This simple photo frame is made from a single square of paper. The folded paper photo frame is extremely adaptable. Use a larger or smaller piece of paper or alter the border size to vary the size of the frame. Changing the type of paper, adding other decorations and embellishments is also a great way to adapt the look of the finished frame. These photo frames make quick and easy gifts and are light weight, meaning that they are perfect for sending through the post to go with a handmade card or could even make an interesting alternative to a normal greeting card. The photo frame will stand on its own, making it ideal for displaying on tables or desks. You can also easily adapt the design so that the frame can be hung from a wall.
This is a good project for showing off designer or scrapbooking papers. You can also make your own unique designer papers using rubber stamps. A single sheet of square paper is all that is required. The finished frame creates a diagonal frame for the photograph. If the corners hide important detailsin your photo then make the photo frame larger so the photograph sits in the middle. The paper will show behind the photograph, as in the picture above, therefore double sided paper will be ideal or stamp plain paper with a complementary colored ink.
Easy Folded Photo Frame - Materials Required
- One sheet of square paper (I used a sheet of 8 x 8" paper to make this photo frame. The finished frame size is 4" square and the photo shown is 3" square. When choosing a photograph make sure to take into account the corners which hold the picture in place).
- Ruler, paper folder and pencil
- Glue or double sided adhesive tape