Saturday, 5 November 2011

(virtually) no-cost picture and frame

I love making things that cost nothing, or where the cost is negligible.

This picture is a good example. It is made from a cut out picture from a magazine, plus a little balsa wood and some laminate.

I've used felt tip to avoid white edges around the picture, and have coloured the frame with wood stain to give an aged look.


  1. I love looking through magazines for usable pictures. Shipping tape is what I use to cover the photo. Your frame looks awesome!

  2. I think the frame goes so well with your picture, both looks like they have been around for a long time.

  3. Hi Julie: I really like your site - lots of great ideas! I recently started building a Magpies kit and have started a construction blog for it. Hope you'll check it out sometime. Pat S.

  4. Thanks Audra, Mona and Pat for your kind comments, lovely to hear from you :D

  5. Queda precioso con ese marco, parece que tienen muchos años. Una idea estupenda :-)
    Un beso.

  6. Lovely frame! I've just added your blog to my favourites, as it gives me a lot of good ideas!
    I would be honoured if you had time to visit mine (A beginner with a teashop).


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