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
- Cutting Mat
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!