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Travel Photos Display Frame DIY

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY

Here is a way to display a group of your travel photos in one frame.

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Tools

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Travel Photos

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TOOLS

  • Corded Drill

It can be done with a battery drill, but only with thinner plywood

  • Saw Drill Bit

Choose a drill bit the size you want your photos to be. Mine was 3cm wide.

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • Plywood

The plywood I used was 1 inch thick. I would recommend going for a thinner one – 1/2 an inch. I used a jigsaw to cut it, but you can have it cut when buying it at your local Home Depot.

  • Tape Measure and Pencil

Needed these to create the grid for the holes

  • IKEA RIBBA Frame

The 40 x 50cm one works well since it is deep enough to hold the plywood.

  • Small Screws

I used these to hold the plywood in the frame

  • Fine Grit Sandpaper
  • A3 Sheet of Printed Photos

Since my holes would be 3cm wide, I had 20 5cm square photos printed at the printers on a single A3 sheet.

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: The right size plywood

We need a sheet of plywood that fits into the frame. I took the backboard out of the frame, measured it, and cut the plywood to the same dimensions.

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #1 The IKEA RIBBA Frame

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #1 Cutting the plywood

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #1 Plywood fitting in the frame

STEP 2: Cut scraps of paper

Next, cut sheets of paper to the size of the photos you will be using. This is to create the general layout of the grid. I have a 3cm hole cutter. So I cut out 5cm sheets of paper.

I played around with the layout to see what looked best, and how many I could fit.

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #2 Laying out the grid

STEP 3: Create the grid

You want to create an equal margin on all sides. Once you have these marked out you can divide the space between the lines by the number of photos you have.

I had a 3 inch margin (from the edge of the plywood to the centre of the photos) on all sides. I then divided the space in-between by the number of photos that were going to be in each row and column.

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #3 Marking the grid

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #3 Marking the grid

STEP 4: Drill the holes for the photos

Keep the drill as straight and as perpendicular to the plywood as possible

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #4 Drilling the holes

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #4 Drilling the holes

STEP 5: Sand down the rough edges

If you get a bit of tear while drilling the holes, you can use some fine grit sandpaper to sand it down.

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #5 Sanding down the edges

STEP 6: Cut out the photos

I cut the photos out with some extra room around them, to make it easier to glue.

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #6 Cutting out the photos

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #6 Cutting out the photos

STEP 7: Mark out where the photos will be glued and glue the photos over the circles

I glued the photos to the backboard of the photo frame. I put the plywood with the holes over the backboard, and drew where the holes would be. The photos were then glued over the circles.

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #7 Marking the photo placements

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #7 Glueing the photos in place

STEP 8: Fixing the plywood and backboard to the frame

Put the plywood into the frame, followed by the backboard with the photos. 4 tiny screws were screwed into the frame to keep the backboard and plywood in place.

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY - Step #8 Screwing the backboard in place

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY

Travel Photos Display Frame DIY

Email me at jacob@hometreeatlas.com with photos if you make your own, or if you have any questions.

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January 21, 2016 in Made By HtA
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