How to Make Heart Shaped DIY Photo Frame From Cardboard?

Valentine’s Day is in the air and we definitely love to gift something unique to our love. Usually, we land up selecting the same old stuff like teddy, chocolates, flowers etc. All these are common things now and we always end up thinking it would have been really great if we could get some different stuff in the market. In this article, we bring for you step by step tutorial for making heart-shaped DIY Photo Frame from cardboard!

Heart Shaped DIY Photo Frame

Well, well! Why waste time searching for things in the market? Here we bring to you a simple yet elegant photo frame which is not just unique but also adds a personalized touch to make your special day even more special.

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Things Needed

DIY Photo Frame

  • Cardboard
  • Glitter sheet
  • Colour paper
  • Scale
  • Scissors
  • Paper cutter
  • Glue stick
  • Glue gun
  • Decorative pearls
  • Decorative stones
  • Pencil

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Procedure To Make DIY Photo Frame

Step 1-

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  • Take a cardboard and draw a rectangular box measuring 19*14cm on it.
  • In a similar manner, draw an inner rectangular box measuring 16*11 cm inside the outer rectangular box.
  • Draw 2 heart shaped frames inside the inner rectangular box. Cut the outer rectangular box.
  • Draw an inner heart shape close to the outer heart-shaped frame.
  • Cut the inner heart shaped frame.

Step 2-

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  • Cut another rectangular box of the same dimensions as that of the original one.
  • To prepare the frame stand, take a thick cardboard and draw the design as shown.
  • Cut the design accordingly and fold it from the base and the top as shown.

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Step 3-

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  • Take the colour paper and draw the rectangular box of the same dimension as that of the photo frame. We need two such frames to cover the photo frame completely.
  • Paste the colour paper on the frame and the stand.

Step 4-

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  • Take the glitter sheet and draw the outline of the cardboard along with the heart.
  • Cut the sheet measuring 16*11 in dimension and cut along the inner heart outline.
  • Take a yellow colour sheet and cut out a rectangular outline measuring the 1.5cm width.
  • Stick the glitter sheet on the cardboard sheet along with the rectangular box and the heart-shaped outlines.
  • Paste the yellow sheet on the outer surface as a boundary.
  • Paste the photo frame stand on the backside of the photo frame.

Step 5-

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  • Decorate the photo frame with pearls and stones.
  • Paste the white stones on the inner surface of the heart shaped frames.
  • Use decorative large pearls to decorate the borders of the frame.
  • Take some golden large size decorative pearls and paste them to fill up the gap between the inner and outer heart-shaped outlines.
  • Paste the final decorated frame on the photo frame with the stand.
  • Be careful just to paste the 3 sides of the frame and leave the upper part just like that to place your photos inside.

Your photo frame is now ready to use!

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Let’s have a look at this step by step video tutorial for making this DIY photo frame!

This is a dynamic decorative photo frame and you can keep your favourite photos inside. You can also change the photos as and when you wish. It looks elegant and you can place it anywhere as you wish. It serves as a perfect gifting option and is easy to make. Using minimal materials, a perfect gift is ready for the Valentine’s Day.

Hope you will enjoy making this craft. Happy Crafting!!

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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!