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« on: June 08, 2007 06:03:49 PM »

This took care of most of my Christmas giftmaking needs in one evening, whoo hoo! (Obviously, I'm not real punctual with the posting...)

The glass-front CLIPS frames from Ikea are pretty cheap (3 bucks for 4 in the 5" x 7" size, which is what I used) and simple to dress up with decorative paper (on the underside of the glass) and/or opalescent glass mosaic tiles (on top).

Here are a couple close-ups - the paper isn't really cut in uneven lines, that's just my bad camera work.

Since the back (not pictured) is cardboard hooked on with little metal clips, you need to be careful not to glue glass tiles on the four little places where the clips hook. (It kinda sucks that the back is cardboard - I think larger sizes or non-Ikea brands might have something more solid).

I tried making one with translucent rice paper and it looked odd when the photo went in; opaque paper is probably best.

As I didn't want to work outdoors in the snow, I tried a glue called "incredibly crafty" that was non-toxic and safe to use without special ventilation. I was happy with the result - attached glass to glass firmly. Took a few days, maybe more, to dry completely clear, but made a firm bond within hours. Obviously, for gluing on paper you need to be careful  to use a real thin layer so it doesn't get all ripply.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007 07:21:45 PM »

That is so awesome! I love personalizing frames. Thanks for another idea!

Way to go too for taking care of Christmas! Smart!

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