Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Craft Corner: Easily Changeable Photo Frame

I made this almost two months ago but just saw it on Pinterest again and was reminded I never posted it. So here you have it, a photo frame with an easily changeable picture. I made these for my mom and mother-in-law for Christmas with a picture of baby L's sonogram (at 12 weeks, tiny peanut!), knowing they'd want to update with actual pictures once she's born.

What You'll Need

  • Picture frame (I got mine for $5 at Michael's)
  • Clothespins or Magnetic Clips
  • Paint (depending on what you use as your clip, you'll either want paint that's suitable for wood or metal, like Rust-Oleum)
  • Exacto Knife (Scissors will work if you don't have an exacto knife)
  • Scrapbook Paper and Glue OR Adhesive-backed Fabric Paper*

This might be the coolest thing ever.
I found it by chance at A.C. Moore,
and I'm really hoping it wasn't a one-time thing

What You'll Do

  1. Remove the glass from the frame
  2. If you want to paint the frame, go ahead and do that and paint the clip to match. I used a white frame so I just painted the clothespin white, making sure to squeeze it open before it dried completely shut
  3. Trace the glass onto the scrapbook paper and cut with an exacto knife
  4. If using regular scrapbook paper, use acid-free glue (either spray adhesive or a glue stick would work); If using adhesive-backed paper, peel back off and press to glass
  5. Replace glass in frame once all parts are dry
  6. Measuring the center with a tape measure or ruler, use a hot glue gun (or super glue) to affix the clip to the paper-covered glass. Depending on what size picture you want to use, you can either do this vertically or horizontally, but I recommend doing it close to the top of the frame
  7. Once EVERYTHING is dry and stable, clip in your picture and change it as many times as you want!


  1. You are so clever! What a great idea!

  2. Cute! Must see if I can locate the adhesive back fabric. So many things it could be used for.

  3. You are very crafty and into DIY projects, so I saw this website and thought of you! It's www.craftgawker.com - it's like Pinterest for craft and DIY projects. So addicting and so much fun. I think you'll really like it. I'm gave up FB for lent, but I'm enjoying keeping up with your pregnancy on your blog! :)

    1. thanks dana! i'll check it out for sure - always looking for new ideas, especially since i haven't done anything crafty for this little girl!