Craft Project - Handy Man Frameby Wen Zientek-Sico
Who knew that a few cleaned up grubby washers, nuts, and bolts from the garage could make such a cool frame? They do, and your favorite handy man will just love the final product!
Handy Man Frame
I liked this frame so much I used it to frame a photo of my own Dad! (Trust me when I say there is no higher compliment.) Shiny nuts, bolts, and washers make for a really glitzy and cute frame that is entertaining to assemble. Make sure those small pieces do not end up in the mouths of little ones before they end up on the frame! We used a bright blue paint to match our photo, but any darker bright color contrasts well against the silver of the nuts, bolts, and washers.
Wooden or plastic frame
Bright blue acrylic paint
Red card stock
Tacky glue or hot glue gun
3 large washers
4 small washers
2 large bolts
1 medium bolt
2 small bolts
Cover your work surface with newspaper. Remove the glass and backing from the frame and set aside. Paint the frame blue. Let the paint dry and then apply another coat as directed by the manufacturer. While the paint is drying, trace the shape and size of the glass from the frame onto the card stock to determine the size of the mat. Cut the card stock along the lines. Center the photo on the card stock and then glue it to the card stock. Let the glue dry before handling. Using the glue, glue the washers, bolts, and nuts to the frame as shown in the photo. Let the glue dry thoroughly. Reassemble the glass, matted photo, and frame.
Project Developed, Styled, and Photographed by Wen Zientek-Sico.