15 Inventive Ways to Use a Box Frame
A box frame is such a versatile home decoration, that offers the opportunity for total personalisation! There’s an idea for every occasion, and here we’ve rounded up 15 ideas both from the Hobbycraft blog archives, and from your fantastic past entries to our Make of the Month competitions to inspire your next box frame make.
If you’re looking for a quick gift idea, this super simple heart frame is a great make to have stumbled upon. It’s so easy to personalise the frame to the recipient with the use of letter and number embellishments. The suspended hearts add a delicate touch!
A wooden peg doll family box frame makes the perfect gift, and an alternative snapshot in time of your loved ones. You can add anything you want to your box frame – see how creative you can get with clothing choices and backdrops! Follow the instructions in the above tutorial by Little Button Diaries to find out how they made their box frame family.
Robin Pebble Art by Sara Joyce (February 2018 Make of the Month Competition Entry)
We love this fantastic make that utilises found natural ephemera in order to construct a sweet robin scene. The lick of red paint really elevates this make. Let your imagination run wild – what other animals could you create out of pebbles?
Hannah Read-Baldrey is a whiz when it comes to a bit of quilling! This stunning technique has been used to create these flowers in her beautiful quilled floral box frame project. Either use initials or spell out a word, perfect for a bedroom, living room or even wedding sign!
Looking for something that little bit different to give to your nearest and dearest? This sweet heart confetti frame may be the answer. Personalise with your sentiment of choice for a completely unique gift that will be cherished for years to come.
Quilled Wall Typography by Clare Ingham (February 2018 Make of the Month Competition Entry)
This quilling example is great, and shows how easy it is to spell out any word you may desire. What colours would you choose to quill with? These tones remind us of a breezy, seaside day…dreamy!
We all love to keep little mementos of special events, so why not create somewhere to store and display them? Rather than storing souvenirs and ticket stubs in a box in a cupboard, hang them proudly on your wall! A super cute conversation-starter.
Everyone’s lives are so hectic today it can be a challenge remembering the 101 things you need to – and that’s just before lunch! Memo boards are a great way of letting you know what’s on the agenda for the day/week and making sure all of those important to-do tasks are completed. Read the above guide to find out how you can make your own.
Wooden Letter Quote Box Frame by Chloe Brown (Made by Mum Awards Entry)
This frame looks like it was bought in a shop! Chloe has done such a professional job. Wooden letters and 3D toppers work really well in box frames thanks to their deep nature. You could spell out anything!
Remember your special day always with this classy and sentimental wedding memory box frame. Using only a couple of carefully chosen embellishments, you can create your own personalised composition to display proudly in your home. Read the above tutorial for inspiration on how to create your own.
Bring some fresh artwork into your home this spring and welcome the warmer weather with a colourful ‘hello spring’ sign. Easy to make with a few dies, cardstock and a box frame! Just follow the directions from the above tutorial.
LED Silhouette Scene Box Frame by Adam Clark (February Make of the Month Competition Entry)
This is a fantastic way to use the box frames, which lend themselves perfectly to layering up a silhouetted scene. Using LED lights further emphasizes the depth of the frame. Nice one, Adam!
Heat embossing is a technique that’s been around for a little while now, however we never tire of using it on our projects. It’s a great way of adding a glossy, shiny finish in a flash, and can be done on all manner of materials including paper, wood and even vellum! Read the above tutorial to find out how you can create this fantastically summery box frame.
Initial box frames are super trendy pieces of decor and are great to give as a gift for any occasion – or you could make one for yourself! They are so simple to create with washi tape and take no time at all – the perfect project for kids and adults alike. How will you theme yours?
Crayon Teacher Gift Box Frames by Emma Willis (July 2017 Make of the Month Competition Entry)
Any teacher would be proud to display such a gift in their classroom – and they’re so simple to make yet give a very high quality finish. Pick your paper, your crayon colours and use scrabble tiles to spell out the name of the recipient – simple!
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