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Paper Mache Photo Frame
Free instructions for making a funky picture frame using paper mache techniques - submitted by pinku.

Materials Needed:

  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • White Paper
  • Paper Mache Paste
  • Colored Tissue Paper
  • Glitter
  • Miscellaneous Items to Embellish (Charms, Ribbon Roses, Beads, Etc.)
  • Glue
Cut 4 equal-sized pieces of cardboard to form your frame. The size you need will depend on the size of the frame you like to make.

Glue the strips together to form a frame. You can also secure the pieces with a little bit of masking tape.

Use paper mache techniques to cover one side of your frame shape. Make atleast 2 layers of newspaper strips and top it off with a layer using the white paper.

Once your frame is dry, decorate by scrunching small pieces (about 2" x 2") of colored tissue paper into balls and gluing them onto the frame. Continue until the entire frame is covered, or until you have the design you desire.

If desired, you can also embellish your frame with miscellaneous objects and add spots of glitter for added interest.

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