I recently bought a set of postcards from the ever-amazing AndSmileStudio with the most gorgeous pastel-hues. My cousin is a huge fan of both magic coloured hair and tea so I thought these were a perfect gift - but they needed frames up to the job. There was only one thing for it....GLITTER!
With Christmas coming up, these frames would finish off gifts perfectly - or give your house a quick, cheap and easy facelift. Read on for how to washi-fy your frames!
- prints (of any size)
- frames to fit
- washi tape. It works best with wider tape, but I used thinner ones for the sides of the frames.
- a craft knife/scissors
2: Run a piece of tape across one edge of the frame. My tape was wider than the thickness of the frame so I folded some down onto the edges. Don't worry about this - you can either leave it showing or cover up with more tape later!
3: Gently rest your craft knife diagonally across the corner of the frame. Mine sat down slightly into the gap between the two edges which made it quite easy to cut. Apply just enough pressure to cut the tape evenly.
5: If this is a bit messy - don't worry! We'll be covering the edges. I was very short on glitter tape or I would have redone a few edges...
I wanted to cover the overlap so it looked neater. Ideally, this would have been in glitter tape but I ended up with only about 10cms left over! Eek! So, I picked out colours from the prints to add a pop of colour to the edges.
7:Butt the tape up to the edge of the frame and run it continuously around the edge of the frame. This will cover up any scruffy corners and help to keep it all in place. As my tape was quite translucent, I did this twice.
Will you try this? Share your photos below if you do!