I wanted to display some favorite pictures in our master bedroom, but did not want to spend $20 a pop on gallery frames with mats. I checked on buying mats separately, or even cutting my own from mat board, but I wanted to keep it very simple and very inexpensive. here’s what I did:
1. buy 11X14 frames from the Dollar Tree. I just ordered a pack of 18 online and then picked them up in the store. There were 6 black ones inside my box, so I didn’t have to paint~wahoo! You’ll see the others in upcoming projects…
2. find the least dented part of a piece of white posterboard and trace around the glass, then cut it out. I took a mat with a 4X6 cutout from another picture I had and traced the 4X6 opening in the center.
4. then use a metal ruler and an exacto knife for the longer edges. Use cardboard underneath so you don’t slash anything up!
6. Love that you spent around $10 framing some of your favorite memories. :)(still trying to figure what to do with that alarm clock)
poster board from Kroger~I used 4 because mine were pretty dented up. $2.76
4X6 pictures (5, then I framed a favorite note from him) $1.45
6 frames from Dollar Tree: $6.30