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Learn A Skill Wednesday: How to Make Simple Picture Frames

There are a million ways to decorate your room, but on my first ten is to frame memories, whatever moment you love and have captured, you can use it to decorate your room walls because if you truly love it, you just have to frame it.

The challenge, most times, is spending all that money on picture frames, so here’s a method to make simple picture frames with duct tapes, cardboard, and wooden slats. and guess what, they’re just as beautiful.


Duct tapes

Scissors/ blades

Measuring tapes


wooden slats


Cut out two dual-sided strips of duct tape that is 3-  3 3/4 inches long. Cut out the strip of one and place it upside down,  with the same measurement, cut the other stripe of duct tape, join the two strips of duct tape together, make sure the edges are joined perfectly well.

Next, make two double-sided strips of  9 ½ inches long.

Craft your picture frame by setting the shorter pieces in between the longer strips.

Cut four strip of duct tapes of about an inch long to join the previous stripes at the points where they both meet.

Turn the tapes over, cut two strips of 9 inches long and place on the shorter sides, flip the extra over to the back on both adjacent sides.

Place your picture to directly face the window of the frame, cut two 9 inches long stripes and use it to tape the picture to the frame.

Method 2:


Wooden slats,

A piece of string,

Hooks or glue,


Paint if necessary.


Use two thin wooden slats of about an inch or ¼ to ½ inches, depending on the width of your picture. You can get from a carpenter or a woodwork shop next to you. Painting the woods is totally up to you.

Stick the wood to the top and bottom of the picture, however, if you don’t want to glue directly on the picture, you can mount a border on or add a piece of high-quality paper.

Next, fasten a piece of string to the wood of about 8 to 12 inches depending on your picture’s length,

Screw small hooks to the back of the wood, you can use hot glue if you prefer, tie the strings on the hooks,


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Adepeju Adenuga

Adepeju Adenuga is a writer (considering where you are reading this, makes perfect sense). She holds a Masters Degree in Literature in English from the University of Lagos.

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