How to Make DIY Photo Frame From Cardboard!

Photo frames are the best décor elements which remind us of our favorite moments or people. Surrounded by photographs and pictures of our beloved people, we feel inspired and happy. These pictures can be framed while using some of the fanciest and pretty photo frame.  In the market, there are different types of photo frames available but the thing is that the frames are quite costly. If you are looking forward to making a beautiful wall décor by using multiple photo frames, you will have to spend a lot of bucks.

We have an interesting and budget friendly idea to turn your bedroom or living room wall into a beautiful memory wall. With the photo frame DIY craft, you can turn the walls into a beautiful paradise of memories.

DIY Photo Frame From Cardboard!

Let’s learn to make a beaded, decorative photo frame using some handy items:

Things You Will Need To Prepare A Fancy DIY Cardboard Photo Frame

Things You Need To Prepare Photo Frame

  • Scissors
  • Cutter
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive
  • Ruler
  • Glue gun
  • Colour sheets
  • Cardboard
  • Pearls
  • Decorative lace
  • Transparent sheet
  • Beads
  • Decorative pearl lace

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Steps For Preparing A DIY Photo Frame

Step 1: Mark measurements of Frame

DIY Photo Frame

Take the cardboard and using the ruler and pencil, mark measurements. Keep the breadth of the cardboard 10 inch while the length of the cardboard 7.5 inch. In this frame, we will also take 4-inch measurements from all the sides to give a border to the frame. Mark all the lines using pencil and ruler.

Step 2: Prepare the base of inner frame

Photo Frame

Cut the inner cardboard using a cutter or scissors. You will get a rectangle shaped photo frame with a small rectangle to place your picture. This is the raw base of the frame ready. We now need to prepare the inner frame of the photo frame where we can easily fix the picture. For this, take another cardboard and draw 3 stripes of 1-inch width and 3 other stripes with the width of 0.5 inches. Stick 1 0.5 inch strip of the 1-inch stripe and stick it to the cardboard. Slice down the remaining strip using a cutter. Cut it slant to give a perfect shape.

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Step 3: Prepare all the sides of inner frame

Again stick a 0.5-inch strip on a 1-inch stripe and stick it to the other side of the cardboard. Slice down the extra portion and give it a slanting shape with the cutter. Similarly, perform this for all the 3 sides of the frame. With this, you will get a perfect inner framing for your frame where you can insert the picture. The top side will be open from where you can insert the picture easily.

Step 4: Cover the frame with color sheet

Photo Frame DIY Craft

Once the back side of the frame is done, it’s now time to decorate the front side. For this, take a color sheet (we have chosen red) and take the measurements of the frame and keep an extra 0.5-inch space to prepare a fold. Cut the color sheet using a cutter and press the cutter on 0.5 extra spaces to bend it flexible. Cut the sides to fold the paper and also trim out the internal space for the picture.

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Step 5: Stick the color sheet to frame

Now, place the cardboard photo frame on the ready color. Apply glue on the entire cardboard frame and spread it evenly. Stick the color sheet frame n the cardboard and fold the 0.5-inch extra sheet in the inner side of the frame and stick it using glue. This way, you will get a perfectly finished inner and outer border of the photo frame. Use the scale and glue to bend the folding and stick it thoroughly to the frame. Insert a picture sized cardboard or color sheet inside the frame.

Step 6: Prepare the frame holder

DIY Photo Frame From Cardboard

If you want to place this frame on tables, prepare a holder for this frame or you can hang it on the wall. For preparing the holder, take a cardboard sheet and cut it. Keep it a little narrow from the top and broad from the bottom. Keep the size of the cardboard after comparing it with the top of the frame. Stick this holder with the back of the removable sheet using color sheet pieces. Cut 2 small color sheet pieces and apply glue to both the pieces. Stick half piece on the back of the removable piece and a half on the holder. You can easily fold the holder with this trick.

