Photo frames are loved by one and all, everyone like to cherish old and sweet memories captured in a picture and get it framed be it your kid’s childhood picture a honeymoon couple who just returned from a memorable vacation or be it your parent’s picture who are old now frame helps to refresh your memories and golden days spent together with your loved one’s. Everyone can afford to buy photo frame from a gallery or a gift shop but how about making an artistic photo frame from an old switchboard cover and designing it yourself at home.
Here Are The 4 Steps To Make A Stylish Photo Frame From An Old Switchboard Panel:
Newspaper, Old switchboard outer panel in square or rectangular shape, some bright or florescent nail paint colours, cotton, acetone, some baby print or heart shape small sized stickers(optional), small decoration mirrors, small scale to measure, colourful tape, fevicol, thin cardboard, some coloured paper , coloured clay, black sketch pen for outline. Almost all the listed material is generally available at home or can be bought easily from a local market.
How To Begin
Place a newspaper on a table, place switchboard cover over it and start applying nail paint at the front panel and covering it’s edges with different colours of your choice, make it as vibrant as you can. If required you can remove any extra unwanted paint or spot on the panel with cotton and acetone. Apply at-least 2 coats of paint to make it more lucrative and let it dry for an hour’s time. With the help of small scale measure the length and width of cover panel and accordingly cut the cardboard in the desired size and shape for the back cover of the frame, also cut a small sized cardboard in the form of a Tie to make the stand. Wrap nicely the back cover and the tie stand with a coloured paper now with the help of fevicol paste the tie stand with the back cover, leave it aside to get dry for some time.
How To Design
By now the panel cover is dry ready to add stickers or of your choice, you can also paste small mirrors on the outer shell to give it an exclusive look which depicts your mirror picture also. Now with the help of a black sketch pen add some outlines between different coloured paints to make it look more artistic. Fix the photograph of your choice in the panel, if required you can fold the picture from top or bottom according to the size of the frame. You can put a date on the back side of the picture like on which date was it captured, what was the day or the occasion so that even after years when you see your photograph it will surely bring a smile to your face remembering the good times spent!
How To Keep
Attach the back cover, to the panel and close it properly from the back. If required to add some weight to the tie stand you can apply some amount of coloured clay at the bottom of the tie stand. With the help of a coloured tape you can fix the picture very well in standing position in the switchboard panel from all the 4 sides giving a support to back cover also.
Now you are ready to flaunt with your unique hand made picture frame. You can surprise your hubby or kid with the picture of your choice or can even gift it to your best friend for her birthday!