Monday, June 14, 2010

Father's Day Photo Frames

How sweet are these origami photo frames! We found these on Redtedart's Blog. We thought they would be perfect for father's day. You could stick them inside cards or tie them on packages. They are easy to make, so the kiddos can make lots of them for dad, grandpa and all the uncles! The frames even stand up on their own!

All you need is a square piece of paper.
We used origami paper, but any kind of pretty paper would work! Fold the opposite corners of the paper together and press. Then open the paper and fold the other corners together.
Open the paper and it should look like this. The lines will be your fold guides.
Fold the corners to the center.
Repeat with all four corners.
Flip the square over, and fold the corners to the center again.
Do the same with all four corners.
Flip your square over. You should have four square flaps.
Fold each flap up to the corner.
Your frame should now look like this.
You can tuck the triangle flaps inside...
...or fold them backwards to make a band of white around your picture.
Cut your picture a little smaller than the frame and carefully slide it in.
Here is how they stand up!
Dad will love it!
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  1. OOOH, so chuffed that you had a go!!! They look fabulous! And thank you for linking back! :-)

    Maggy, Red Ted Art
    PS if you have the time, do add this link to my comments section on the paper frame post! x

  2. so cute!! these are great for every holiday!

  3. cute and easy :) thank you for linking up to MMM !!

  4. Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!


  5. So cute and simple, these would make perfect gifts! And I love origami paper, beautiful patterns. Cute blog, I will follow for more fun crafts!

  6. These are a TERRIFIC idea for gifts!

  7. Love that paper! Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! I really appreciate it! ☺

  8. So cute - and that giraffe costume is adorable!

  9. Thanks! This is a great idea. Something I'll certainly try. I found you at CMOS, hope you visit me too!

  10. I love this. I'm a teacher and I'm always looking for easy personal gifts at this time of the year. I will have to copy this somewhere on my blog for next year. Thanks for sharing.


  11. Brilliant idea! You really do have a knack for taking the simplest things and making them new!

    I am thinking these would be great little ornaments on a Christmas tree!