Show off your crafting skills with a festive frame.
This is a super easy personalised gift idea and all you need is some leftover Christmas ribbon and cute buttons, as well as an old frame. It should take no longer an half an hour and can look festive and decorative. Below you’ll find an easy step by step tutorial to help you make your own as well as a video at the very end. Happy crafting!
What you will need
- Christmas glittery ribbon (thin)
- White buttons
- White frame (or paint an old picture frame white)
- Glue (PVA)
- Staples & staple gun
- Hammer (optional)
DIY Xmas Picture Frame Tutorial
Step 1: Arrange your Buttons & Glue Down
First decide where you’d like your buttons to go on your frame. I chose to have the whole bottom covered in white buttons, whereas I only had two smaller sections on the top to leave room for my bow in the centre. Play around for the design though, if you feel comfortable doing so, to personalise your festive frame.
Once you’re happy with how it looks, start gluing your buttons one by one and be careful not to ruin your design along the way.
Step 2: Create a Bow
To create a bow using ribbon I created two hoops and then twisted them round and looped them through to tie together and make into a cute bow. Watch the video below to see exactly how I did it if you need help.
Step 3: Wrap Your Ribbon Around the Frame
This bit can be tricky but make sure that all of your buttons are glued down securely as you’ll need to move your frame around. I used a staple gun to secure the end of the ribbon and the back top left corner and starting wrapping the ribbon around the frame diagonally. I stapled the ribbon down at the back every time I’ve wrapped it around to make sure it stays in place.
Watch the video now to see what I mean:
Not only is it a fun craft but it would also make a lovely Christmas gift, personalised by you!