Simple and Easy Photo Frames

A simple, handmade photo frame with a stand. By folding it flat, you can send it in envelope.

You will need...

- Materials: -

  • A4 size design paper
  • Photo

- Tools -

  • Scissors or any other cutting instrument
  • Cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue

- Before you start -

  • - Epson iPrint lets you print photos easily.
  • - Make sure you have your design paper ready in advance. We recommend using photo matte paper or photo paper.
  • Don't forget, you can print design paper using the smartphone app "Epson Creative Print".
     You can also print from the printer control panel.

How to

1 Prepare a sheet of design paper with a margin of 1.5 cm around the edges. (This example uses 10 x 15 cm photo.)
2 Place a photo in the center, make creases around all four edges, and then cut off the shaded four areas shown in the image.
3 Fold the left and right sides first and then the top and bottom along the creases. Cut off the shaded four areas shown in the image.
4 Make the stands. Cut the orange lined parts shown in the image with a cutter leaving about 2 cm margins in the middle and at both sides.
5 Draw a line up from the inside end of each cut and mark the height two thirds of the way up.
From the mark, draw a line down to the outside end of each cut, and then cut them.
6 Place the photo in the center, fold the left and right sides, apply glue to the blue shaded areas shown in the image, and then fold the top and bottom to stick them together.
7 Lift up the cut triangle area. Fold the bottom of the stands inwards checking if the angle of the frame is OK.

—Style 1—

For small size or vertical photos, try adjusting the size and angle of the stands.

—Style 2—

By folding the stands back flat, you can send it in envelope. And you can stand it again quickly and easily.

—Style 3—

Try decorating framed photos on the wall using adhesive tape such as masking tape.

Creator of the samples above

Maika Kokubo

Craft Planner. Promotes sales of stationery and other varieties of products, as well as creating craft instructions for books and websites.
Organizes small art classes called "Otona no zuga kosaku" (art lessons for adults), as well as a number of large workshop events at commercial facilities making use of her experiences of working at a theme park for kids. Provides instructions and an experience that everyone can enjoy.
An organizer for the Monozukuri project "Kufunotamago".

Printing Design Paper

You can choose from 20 pre-installed design paper patterns on the printer.

Install the app and fire it up!

For printing photos

You can print photos easily using the smartphone app "Epson iPrint".

Epson iPrint

You can download the app from the App Store by Apple Inc. or from Google Play by Google Inc.

For printing design paper and photo collages

Epson Creative Print

You can download the app from the App Store by Apple Inc. or from Google Play by Google Inc.

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