Showcase grandkids with fun print frame

September 11, 2015 - photo frame

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Grandparents can never get adequate cinema of their grandkids. With Grandparents Day usually around a dilemma on Sunday, Sept. 13, remember them with a best present of all — updated photos of we and a kids! But don’t usually tuck them in an envelope. Show them off in a support done from additional mechanism rodent pads we competence have pressed divided in a drawer. Not usually do a frames demeanour slick, though they won’t mangle in a mail en track to Grandmother’s house.

Here’s how to make a frame:

Find a special photo. Use it as is or trim off a sides to prominence a apportionment we wish to uncover in a frame. For a standard-size photo, you’ll usually need half of an 8-inch-by-12-inch rodent pad.

Cut a rodent pad in half widthwise with a span of scissors. The cut corner will be a bottom of a frame. Measure your print and afterwards cut out a rectangle or block in a center or to a side of a rodent pad somewhat smaller than a photo. Save a cut-out square for a stand.

To make a stand, cut a cut-out square in half. These dual pieces will be a dual feet of a stand. Now, cut out a 1/2-inch-deep-by-1/4-inch-wide nick into a center of a prolonged corner of any cut-out piece.

At a bottom of a frame, cut dual 3/4-inch slits about 6 inches detached from any other. Widen a slits somewhat so that a feet can be snuggly extrinsic and a support stands nicely.

Center a print in a cut-out apportionment and fasten it to a behind of a frame. For fun, glue or insert a musical object subsequent to a photo. For example, if a print is from a fishing trip, insert a genuine captivate that “caught a large one.”

If a rodent pad has designs on it, such as multiples of bubbles, cut out a rodent pad in a figure of a submarine. Cut out circles for portholes to support several headshots of a whole family. Or if a rodent pad has flower designs on it, use it for a print taken in a garden.

When complete, hang and mail to those special grandparents, who will conclude a creativity and a gesture.

Donna Erickson’s award-winning array “Donna’s Day” is airing on open radio nationwide. To find some-more of her artistic family recipes and activities, revisit www.donnasday.com and couple to a NEW Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.”

(c) 2015 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.

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