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DIY picture frame cardbox

Tools:

  • 8.5" x 11" or 11" x 14" Picture Frames
  • Corner brackets
  • Screws that are shorter than the thickness of the frames
  • Wood glue
  • Scredriver
  • Quarter round wood trim
  • Piano hinges
  • Scissors
  • Pillow stuffing
  • Fabric for top
  • Staple Gun
  • Wood for top and bottom
  • Lazy susan

The card box will be sitting in the cocktail lounge and the colors in that are are black, white, and hot pink with Asian elements. Therefore, we bought black wooden frames on sale and used the hot pink brocade fabric that matches the pillows I made for the VIP lounge. I asked Donny to make this his project since he can be manly up until we put the hot pink fabric on top.

The steps are easy. First, use the corner brackets, screws, and screwdriver to assemble the frames into a box. (Shh, don’t tell him I posted this picture. It’s his yardwork outfit.)

diy picture frame card box for wedding

Then, he, with his manly tools, cut the wood to size and assembled it underneath the frames with corner brackets to create the bottom. Once that was done, he made the top with two pieces of wood that would leave a gao for the card slot. This is the fabric that will be used.

diy picture frame card box for wedding

He left the girly part for me. I used the fabric, staple gun, and pillow stuff to create a soft lid. I stapled one length of the wood to the fabric. I slowly tucked the pillow stuffing into the lid and kept adding the staples around as I went.

diy picture frame card box for wedding

diy picture frame card box for wedding

diy picture frame card box for wedding

diy picture frame card box for wedding

When I finished both "lids", it was his turn to do the man stuff and add hinges to the lids. He simply took the short length screws and piano hinges and hand-screwed them onto the side of the lid. (2 per one side of the lid for balance.)

diy picture frame card box for wedding

diy picture frame card box for wedding

diy picture frame card box for wedding

He also took some scrap wood to glue to the inside of the card box so that the lid does not sink inside. I painted the quarter inch trim black and he glued it on with wood glue. We hot glued the lazy suzan to the bottom of the box and all he has to do now is add a lock and voila!

finished diy picture frame card box for wedding

finished diy picture frame card box for wedding

finished diy picture frame card box for wedding

By the way, when he went to buy materials for the project, I asked him how much the materials cost and when he told me, I flipped out.
"WHAT on earth did you buy?"

"Just brackets, wood, and a lazy susan… the lazy susan was $8 by itself."

"$8 LAZY SUSAN??" He pulls it out and apparently came home with an industrial 1,000lb weight, heavy duty lazy susan.

"You know… they sell plastic ones at less than half that cost. I like how I take all my time to research costs for my DIY projects to save money and you come home with the mother of all lazy susans."

"They make plastic lazy susans?"

"Haha…"

I wasn’t surprised though. That coming from a man who uses heavy wall anchors to mount half-pound wall art.

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