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How to Make A Cardboard Photo Frame

If you’re the kind of nostalgic crafter who adores making creative ways to display your favourite photos and family memories, then we think you’ll get just as much of a kick out of this fantastic yarn wrapped cardboard picture frame as we did! It’s a simple, kid-friendly way to show everyone who visits your home just how much certain photos mean to you.

How to make a cardboard photo frame

In this tutorial, we outline the process of cutting out a cardboard photo frame and adding colour using yarn wrapping techniques! You’ll also find a detailed video tutorial at the end of this post, just for extra guidance.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • Yarn (any colour of your choice)
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • Glue stick
  • Scotch tape
  • Photo (whichever one you like)

How to make a cardboard photo frame diy craft

Step 1:

Gather your materials! This project will work whether you professionally print your photo or do so on your home printer. It does work best, however, with a square shaped photo.

How to make a cardboard photo frame materials

Step 2:

Make marks on the cardboard even with the edges of your photo, where the image actually starts. You’ll use these marks to trace out a square in the proper size, which is where you’ll actually cut out the centre of the frame. These marks are your first basic guideline!

How to make a cardboard photo frame cutting process

Step 3:

Using the marks you made in step 2 as a guide, use your ruler to join them with straight lines, creating a square in the centre of your cardboard that’s perfectly shaped for your image.

How to make a cardboard photo frame drawing process