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Step 7: Decorate the frame

DIY Photo Frame Room Decor

It’s now time to decorate the frame. Decorate the inner border of the rectangle using pearls. Stick the pearls with glue and cover the entire rectangle. Take a beautiful white lace border and stick it on the broad 4-inch border on all the sides. Apply glue to the border and stick it. At the sides, trim the border slant to make it look perfect. Apply glue using the glue gun and stick the lace on all 4 sides. To frame the outer border of the rectangle, get a pearl chain and stick it to all the 4 sides using glue. Neatly stick the lace using glue and give a perfect finishing touch t the frame.

To make the frame more decorative and unique, keep sticking some golden beads on the lace border according to the pattern of the border. Insert your picture and then insert the removable sheet with the holder and place it wherever you want!

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With this, your beautiful beaded and decorative photo frame is ready! Place this amazing frame in your bedroom or living room tables or stick the frame on the walls to give a refreshing and pretty look to your home!

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Happy crafting!

Best Out Of Waste Jewellery Box From Sweet Box!

We have a lot of festivals in India and with each festival, we get a beautiful sweet box. Also, we are extremely addicted to desserts and delicious sweets and thus, having a bunch of waste sweet boxes is very common. Why throw these precious boxes when we can make something creative out of these sweet boxes? Use your creativity in building some rich and fancy DIY Jewellery Box.

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DIY Jewellery Box

Things You Need To Make A DIY Jewellery Box

Things You Need To Make A DIY Jewellery Box

  • Scissor
  • Cutter
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive
  • Fevistick
  • Decorative Tape
  • Satin ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Small mirror
  • Buckram cloth
  • Glue gun
  • Sweet boxes
  • Thermocol sheet
  • Printed colour papers and colour sheets

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Steps You Need To Follow To Make A DIY Jewellery Box

Step 1: Prepare square boxes

Jewellery Box DIY Craft

Let’s start with decorating the sweet boxes. Take a sweet box and start taking measurements with a ruler and pencil. Mark 4.5 inches on all the sides of the box. This is to make the box square and equal from all the sides. Turn the box around and in the bottom, draw a 4.5-inch long line and cut the box using a cutter. This way, you will get a square box. However, due to trimming, one side of the box will be uncovered and thus, use the side of the trimmed layer to prepare the 4th side of the box. Cut the side with a cutter and using the glue gun, stick it on the box.

Step 2: Assemble the sides

Jewellery Box Utility Craft

Stick the sides properly and let this box get dry. Repeat the process for another box and make a square box from another sweet box. However, we still need to work on the second box. Draw a 1-inch line on the 4 sides of the box from the top and cut this 1-inch layer form the top. This way, the second box will become shorter in length than the other.

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Step 3: Prepare the base/ stand

DIY Jewellery Box Utility Craft

It’s now time to prepare the thick base of the box. The base needs to be broader than the box of the box and thus, we will use the thermocol sheet to cut a 5.2inch top for the box. Take a thermocol sheet and take measurements of 5.2 inches from all the sides. You will get a square formation. Cut the square using a cutter and keep it aside.

Step 4: Cover the inner boxes

Jewellery Box DIY Utility Craft

We will prepare the inner base of the box and thus, cut a pink paper by measuring the box size and marking it on the paper. Use the scissors to cut the sheet. With the help of glue, stick the sheet inside the box and let it get dry. Also, measure the sides and cut the papers using a scissor. Stick these paper stripes in the box using glue and let it stick properly. You can use fevistick to stick the small strips on the sides. This way, prepare the inner covering of both the boxes with light pink paper and the inner base is ready.

Step 5: Merge the boxes to prepare a jewellery box

DIY Jewellery Box Craft

It’s now time to stick the boxes together and prepare an openable jewelry box. For this, take the big box and reverse the small box and place it over the big box. Take some buckram cloth and stick it on both the boxes. This cloth is to connect the boxes and promote opening and closing of this box. On one side of the box, stick buckram cloth using glue. With this, your openable box is ready!

