While we were redoing the bathroom at our rental I was having no luck at all finding frames I like. The bathroom had been painted a light tan and a light brown (stay tuned for pictures of that later). Similar colors are also on the shower curtain with a green base. I wanted to find two frames that would hold multiple pictures and would go together. After searching several stores I could not find what I was looking for, so I decided to make my own. I ended up covering two frames in a fabric napkin. Here’s how:
Gather your supplies:
Fabric (like I said I used a napkin, but anything from remnants to an old tee-shirt would work)
Glue (I used Beacon Adhesives’ Fabri-Tac)
Screwdriver/pliers (something to pull out staples that got away from you)
Lay the frame on the fabric. Turn over to make sure you like where the pattern on the fabric will hit the frame.
Cut the fabric to size
On the top pull the fabric tight and staple, repeat on the bottom.
Fold one edge over and staple
Repeat step four and five on the sides. Turn over and make sure everything has been pulled tight.
Draw a square. Make sure there is enough fabric to cover the supports and be hidden
Cut the square out. Slit the coroners. Apply glue and fold flaps back. You may have to hold it for a little bit until it gets sticky and holds. Make sure the fabric has been pulled tight.
Allow to dry.
Load up with pictures and hang!!