Make Your Own Cardboard Ring Frames
Hi there everyone, I have the coolest thing to share with you, found over at photojojo.
Keen to try something new???
Silver dollars, vinyl LPs, Oreos — So many of the best things in life are circle-shaped. How about giving some of your fave photos the same treatment?? Circularize your photos and show them off in a urban-chic constellation of modular cardboard rings.
Snappy-lookin’, expandable, and keeps a couple of paper towel rolls out of the landfill. We are all for recycling & reusing where ever we can here are Cocoa Daisy. So seriously, what’s not to like?
Are these not just the funkiest photo holders you have ever seen?
What You’ll Need
- An assortment of cardboard tubes: toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, shipping tubes, even oatmeal boxes!
- Sandpaper (optional)
- X-acto knife
- A whole bunch o’ photos
- Scissors or circle cutter
- White glue
Step 1: Clean Up the Rolls
If the paper doesn’t peel off readily, you can scrub it away with a small piece of sandpaper.
Step 2: Mark Rolls
Using a ruler and pencil to mark the width of each ring will help you keep the cuts straight and level.
Step 3: Cut Tubes Into Rings
Step 4: Trace Circles
Cut out the circle using scissors (or a circle cutter). The circle should be just a bit wider than the outside of the ring.
Step 5: Glue Photos to Rings
You can glue the photo to the front of the ring so it stands out from the wall, or to the back of the ring so you can peer in at it.
Step 6: Repeat
While the glue dries on the first ring, repeat Steps 4 and 5 with the remaining cardboard rings and photos.
Step 7: Glue Rings Together
Arrange them in a circle, a random pattern, or any dang ol’ way you like!
Step 8: Put ‘Em Up
Hang the rings on the wall by putting up a few pushpins or small nails and slipping the rings over them.
- Use a few different colors of paint to color the inside and/or outside of the cardboard rings before you glue on the photos.
- Glue the rings together in small groups of three or four so you can easily rearrange your collection.
Many thanks to the team of Photojojo for your creative tips ‘n tricks…you guys ROCK!!
Tags: Kim, Tips 'n tricks