Hello Friends! Over the past month or two as I’ve been working on our quilt block series I’ve made up more than a few of our paper frames. Without thinking about it I’ve constructed each one in a different manner in hopes of making it as simple as possible. Well today I managed to find what I think is a super easy method for construction. So here’s a tutorial to help you in making your own.
Remember …. this frame can be size from the 7″ size that it’s sold in up to an 8″ frame with a 6″ opening. You can also reduce it down to as small as you are comfortable working with.
Let’s get started …
Once you have cut all pieces to the frame, fold on the score lines as seen below.
Attach the inner sections to the outside section one at a time. I’ve used score tape but glue would also work. Working with one section at a time will allow you to line them right up to the inner edges of the outside frame section.
Now glue all the small tabs on the inner section to connect the four pieces to each other.
Construct the backing pieces by first glueing the two smaller squares together then attaching those to the center of the backing piece using score lines as a placement guide.
Add score tape around the outside edges of the two center squares so you can then attach the frame inside sections to the frame backing as seen below.
The edges of the two smaller squares will give you something to push the inner sections against as you attach them to the backing.
Flip the frame over to the backside. Glue all four of the small tabs inside the longer strips to close up the corners.
NOTE: Make sure that the outside tabs are to the back of the frame, not inside the frame! These tabs will be glued to the backside of the backing as seen below.
Now simply attach the final backing piece to finish it off nicely!
You may notice that the nail hole in the back of the frame is slightly covered by inside materials. No worries …. a nail will still push into the hole and hold the frame on the wall.
So there you have it! I hope you find this construction method easy and as fool-proof as I did.
Happy Crafting …..
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