How to Make Origami Photo Frames

How to Make Origami Photo Frames

If you love to decorate your home with pictures of your family and friends, learning how to make origami photo frames is a great idea. In no time at all, you'll be able to fold up a collection of pretty frames for less than half the cost of purchasing one inexpensive picture frame from the local discount store.

Step 1

With the patterned side of your paper face down, fold your paper in half horizontally. Fold it in half vertically, making sure you have sharp creases. Open up to reveal a folded cross in the middle.

Step 2

Turn up the edges of the paper about 1/4 of the way to the middle.

Step 3

Flip your paper over. Fold each of the corners into the center.

Step 4

To make your frame a bit more stable, try gluing three of the corners down and adding a small weight to the bottom flap.

Step 5

Turn your paper over to reveal your finished photo frame. Display the frames on a shelf in your home or add magnets to make a cute decoration for your refrigerator. Use patterned 12x12 scrapbook paper if you want to make a slightly larger frame.

For more beginner's origami projects, check out the LTK Origami articles on Origami for Kids and Simple Origami.

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How to Make Origami Photo Frames