Monday, April 23, 2012

Decorated Foam Board Photo Frame


First, I wanted to thanks Jessica Jones over at How About Orange for feature the origami paper bow tutorial that I shared last year HERE.  That page right now has more than 23 thousand views.  Last Friday when Jessica featured my tutorial on her blog I had over 14, 000 visitors in one day.  HOLLY COW!  Thank you so much for sending your readers to my blog, Jessica!

O.k. on to my today project.  If you are my regular blog readers, you knew I love to decorate photo frames because they make great gift!
  I had been trying to make my own photo frame but I didn't know what material to use.  I was thinking of using wood but cutting wood and sanding wood are a bit messy. Then I was thinking of using cereal box but they are too thin.  I was drooling over the decorated quilling frames that Lin at Lin Handmade Greeting Card made.  And that inspired me to think harder.  Then I got an idea.  How about foam board?  I tried it and it work!

The foam board I used was 3/16 inch thick.  Micheal's had a sell last week for 99 cents each.  Of course I grabbed a few sheets.

For this frame I cut it 8 x 10 so one sheet of foam board will give me 6 frames.  This frame fit 4 x 6 inches picture.  I took pictures for the tutorial but all the pictures came out badly so I had to make another frame and will do the tutorial then.  So stay tune!

Here are two more decorated frames using wooden frame from Micheal's.

Lin had a great tutorial of how to make this kind of flowers here.


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Thanks for stopping by again.



aureliaeugenia said...

Really beautiful works !

Dr Sonia S V said...

So cheerful they look Helen


Baukje said...

brilliant and beautiful colors I love your work!
Greetings Baukje

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful and colorful!

Ann said...

Helen those came out beautiful. I love all the quilled flowers. Using foam board was a great idea and what a bargain you got on it.
congrats on all those page views too. said...

Love the colours. They are gorgeous.

Crafty and Green said...

Your Frames are Stunning! I Love these! (I want one--hehe!)Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! We look forward to seeing more of your creations really soon!

Many Blessings,

Hussena said...

Your Frames are simply Gorgeous Helen...such lovely colors and beautiful quilling them!!!

Jyoti Agrawal said...

Lovely frames dear. Your flowers are just perfect. I too make quilling frames and like it best to gift to people.

Merry said...

Oh wow....I was thinking the first frame was beautiful and then scrolled down to two more stunning frames. Such neat work.

SUGANTHI said...

So very pretty and so very neatly done Helen. I love the butterfly and the swirls that are attached to it.

Lekha justin said...


kiddo said...

Your frames look wonderful, Helen! Love them all, especially the first one, with those green swirls! Looking forward for tutorial:)

Irene Retuya said...

Such a fabulous foam board frame. Will try this one out in the future. Saw i at MIM.


Rene said...

Oh WOW! These are awesome...I especially like the second frame! Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win a second-prize!
Rene :D

chillin with Quillin said...

wow there gorgeous, really love the colors!!!

MetalFimo2 said...

molto bello il tuo quilling,brava passa da me

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Awesome frame, your quilling is divine.

I saw your link on Make it Monday. I'm #138 this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Bhawana said...

awesome frames... you made them soo atractive. I loved the first one most.... color combo and design is just perfect. Have seens Lin's design, they are also nice.

Whimcees said...

Hello Helen!

These are so beautiful! I love your quilled flowers! Wishing you some sunshine today!


Barbara Diane

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous frames! I love your quilling!

I’m stopping by from MIM.


**I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

Monica said...

Stunning yet again.


Rae said...

Helen, your quilling is AMAZING!

Devika... said...

wow....this is so beautiful!