Make a Rolled Paper Picture Frame

Are you a paper saver?  Do you keep scraps left over from other projects, junk mail, and old magazines?  Here is a great idea for using up some of that stash!  Instructables user Doodlecraft (aka Natalie) rolled up her scrap paper and used it to decorate this fabulous picture frame.  It’s a simple process but it is a little time consuming, so this would be a great project to work on during a movie marathon – entertainment will help to break up the tedium!  If you don’t have the time or inclination to roll up enough paper medallions to cover an entire frame, you could also use this idea to decorate smaller items, like a little trinket box.  The idea would also translate well to jewelry!  [how to make rolled paper picture frames]

Project estimate:

  • Frame, on hand or $1 and up
  • Paint for frame (optional), on hand or $1 and up
  • Paper, on hand
  • Double-sided tape or tape runner, on hand or $1 and up
  • Hot glue, on hand

Total:  Free and up!