I love to collect frames from thrift stores as well as the damaged bins at my local JoAnn's. Usually the glass is missing but the frame is in great condition. Here are some frames I had that I have made into message boards to hang around the house. They are perfect for displaying my kids' art work, pictures, and messages to hubby...not too mention they are pretty and were very easy to make... and a fraction of the cost if I were to buy one already made.
(This one was in the damaged bin at JoAnn's for a fraction of the original cost if it had still had the glass)
The process to make them is easy as 1,2,3,4.
1. I use poster foam board for the backing in which I cut the same size as the frame opening.
2. Then I trace that same size foam board onto a sheet of cork which you can purchase at your local craft store, and cut that out.
3. I then glue the cork onto the foam board with hot glue because it is the fastest (work your way little by little from one side to the other).
4. Then place into the frame without glass and hang somewhere to enjoy!
It's super easy and doesn't take much time, even with 2 little ones running around you and your work area playing Batman!
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