There isn't much of a tutorial instruction guide to this, because you are at liberty to add anything you'd like to a blank frame and make it your own! However, I will give you some tips and suggestions for the activity by showing you what I did!
Here are some of the things I used:
- a blank white frame (postcard size, preferably) (I got mine at Daiso Japan where everything is $1.50!)
- some pretty patterned and blank origami paper
- stickers! ALL THE STICKERS!
- white school glue
- paint and a paintbrush
- a heart-shaped puncher
- and more fun things to glue on
My finished product looked like this!
I dedicated my frame to a photo of my boyfriend, Chris, and me that my daddy took (◕‿◕✿)
I, personally, like adding a little "looks-like-a-kindergartener-did-this" sort of vibe to my artwork, but if you prefer something a little less messy, you can always be more careful with your placement of stickers, shapes, and sparkles!
To achieve this, I cut out the origami paper to best fit the shape of the frame, folding in the edges, then I glued it down. The frame was pretty enough on it's own but I wanted to add a bit of personality and customisation to it so that you would know THIS FRAME WAS MADE FOR THIS PICTURE.
The best part about getting a frame from Daiso or the local dollar store is that if you have a falling out with the person you dedicate your frame to (yes, even your cat), then it is no great financial loss--especially considering how expensive some frames can be!
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this fun little teeny tutorial as much as I enjoyed making the frame! I think I will make more for other people in the future, maybe even my cat! Stay lovely! ♡