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 comments

  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.


    ~Dana@Haus

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