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Tutorial: 3D Picture Frame

9 November 2012 3,942 views 6 Comments

by summer

Tutorial: 3D picture frame (via dollarstorecrafts.com)
I always love looking through magazines and finding less expensive ways to recreate my favorite items. I found a pictures frame very similar ti this one  for over $40.00.  I was shocked!  Thanks to the Dollar Tree I was able to recreate it for only $2.00.

Tutorial: 3D picture frame (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

Project estimate:

  • 8x10 picture frame, $1
  • 5x7 picture frame, $1
  • Paper, on hand
  • Photo, on hand
  • Glue, on hand
Total:  $2

Make a 3D picture frame (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

First remove the picture stand and hangers from the back of the 5x7 frame.

Next chose a background piece of scrapbook paper for the 8x10 frame. Then place a picture in the 5x7 frame and replace the back.

Tutorial: 3D picture frame (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

Lastly place a small amount of glue in the 5x7 frame towards the inside of the edge. This will allow movement when placing so you will not have glue showing on the outer edge. Once the glue is in place center the 5x7 frame on the front of the 8x10 and press down. Allow to dry on its back for at least 1 hour to avoid the frame slipping.

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  • Elizabeth said:

    It looks really cool, but I’m confused as to what is being glued together? Is the back of the 5×7 glued to the scrap paper? Is there enough room to still put the backing of the 8×10 on?

  • heather said:

    @Elizabeth, you are basically preparing the photo in the 5×7 frame, and then gluing the whole frame to the glass of the 8×10. You won’t be able to switch photos out once the whole thing is glued together (but hey, it was only $2.)

  • Terri said:

    This is gorgeous. I never thought to do it but I love it. My mother-in-law just stores her old photos with the frames still on, so it wouldn’t even matter, and the photo you have is wonderful.

  • Dollar Store 3D Picture Frame - 30 Minute Crafts said:

    […] dollar store, and with a few supplies you probably already have on hand, you can make yourself a 3D picture frame! Pop in a picture of the kids, and you have a fast, easy, and personal gift to give the […]

  • Sara said:

    If everything is glued together, wouldn’t it be better to just glue the frame of the 5×7 to the glass (without a picture or any backing), then put the mat/picture in the 8×10?

  • Tasha said:

    @Sara I like ur idea bc then u can change out the pics just have to make sure u get 5×7…Im goin to try this in my next place…