How to Make a Plexi Frame!
August 30, 2010 by Alison
You’ve seen these in the stores, now it’s time to make one.
- Items needed:
- 1×12 x14 pine board…I routered the edges of this one, but that is optional
- 4 hex caps
- 4 screws
- 1 10×10 plexi glass
- A little paint
- A little ribbon
- A cute picture of a kid!
The plexi glass. You can get it at a hardware store or even better…look in the yellow pages and find a plexi store that will precut it for you. It’s pretty cheap too and they can cut straight edges. (I have issues with that so I leave it to the professionals who can find their tape measures).
A hint for the plexi glass…make sure it’s a polycarbonate sheet, not just plain plexi. Plain plexi will crack if you drill too close to the edge.
This stuff is pretty tough ‘none tougher’ as seen below:)
It comes with a protective sheet on the top and bottom to keep it from getting scratched. Pull off the plastic sheets and get ready to drill. Make sure the bit on the drill matches the size of the screw.
Paint and let dry…I seemed to have skipped a few steps there, but I didn’t want to bore you with a picture of paint drying:)
I placed the plexi toward the bottom of the board so that I could add a little something to the top.
Drill through your board and plexi on all four corners.
Insert your picture under the plexi and sandwich it between the board and plexi.
Place your screw in the bottom and push through.
Top it off with the hex cap.
Drill 2 holes in the top part and add a ribbon or vinyl of the kids name…whatever suits your fancy.
Display that cute squirt proudly. This would be a fantastic gift for Gma with all the kids…or make one for each kid and place on the fire place or down the hall or in a bathroom or…
Thanks to Kam Taylor from Photography by Kam for giving me this picture of this darling child with the huge beautiful blue eyes. Cute kid…
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