What I have posted here is a simple and cheapest form of craft and my favourite one too. I really loved making this and I am going to make lots more.
For making these cute frame you only need a bunch of old newspapers, glue and some paint. With these you can create wonders.
I have a huge collection of seashells. I have been having these with me since my school days. I love seashells and didn't have the heart to throw them off when I moved to Delhi after getting married. So it was there safely at my parents' place all these years. Last time when I went to visit my parents I brought these shells with me. Here too they were simply lying inside the cupboard because I didn't know what to do with them. I tried displaying them in bottles but was not satisfied. Then I hit upon this idea.
I rolled newspapers and used them to make this frame and glued my precious seashells and the result was a big WOW.
Let me share with you how to do these frames.
You will need:
Cardboard of desired size.
Two thin but strong sticks for rolling the papers with.
Paint and brush.
First choose a cardboard. I used the cover of a book.
Then choose the background you want and glue it to the cardboard. I decided to go for a printed one. So I used the page of an old novel.
Then you are going to roll these strips and glue the end. Longer the strips, the thicker and stronger the rolls.
Rolling the papers is not as easy as it may sound. It is a bit tricky. This is how you have to do it.
You have to take a thin stick and place it at one edge of the paper strip as shown in the first image. Bend the edge of the paper over it. Now place one more stick on top of the bent edge as shown in the last image. Then you hold both the sticks together and start rolling tightly. When you have done pull out the sticks carefully. Now glue the edge and you have the roll ready.
Make four rolls in sizes corresponding to the length and breadth of your cardboard. Then glue them to the sides of the cardboard as shown below.
Paint the frame and decorate it with whatever you want. You can even paint the rolls first and then glue them to the cardboard.
This is another one I made with two paper rolls on each side.
Have a nice week ahead.
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