Crafts & Creativity

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

Hello, I have a new project for you! I was looking for a picture frame and since I couldn’t  find one in the size I wanted I thought I would make one myself.

Here is the finished product,

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

This is an good way to make very cheap, original and easy to assemble frames.

Materials:

  • 8 wood posts (you can buy them from any home depot/lowes for about 80 cents each)
  • Jute yarn (you can buy it any fabric/handcraft store)
  • scissors
  • Heavy duty gardening scissors or pliers
  • Measuring tape

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

1. First of all you need to measure the area you want framed, then you can start cutting with the pliers four of the wooden post in the exact size that you want each side of your frame.

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

2. Make a cross with for each corner, and tie securely. You can leave an extra inch on either side to make the cross, this also helps when your tying.

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

When you have tied all four sides, your frame will look something like this:

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

3. To give the frame depth you need to measure approximately 2 or 3 extra inches on either side and cut the remaining 4 posts to the correct measurement. When finished tie all four sides as you did before. In the end you will have two frames, one large and one small,

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

4. Tie each corner of the inside frame to the corresponding corner of the outside frame.

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

You can lean the frame on the floor, a chair or a wall to do the next step.

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

5. Tie the end of the jute yarn to one corner and begin to unravel and loop back and forth around the inner and outer frame. I did a zig zag, but you could do this any way you want.
Make as many loops as you want, there are no mistakes, its art! The key here is to be creative and be happy with your finished product.
When you’re done your frame will probably look something like this, but could differ depending how you looped your yarn:

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

The frame hangs best with a nail in the two top inner corners, your frame may feel a bit flimsy, but once you hang it it will be significantly more sturdy.

So this is my frame on the wall of my kitchen:

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

The little silver circles in the right corner are a few nuts, I threw on there to be decorative.

DIY: Woven Wood Picture Frame

What I love about this project is that it is very easy and all materials can be recycled, you can use any wood stick that you find, I bought mine, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find them in your house or other places. Experiment with other threads or use common household items to decorate your frame.

Hope you like and have fun! – Xo, Elba

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