If you are in the market for a new set of wood blinds for your home, you may want to reconsider throwing away your old ones and reuse them by making fun picture frames to showcase photos around your home. Each picture frame will be an eye-catching display piece in your home and will be sure to have guests asking where you had purchased them. You will be delighted in sharing the fact you made them on your own. Here are some instructions for you to follow to make your own wood picture frames from old blinds.
Prepare The Wood
First, disassemble your wood blinds. Since you are not going to be using them again, you can cut the strings using a pair of scissors so the slats will easily be separated from the string assembly. Wipe down each wood slat using a piece of non-abrasive cloth dipped in lemon oil. Use a clean piece of cloth dry after polishing. Leave the slats out for an hour or two so they air dry.
Making The Base Layer
For a standard 8" x 10" sized portrait photograph, you will want to start by cutting two wood slats to 10" and two slats to 12" lengths. Place your photo on a flat surface to use as a guide. Center one 10" slat along the top and bottom of the photo, leaving an inch on each side as an overhang. Center the 12" slats along each side of the photograph, overlapping them over the 10" slats you had placed. Use wood glue to adhere the 12" slats to the 10" slats underneath them.
Making The Second Layer
Remove your photograph so it does not get glue on it in the process of making your frame. For the next layer, cut slats to 9" and 11" lengths. Center the 9" pieces over the 10" pieces along the top and bottom of your frame. Shift the top piece down 1/2" and glue in place. Shift the bottom piece up 1/2" and glue into place. Center the 11" slats over the 12" pieces along the left and right side of your frame. They will be glued over the 9" pieces you had just placed on the top and bottom of the frame. Shift the left side to the right 1/2" and glue in place. Shift the right side to the left 1/2" and glue in place.
Making The Top Layer
For the top layer of your frame, cut slats to 8" and 10" lengths. Center the 8" pieces over the 9" pieces along the top and bottom of your frame. Shift the top piece down 1/2" and glue in place. Shift the bottom piece up 1/2" and glue into place. Center the 10" slats over the 11" pieces along the left and right side of your frame. They will be glued over the 8" pieces you had just placed on the top and bottom of the frame. Shift the left side to the right 1/2" and glue in place. Shift the right side to the left 1/2" and glue in place. After the glue is completely dried, attach your photograph to top and bottom 10" slats on the back of the frame with tape. Place a hook on the back of the frame, turn over and display proudly.Share
22 August 2015
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