It is really simple to make your own frame and all you need is a few items, several of which you might already have at home. First you will need to choose a material. You can pick something with a nice print that matches the rest of the decor in the area that you intend to use it. Any craft or sewing store should have plenty of materials for you to pick from.
When it comes to the structure, you can easily make it out of wood or even perhaps another material which will be solid, or otherwise you can easily purchase one that has been premade. Once you have the frame, the next step is to cover it with the material. You can do so by using either a staple gun or glue. If you decide on glue, make sure you select the appropriate one for the job at hand, and always read the instruction before use.
If you decide to make the frame yourself, you can use cardboard, corkboard or even wood. Depending on which you choose, you may possibly require some tools and equipment such as nails, scissors as well as a hammer. A thick, hefty cardstock will also make a great base for a smaller sized picture.
This is a very inexpensive craft and a great way to update an old frame that is no longer working with your interior design or just doesn't meet your taste level. You could buy cheap frames and then jazz them up and make them look like they cost a whole lot more than you paid. Just be sure to choose adhesive products that will last for a long time.
You can easily have a great deal of fun doing this project and include as much or even as little to it as you like. You may possibly decide to stitch on a few buttons or even glue on some gemstones. Kids can also be included in the decorative side of this particular project and would undoubtedly take pleasure in it.
Think about including batting in-between the frame and the material to produce some depth. Laces and ribbons could easily be attached to the edges for an elaborate touch. Should you decide to hand make this unique item, you will also have to think about just how it will be exhibited, and you may have to include a hook if you intend on hanging it on the wall.