Tuesday, 9 June 2015

paper craft photo frame



This project uses one sheet of square paper. I like to use patterned scrapbook paper so that my finished frame is large enough to make an impact on my home decor. With 12 inch x 12 inch patterned scrapbook paper, your finished origami picture frame measures 6 inch x 6 inch. If you don't mind having a smaller frame or don't have any scrapbook paper available, you can use a large sheet of origami paper for your project.
paper craft photo frame


1.  Make a Blintz Base
To begin making your origami frame, you will need to make a blintz base. This is a basic origami form used in many models, including the lid of my exploding box card design. Review the About Origami definition of blintzing if you are unfamiliar with how to make this base.

paper craft photo frame


2.  Double Blintz
After you've made the blintz base, you need to double blintz the paper by folding each corner into the middle point once more. The paper sometimes is a little harder to fold when you're working with multiple layers, so go over the creases with your fingernail or a metal ruler if needed.


paper craft photo frame

3.  Open the Paper
Unfold the double blintz. Open up the paper so it looks like the photo to the left.


paper craft photo frame

4.  Collapse the Folds
Push down on the back triangle to collapse the paper into two squares. Repeat this process with the bottom of the paper. When you're finished, you should have two triangles on the left and right sides and a middle square base with four separate squares inside it. If folded correctly, your origami picture frame should look like the one in the photo to the left.

paper craft photo frame


5.  Fold the Corners Back
Fold all of the inside corners of the paper back as shown in the photo to the left.


paper craft photo frame


6.  Make Four Triangle Photo Corners
Tuck all of the areas of the paper with white showing under to make four triangular photo corners. If necessary, run over the creases with your fingernail or a metal ruler to make sure they are nice and sharp.

paper craft photo frame


7.  Open the Paper
Open up the top of the paper so it looks like the model in the photo to the left.

paper craft photo frame

8.  Create the Dividing Flaps
Push the left and right corners in. Bring the paper down and flatten it so it looks like the photo to the left. Repeat with the bottom of the model.

paper craft photo frame

9.  Complete Your Origami Picture Frame
Use a glue stick or a bit of double sided tape to secure the large triangle flaps you created in Step 8 to the paper. Cut your two photos to fit the openings in the frame and slip them inside the pockets you've created. If necessary, add a bit of tape or glue to keep the photos from slipping.

Fold the left and right triangles back. This will help your frame stand up when you place it on your desk or a bookshelf. 
paper craft photo frame

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