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Looking for something fun to do whilst stuck inside? I’d recommend creating your own box frames, the box frame is versatile for a number of things, including making wall art, storing figures, making a money box and more. I love to create them for gifts, to decorate my home and more recently I’ve been creating them for memory boxes, to keep some of my favourite memories from trips safe. Here are 10 of my favourite ideas for creating your own box frame to help with some inspiration.
Disney frames galore
If you’re a Disney fan, making a Disney inspired frame is a must, Will made an awesome frame for Mickey and Minnie Mouse from the Steamboat Willie days. Using lego figures of the characters at the forefront of the frame. You can use a number of other frames or even draw/make a Disney character from clay or maybe even buttons.
Box frames aren’t only for displaying items, you can turn them into a whiteboard and use them as an organiser, with box frames varying in size, you buy a 30x30cm or 25x25cm when making this as it allows for extra room. You can either remove the glass and put some whiteboard paint/paper inside or design the frame underneath with sections and write on the glass. Make sure you have a pen that rubs off well else your glass will always look dirty.
Make a punny frame
I love puns, can’t get enough of them. I can’t help but crack up at those birthday cards with the fruit and veg puns on them, or when somebody makes a punny joke it has me in stitches. I am that person. So of course, I had to include punny frames in this post, I recently created a frame to show my love of all things puns. Peas of my heart… This frame was made with some scrabble-esq letters, green paint, a lego figure from the latest collection and of course, glitter!
The money box frame
Last year when I was on Pinterest I saw the best idea for a money box, which was a box frame with a slot in the top for the money. I took to Whsmiths and grabbed a number of tattoo magazines, to go about creating a collage inside of the frame, then wrote in font on the glass, my tattoo fund. However this money box can be used for anything and images which match could look great, including a wedding fund or even a holiday fund (for when we can next travel!)
Share the love with a memory frame
Last but not least is the one I spend most of my time making (and not just because I use a huge frame) but because I like to save up bits and pieces from different trips and journeys and then add them into this frame. It’s a super simplistic idea, but gives a great result. When Will & I go to a new city we head to Urban Outfitters to take a strip of pictures and then if there is a lego we make ourselves out of lego to add to the frame. I often change my hair so trying to find a hair colour to match doesn’t always work out, however, I have found green and pink the past so there is hope for blue one day. Most recently I made a memory frame when we went to Liverpool back in January and seeing the frame brings back happy memories!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and gained some inspiration from it, but if you’re looking for other crafts, these easy crafts for parents are a great idea too.
If you’re looking to buy box frames, you can find them at Hobbycraft, Wilko, The Range and more.