If you have ever seen a glass picture cube, chances are you had the impression that it is really expensive. But there are some ways to make an inexpensive photo frame that will look like the real thing. You can even make one from something you already have at home – the cube! Here are some tips to get you started on the right track:
There are several styles of these picture cubes, including those made out of wood, glass, or porcelain. The kind of wood used for the construction of your picture cube is also going to affect the style and color of glass used and the shape of the cubes. One way to get a glass picture frame is to find the right size, cut down a piece of wood, drill a hole through it, then use glass beads to fill the hole.
Pictures with a simple design will look much better on a flat surface than pictures with curves and fancy swirls. But you can still achieve this effect if you use a cube with a lot of curves, such as those that look like snakes or other animals. Another idea is to have the picture inside a wooden cube – perhaps a simple round cube with a carved front that matches the rest of your house. In this case, you won’t need to worry about the cube matching the rest of your decor, because it will.
If you don’t want a cube, you can also use pictures that have some color in them. This is particularly useful if you are looking for a gift for someone who has a certain favorite color. For example, if the person you’re giving it to loves pink, you could use a picture in pink to craft a glass picture frame.
These days, you can even make these things using small pieces of glass in order to save a lot of money. Simply find a picture that has a pattern cut into it, and use the pieces you need to create a glass picture frame. Once you have your picture all cut up, you can simply glue the pieces together to form your picture – no matter what shape you want it to be.
If you have a lot of pictures to put in your picture frame, it may take a little time to put everything together. If you don’t, you can always just buy a kit which contains the pieces you need to assemble your frame. It will save you a lot of time and make you feel like you’ve spent more on your gift than you actually did.