Paper Mache Photo Frame

paper mache photo frame

paper mache photo frame

Paper mache photo frame is a great way to display your art. This picture frame can take pride of place on a mantlepiece, desk or on a wall.

This paper mache project can be taken all skill levels and the main materials needed are cheap and easily accessible.

The photo frame’s skeleton is basically cardboard folded in the shape of a frame, covered in paper mache, painted, decorated and embellished.

Materials needed to make your paper mache photo frame

  • Cardboard
  • Masking tape
  • Flour paste
  • Newspaper
  • White paint (emulsion)
  • Acrylic paint (any colour)
  • Gold foam sheet (optional)

You will also need the following equipment

  • Tracing paper
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife
  • Paint brushes
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun


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How to make Paper Mache Photo Frame

  1. Print the photo frame template  trace the template on the cardboard and cut out the frame. (Be sure to scale up or down). Cut out the square in the middle and keep it as it will be used to hold your picture.
  2. Score the lines using a craft knife. Ensure you don’t cut through as you just want it be foldable.
  3. Fold each flab towards the square in the middle. Using masking tape, tape the entire frame together.
  4. If you want to hang the frame, stick a piece of rope or wire to the back of the frame.
  5. Cover the the entire frame in two layers of paper mache (newspaper strips and flour paste) and let it dry.
  6. Apple to coats of white emulsion paint and let it dry.
  7. Using acrylic paint colour of your choice, paint the insides of the frame
  8. Using a scissors to cut a zig zag pattern, stick on the sides of the inner square
  9. Also cut out strips of gold foam sheet and glue horizontally to the left and right sides of the frame
  10. Repeat the above step vertically to the top and bottom sides of the frame.
  11. Take the cut out cardboard, glue your image to it and stick it to to the back of the frame with your image showing on the front

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It also looks beautiful handing on the wall

paper mache picture frame

Looking for more paper mache inspiration, try this paper mache fruit bowl.

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