Thank you for the nice comments on my memory files! I hope it inspired somebody to be adventurous and try their hand at making some of their own! They really are lovely to make easier to store so many more photo's!
Today I wanted to share some crocheted photo frames I made.
These are EASY-PEASY to make. All you need to do is cut a frame of any shape you desire-rectangle, square, oval or circle and make it a 1cm width all the way around. I used cereal box's for my card board but you could use any card as long it is sturdy enough.
You begin with a slip knot and then double crochet , moving the stitches down as you go along. You really have to play with it as you go along, depending what size your frame is-determines the amount of dc stitches. Just don't bunch them up too much as your border won't lie nice and flat.
Once you have gone all the way around with your dc st, end in the first dc with a sl st, ch 1 and begin your border of your choice. Before you end your border, chain at least 10-15 st for the little loop to hang it by, or if you are doing a larger frame, ch at least 20, but see how it looks and then end off with a sl st and tie off.
It is that easy! Super quick and lovely gifts! I think each frame took me less than 10 minutes to do!
I bought some thick transparent plastic-good quality thickness and cut out a piece according to the shape of my frame. Then you can use double sided tape around the edges or transparent drying glue to stick it down.
Then you take a piece of cardboard and do the same, leaving a gap big enough at the top to slide a photo into. With the circle or oval frames, I only glued half way up the sides and the square and rectangle frames I left the top side open completely.
I then put my iron on steam and steamed ironed them just to get them to lie really nice and flat. Just be careful not to wet the cardboard while doing this, I normally just spray the water on and then iron.
If you would like me to write up a proper tutorial with instructions and photographs, just let me know, if I get enough asking for one, I will write one up for you!
Thanks for popping by and have a great day!