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Video:How to Make Hanging Picture Frames From CD Cases

with Lea Elleseff

Picture frames don't come cheap, but you can make them on your own using simple materials you have around the house. If you have a few CD cases to spare, see how you can turn them into fun custom picture frames.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Hanging Picture Frames From CD Cases

Hi, my name is Lea Elleseff and you are watching about.com home and garden. Today I'm going to show you how to make hanging photo frames out of CD cases.

Picture Frame Supplies

Here's what we'll need:
  • 2 slim CD cases
  • ribbon
  • tape
  • scissors
  • tacks
  • photographs

Attach the Picture Frame Bases

Begin by cutting your ribbon into 4 pieces, each about 5 inches long. Attach the CD cases with two pieces of ribbon using masking tape to hold them in place. Tape the other two ribbons to the top of the case so that they hang like this.

Insert Photos in the Frames

Now simply insert your photos into the CD covers. I got my photos developed into 5X5 dimensions so that the fit would be just right. If you don't have that option you can always alter your photos to fit using either scissors or by gluing them onto a larger piece of paper. And just like that my frames are ready to hit the wall.

Hang the Picture Frames

I'm going to use 2 tacks to hang them. I like the sleek and home made look of these. If you're in the mood to be funkier you could decorate the frames. Here, for example, I glued the ribbon around the edges and created a charming border.

Sweet, simple, quick and now you're ready to make your own. Thank you for joining me. To learn more visit us on the web at homegarden.about.com.
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