I love using supplies and materials in unconventional ways. When an item is used in a way that is different than its intended purpose, it really proves that creativity has no boundaries. It also emphasizes that we’re not limited to what is presented to us; how inspiring is that? For this project, I used clear acrylic blocks to make a simple translucent DIY photo frame. While these blocks are typically used for rubber stamps, they turn into an awesome photo holder with the help of embellishments by Darice.
Here’s how to make your own block DIY photo frame!
STUDDED METALLIC BLOCK DIY PHOTO FRAME SUPPLIES:
- Darice Foil Tape
- Darice Bronze Flat Pyramid Acrylic Studs
- Darice Craft Scissors
- 4 x 5.25 Acrylic Stamp Mounting Block
- Glass & Bead Glue*
*Glass & bead glue is ideal for slick surfaces, making it useful for adhering things to the clear acrylic blocks.
Step one. Place a small dot of glue to the back of your photo.
Step two. Place the photo in between the two acrylic blocks.
Add the same lengths of tape to the opposite corner of the blocks.
Step seven. Glue a row of pyramid studs to each corner.
Once the glue dries, your new DIY photo frame is ready to adorn your bookshelf or desk. Because the acrylic blocks are super sturdy, the frame will stand on its own. Happy making!
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.