Step 6: Use printed sheets to decorate the box

DIY Jewellery Box Recycled Craft

We now need to make the boxes look decorated and pretty and thus, take your favorite printed paper and mark the measurements of both the boxes on printed sheets. Take accurate measurements using a ruler and pen and cut the paper. We need to cover the entire box and thus, take long papers. Using thin strips, decorate the sides while using square pieces of printed papers, cover the top and base of the box.

Step 7: Cover the thermocol ( Styrofoam) base

Jewellery Box Recycled Craft

Now it’s time to decorate the thermocol base. Thus, take a pink printed paper and stick it to the thermocol sheet using glue. Cover all the sides and top of the sheet. This way, the box and base f the box are decorated. Now, top the thermocol sheet with a jewellery box. Take some adhesive and apply it to the sheet. Stick the box on the sheet and let it get dry.

Step 8: Make the compartments and mirror

Jewellery Box DIY Recycled Craft

We need to make the compartments of the jewellery box and thus, take a cardboard or thick sheet and take the measurements using a pencil and ruler. We will make 3 partitions this, cut a long 4.5-inch long strip and one strip half of 4.5 inches. Cover these strips with pink paper to make them look decorative. Thus, take the printed pink paper, apply glue and stick it to the sheet pieces.

Step 9: Stick the mirror and compartments

DIY Jewellery Box Best Out Of Waste Craft

We also need to stick the mirror to the base and thus, get a small mirror. Place it on the chart paper and cut the segment of chart paper. Stick the mirror to the chart paper to give it more strength. To create a frame, take a brown paper and place the mirror on it. Take measurements and cut the brown paper slightly bigger than the actual mirror. Apply some glue on the base of the mirror and stick it to the brown paper. Fold the ends of brown paper which will work as a perfect frame for the mirror and stick it using glue.

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Step 10:  Prepare the holders with ribbon

Jewellery Box Best Out Of Waste DIY Craft

Once the mirror is ready, stick it on the inner top of the box. For this, take a small strip of chart paper and bend it. Apply glue on both the sides and stick the box and mirror with it. This will create a stunning jewellery box for you! It’s time to stick the partitions or compartments in the box. Thus, take the long stripe and stick it in between while taking the small strip and stick it between any of the sides. Apply proper amount of glue in the bottom and stick the compartment strips well.

Step 11: Add finishing touches

Best Out Of Waste Jewellery Box From Sweet Box

We have arranged the mirror into the box in a very flexible way. The mirror can come out and can stand while you need it. For making the top supportive, take the pink ribbon and build the side handles. Keep the box partially open and take measurements of the pink ribbon. Cut the ribbon and stick it in the inner side of the top and bottom box using glue. Perform this step on both sides of the box.

Here is your fancy DIY jewellery box ready! This pretty jewellery box looks more beautiful and pretty than the jewellery boxes available in the market. You can choose to make this amazing box at your home and store your jewellery in a cool decorative and flexible box!

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Happy crafting!

How To Make Peacock Shaped Key Holder Using Cardboard?

The DIY wall decorations have been trending these days and why not? These DIY décor arts are easy to make, economic and can also help you build your creative skills. If you love to make DIY crafts and turn your home into a colourful crafted paradise, here is another beautiful and stylish recycled wall hanging DIY key holder you must try!

How To Make Peacock Shaped Key Holder?

This is a colourful, pearl studded artistic peacock wall hanging to beautify you house! You can easily make this with the decorative stones and pearls along with chart papers and colours!

Things You Will Need To Make The Peacock Shaped Key Holder

Things You Need For DIY Key Holder

  • Glue gun
  • Cutter
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Colours and brush set
  • Styrofoam / thermocol sheet
  • Mount board
  • Hanging clip
  • Key hooks
  • Decorative beads and stones
  • Glue

Steps To Make The Beautiful DIY Key Holder

Step 1 Draw the peacock

Peacock shaped key holder

Let’s start with the peacock. For making a peacock, we will need the mount board and pencil. Take any picture of peacock and draw a peacock on the mount board. Choose a bigger mount board to make a large sized wall hanging. Draw the feathers, body and outline the peacock for perfect cutting.

