What better way to introduce a new addition to the family, with a personalised box frame gift, handmade by you? I’ve seen some gorgeous box framed gifts on sites such as not-on-the-high-street. They look great and they usually cost around £30 to buy but if you want to make your gift that bit more special, make it yourself.
Empty box frames cost between £2-£8 from Hobbycraft and you can fill them with anything you want. I’ve made box frame for my best friend’s baby girl, Lily. If you want to make one similar it will probably cost you around £11 (price can vary depending on what you want to fill your box frame with). What’s great is that you’ll have some crafty bits left over for your next box frame project.
To make on similar to this you will need:
- Box frame 30x30cm
- Wooden letter
- Photo aperture or a white piece of card
- Wooden scrabble letters
- Small silk daisies
- Ribbon to make the bow or a pre-made bow
- Stick-on half pearls
- Wallpaper cut offs or patterned paper
- You’ll also need a glue gun if you don’t own one.
Step 1. Paint the wooden letter in a colour of you choice. I’ve used an acrylic paint but you can use a tester paint pots if you have any laying around.
Step 2. Cut your wall paper sample or your patterned print paper to size. If you’re making your own aperture you will need to do the following:
- Get the wallpaper sample or the decorative paper and draw around the frame backing
Step 3. Cut 3.5cm off each side leaving you with small square piece
- If you have any special features on your wallpaper sample, try and keep in the centre as I have with the bird
Step 4. Glue the small square piece on to the white insert, that comes with the box frame
Step 5. Get your wooden letter and any additions and glue in place with the glue gun
Step 6. Lastly, place your piece in the box frame.
Do you want more detail? Watch my video tutorial on Youtube
I hope you enjoyed this week’s tutorial. Keep checking back for more new projects. If you have any suggestions, you’d like to share, please leave me a comment.