by Nancy L. Cowan
light and colourful earrings are fun to wear and easy enough to make in
one evening. Only Mother Nature could make such a delightful creature as
the peacock and as such, the colours listed below are only an emulation
and suggestion . Since there are so many diverse colours to be found in
these feathers, feel free to experiment with colour combinations of your
Note: You are not restricted
to squares and rectangles, but it is easier to begin with these shapes.
This can be done with circles, ovals and even odd shapes, as long as the
top is left unglued so that the picture can slide in and out easily.
1. Cut a hole in the corrugated cardboard a little smaller than the size of the picture you want to put in. Its easier to make a hole in the center and start cutting from there so that there are no rough edges when you are finished your cutting.
2. Very carefully peel off one layer of the cardboard to expose the corrugated part underneath. This is the front of your frame.
3. Add glue to the sides and bottom of the piece of bristol board and glue to the back of the frame. Don't make the glued strip very wide, or you might have trouble getting the picture in. The top is left open in case you ever want to change the picture. You can cut out a small divet in the middle of the opening to make pulling the picture out easier.
4. If you want to hang the picture, glue string to each side of the frame, if not, cut a piece of corrugated cardboard into a right angle triangle. Glue the smallest edge to the picture so that the long, flat edge will hold the picture up...you may need to bend it out a little once it is dry.
5. This is the fun part...decorate the frame any way you want to: markers, glitter, paper flowers that you color in bright colors. You can add glue to the little holes made by the cardboard and stick the stems of little dried flowers into them. Use your imagination.
6. Once everything is dry, slide your photo or drawing into the top and your done!