Step 2- Cut the mount board in peacock shape

Key holder DIY craft

Once you have drawn and outlined the peacock, it’s time to cut the mount board as per the shape of peacock. With the help of a cutter, carve the peacock out from the mount board. Cut outlines and not the inner designs of the peacock.

Step 3- Make another same sized peacock

Peacock shaped key holder DIY

We will make the front as well back of the key holder and thus, we need to make 2 layers of mount board. For this, take another mount board and cut in the same size of the previous peacock. Trace the peacock with pencil and with the cutter, make the second peacock. Do not draw the inner designs as this cardboard will be used in the back of the holder.

Step 4- Make the peacock with thermocol sheet

Key holder utility craft

Paste the cardboard with peacock design on the thermocol sheet. Use glue to stick the cardboard thoroughly. With the help of cutter, cut the thermocol sheet in the same way you trimmed the cardboard. Maintain the shape and finishing. Also, stick the second cardboard in the back of the thermocol sheet using glue. Let the thermocol and cardboards stick perfectly and get dry.

Step 5- Prepare the designs

Peacock shaped diy key holder

Once the shape of the peacock is done, we will make the feathers and other designs on the peacock’s body. Take another cardboard and draw the drop shaped feathers and designs with a pencil. Draw different sized designs for beautiful pattern and look. Now, with the help of cutter, cut all the designs separately.

Step 6- Colour the designs

Key holder decoration ideas

Once you are done with cutting the designs, get the colours and brushes and colour the designs. Place the design on a waster cardboard and then colour it to prevent stains on floor. Use different shades for each design for a beautiful and unique look. You can also double shade the designs for a fancy look.

Step 7- Colour the key holder peacock

Key holder making ideas

You also need to colour the key holder peacock now with the help of colours and brushes. Colour the entire peacock with green colour or the shade of your choice. Apply 2 base coats to make the thermocol look shiny and smooth. Now apply shading techniques on the peacock. You can blend standard shades like violet, green, purple, blue, yellow etc to give a shaded look to the peacock.

Step 8- Paint the inner designs of key holder

Key holder DIY ideas

Once the base coat and shading is done, you need to target the small designs. Paint the eyes, small designs with different shades. Use black and white for eyes, yellow for beak and different shades for different designs.

Step 9- Decorate the key holders with designs and glitzy beads

DIY key holder decoration

As the colour gets dried, it’s now time to decorate the peacock with the designs we have made and the glorious beads. Take the designs and stick some colourful stones on them with glue. The drop shaped stones, look ideally perfect for these designs. You can also use small bead chains or threads to frame these stones which will add more beauty to the design. Paste the designs on the key holder with the help of glue.

Step 10- Decorate the key holder with golden beads

DIY key holder craft

The decorative golden beads will make the peacock look more attractive and colourful. Use the golden bead chain to frame the designs. Stick these chains with the help of a glue gun. These chains will look like separate feathers on the body of the peacock. Attach all the designs with the neck of the peacock with the golden bead chain and you will get a beautiful layer of designs.

You can also paint the neck of peacock with some beautiful colours in a wavy pattern to make it more beautiful.

Step 11- Fix the key hooks in the holder and hand the holder

DIY Key holder utility craft

Place each key hook in the partition of the designs. Place the hooks in between the golden bead chains. Fix the hooks horizontally so that you can place the peacock with the feathers in upward direction. Get the hanging clips and paste the clips on the back of the peacock with glue. Stick the key holder on the wall!

Here is your beautiful and classy key holder ready in 11 easy steps!

This is a very simple and easy wall hanging which you can prepare in minutes and decorate your home! You can also use it as a wall hanging or a beautiful key holder to locate your keys on time!

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