My honey has finally arrived home. He was gone for two weeks on a work trip to India. For some reasons (maybe obvious?) I was a little nervous to share this with the wide interwebs. But now he’s back. So if I seemed a little mopey over the past two weeks, now you understand. and I have officially snapped out of it!
In light of our reunion, I’m excited to share with you a very special DIY project today–my DIY Wedding Window Picture frame.
Viet and I got married last June, and for our reception we made a special bar sign from a window pane we picked up at a local scrap yard. For months, I’ve been wanting to turn this window into a wedding picture frame for our apartment. Finallllllly, I have succeeded.
This is a simple project that you can make in as many different iterations as you can imagine.
All you need is:
+ a clean window
+ white paint (or a paint of a different color of your choosing)
+ photo paper and a photo printer of your choosing (we have the Canon MG620)
>>In this project, my main objective was to find a way to reuse the frame we had used as the bar sign in our wedding. I didn’t want or need it to be perfect. I just wanted to reuse the frame, which is sentimental to me now. I also wanted it to look clean and well composed.
If you’re starting from scratch (aka going to look for windows as the scrapyard), try to think about the type of pictures you have that you want to frame. Are they vertical or horizontal? Do you want to have a few large pictures or many more smaller pictures? This will help you to have a more discerning eye when you go to pick out the perfect frame.
I was in a bit of the opposite position since I was trying to find a way to utilize the frame we already had. After looking closely at the window, I decided to go with a simple black and white theme. I chose my favorite six black and white pictures from our wedding photos and printed them on 8.5 by 11 sheets of photo paper.
Here’s an overview of my process:
Step 1: Clean the frame and paint it to the color of your liking.
Step 2: Thoroughly clean the glass on both sides.
Step 3: Choose and print your photos and lay them out on the front of the frame to decide their design/alignment.
Step 4: Line the photos out on the floor in your chosen order and then flip the frame over.
Step 5: Use the glue stick to coat the outside edges of the front of your first photograph.
Step 6: Carefully place the photo on the glass and make sure that it lines up parallel to the edges of the pane.
Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 for all the remaining photos.
Step 8: Allow to dry and enjoy!
I haven’t decided exactly where this beauty will live permanently, but I’m very happy with the end product. It’s nice to know that this special mememto from our wedding day will stay with us and help us to remember our favorite moments from the day. Are you looking for a creative frame to kick your photos up a notch?
Happy Making and Happy Monday,