Framing The Issue

I needed frames for my various table signs… but I wasn’t about to go spend money to buy some when I had plenty of unused old frames in my apartment. My solution? Just cover up the old ones with something new (and blue and gold)!

All it took was flat paper from Paper Source, my x-acto knife and some scotch tape (it’s not even a permanent makeover!) and here’s what I ended up with:


First the paper: White Gold Royal Blue flat paper from Paper Source ($3.50/sheet)


I just positioned my frame on the paper, and loosely cut out a larger rectangle of paper to cover the frame.


Then, I cut out an inside rectangle, being careful to leave an inch border inside. I made slits to each corner to help with the folding, and just taped the paper to the inside of the frame.


Time to wrap the outside… just as easy as wrapping a package! More scotch tape please!


And now the finished product!

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Not too shabby for $3.50 … and there’s two more to use if I need them!


Mrs. Lemon

Los Angeles/Monterey
Wedding Date:
July 2007
Contest: Bendel Bride Event
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    Iris, Guest @ 5:24 pm


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    Miss Lovebug, Guest @ 5:25 pm

    Your posts make me hungry for paper.

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    Jen, Guest @ 5:27 pm

    You are so crafty! I love it.

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    Go Amie, Guest @ 5:29 pm


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    tofu, Guest @ 5:30 pm

    brilliant! smart.

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    MK, Guest @ 5:34 pm

    That is really clever– I would never have thought of that.

    That’s why I could never be a Wedding Bee blogger– I just don’t have the crafty gene :)

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    jg, Guest @ 5:37 pm

    what a fabulous idea… one of the best!

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    Sarah, Guest @ 7:01 pm

    This is similar to something that comes up a lot on Design on a Dime: “None of my stuff matches!” “Oh yeah? Well, here’s a can of spray paint.” “Hooray!”

    I would’ve stolen this idea to make a frame to display the explanation as to why my MOH isn’t coming, but last week I was at JoAnn’s for something…uh…thread!…and found two 8×10 fabric covered frames in my accent color for $2.07.

    Two dollars and seven cents. Man, that’s less than a sheet of paper!

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    Iris, Guest @ 7:09 pm

    Bonus: If you cut out the centers (doughnut holes) carefully, you can use that remnant for something else.

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    tto, Guest @ 7:13 pm

    check out – promo code “domino” for 15% off paper (got the tidbit from the magazine itself). i would buy some but i’m not ‘really’ planning yet…

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    My, Guest @ 11:30 pm

    Great idea…

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    future mrs j.o.b, Guest @ 1:13 am

    that is freaking fantastic…i’m totally stealing your idea! I’m going to use them as the table cards.

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    turtle, Guest @ 9:38 am

    that is such a great idea! Just yesterday, I was wondering what i was going to do with my guestbook table welcome card and bathroom basket card. You’re a genius!

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