Plastic Canvas Picture Frame

Adorn your special photos with this easy DIY picture frame. It’s as fun to make as it is to gift to your loved ones!

  1. Ages: 9 +

  2. 1 hour - 2 hours

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

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Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials.

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  • Step 2

    Cut out the center of your plastic canvas shape.

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  • Step 3

    Trim the nubs off the inside border.

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  • Step 4

    Start stitching! Reference our Plastic Canvas Stitches Guide to plan your design. We used back stitches and long stitches for this frame!

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  • Step 5

    (Optional) Add a piece of yarn to hang your frame from!

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  • Step 6

    Cut out a piece of cardboard the same shape as your frame. This will be used as the back of your picture frame.

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  • Step 7

    Stick the cardboard to the back of the frame using sticky foam. Only place sticky foam on the sides and the bottom so you can slot the picture in the top!

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  • Step 8

    Add your photo and display!

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  • Done!

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