  • narrow ribbon
  • thread
  • sewing needle
  • hot glue
  • cold porcelain clay or ribbon for the flowers
  • narrow lace with small pearl beads
  • wide lace to cover frame edge

Start with a plain wooden picture frame, with a fairly wide edge. It will need to be the same width as the lace ribbon you want to put on it. The width should be at least an inch and a half wide.

You can also make picture frame crafts using heavy cardboard. If you don't have a frame, cut out strips of cardboard the same width as your lace. Cut at a 45 degree angle for the corners and glue together in the size you want your frame to be.

Now glue this to the front of a piece of cardboard the same size. Leave an opening on the side, big enough to slide your picture in between the two layers. The cardboard can be left plain, or you can decoupage tissue paper on it, before you put the lace over top.

Measure lace, to go on each side of the picture frame. Cut the lace at the corners on a 45 degree angle. Hot glue the lace on to the frame. Now use the narrow lace with the pearl beads on it and glue close to the inside opening of the frame.

Make flowers, using cold porcelain clay. When they are dry, put five in the bottom right corner and three in the top left corner. Tie some ribbon into a small bow and glue in the top right hand corner. For an alternative, make ribbon roses, instead of clay flowers.

To make the ribbon roses, for your picture frame crafts, take narrow ribbon and put a knotted thread through the end. Start by turning the ribbon into a tight circle and secure by sewing.

Twist ribbon around, and fold back and forth and sew for each petal. When you have the desired size, cut the ribbon off and sew the end down. Hot glue on to the corners of the frame.

Add a special picture, and any Mother would be pleased to get this for a Mothers Day gift.

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