Thread A Frame

Lately, I’ve been extremely bored with most stores’ selections in picture frames. I mean when I wish to display one of my photographs, I really want the frame to be as inviting as picture itself. SO, what’s a creative soul like myself to do???

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That’s why I decided to take a West Elm frame and wrap it up with some colorful thread ;)

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I used the picture I was framing to help decide the hues for the project.

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To start, I took some spray glue and lightly covered the frame’s surface. You will want to do this a few inches at a time, so you don’t get all sticky. Rubber gloves are also a good idea!

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Okay, let’s get to threading :) I began in the corner and firmly pressed the string against the glue.

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I then curled the strand around the frame.

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I went about twelve times around before deciding to switch colors.

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You [of course] could go as many times or with as many colors as you like. I chose to stick with just four types.

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Here is the time consuming part :/ trimming all the loose strands.

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Next, take a razor blade [BE CAREFUL] and cut the woven parts down the middle of the inside of the frame.

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Use electrical tape to secure the back; the part that will not visible and covered by the wall.

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The back part should look like this when you’re done.

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At this moment, it’s time for super glue [again, BE CAREFUL – I have glued my fingers more than I care to share]. Spread a little amount along the inside of the frame. This part will eventually be covered with glass.

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Using a putty knive . . . or it you’re like me, an uncovered razor blade :P press down the cut pieces to the super glue.

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The inside finishes up pretty nicely with a little patience. Now, all that’s left to do is to reassemble the frame parts and get to hanging.

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“My idea of a good time is creating something and reading a good book.” – Robin Gibb

In the end, I’m pretty ecstatic with the final product – what do you think?

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  1. Micah Yost says:

    That’s pretty awesome. I’m inspired.

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