Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Quick Patterned Paper Photo Mat

diy, diy paper mat, frame, scrapbook paper

I have been wanting to make my own picture mats for what feels like FOREVER! I would think about it, then forget. This is pretty typical since I am always finding inspiration around me and forgetting what I want to make happens quite frequently!

I finally decided it was time to make some patterned paper mats since I am basically obsessed with the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Styleboard collection! All of the papers in this collection are insanely cute. I picked a couple of papers to turn into photo mats. One was a gorgeous floral pattern and the other one was a minty color with circles. I left my frames raw wood. Normally I would paint these, but I really loved the way the raw wood looked with my patterned paper.

Check out the entire Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Styleboard Collection here.

Here's what you'll need: 
Crate Paper -12"X12 Maggie Holmes Styleboard
- Picture Frame
- Xacto Knife
- Scissors
- Cutting Mat
- Marker/Pen
- Ruler

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Take out your glass (or cardboard) and trace it on the back side of your paper.

Step 2: Use your ruler to make marks an inch from the edge of your paper. 

Step 3: Connect your dots with your ruler.

Step 4: Add marks all the way around your paper.

Step 5: Cut out your mat from your paper.

Step 6: Use your Xacto knife to cut out the inside of your  paper. When you are finished, put your mat inside of your frame add a photo or quote and you are god to go!
diy, diy paper mat, frame, scrapbook paper
diy, diy paper mat, frame, scrapbook paper
diy, diy paper mat, frame, scrapbook paper


  1. I've had this idea floating around in my head for months for a patterned photo mat and finally made time to try it.