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I recently saw a great “pin” on Pinterest with all sorts of crafty ideas to do with yarn. But since I’ve never worked with yarn (I’m not a knitter!), I was a little intimidated by most of the projects.
However, I decided to combine a few of the techniques I saw into an easy craft even I could handle. This photo frame couldn’t have been simpler! Grab an old frame and give it a facelift with this simple tutorial.
- Hot glue gun
- Photo frame
**Note: Using a frame and yarn color that are similar in color will help give a more cohesive look and hide any mistakes. You can also use a thicker yarn for better coverage. Here, I used a thinner yarn, but wrapped it tightly.
Step 3: When you run out of yarn, hot glue the end to the back, grab a new piece of yarn and repeat the process. Do this on each of the short edges.
Step 4: Wrap the long edges lengthwise. Although it’s tempting to wrap them the same way you did the short sides—don’t. It will be a problem when you wrap the corners—you won’t be able to get your glass and photo back in the frame.
Step 5: Add any embellishments. I used yarn pom poms (see tutorial here). I simply hot glued them on and then hot glued the “stems” on with additional yarn. I glued the ends of the green “stems” onto the back of the frame, under the pom poms and in the middle where they meet.
Step 6: Place your photo, glass and back onto frame. This may take a bit of manipulation as the yarn will inhibit you a bit. I had to trim down the frame back (it was cardboard, so it was no problem to trim it with scissors).
Voila! You’ve taken a basic frame and turned it into something special! Give as a gift or put in your favorite photo and admire it in your own house.