How to make a portrait, it’s super easy!

Surely you have ever thought how to make a portrait in which you can locate a memory that seems unforgettable to you.

Although there are many styles and ways to make your own portrait, you may find it annoying to take a lot of time or effort. You’re lucky! We are going to show you a quick and easy way to immortalize a photo:

How to make a photo frame with recyclable material

To let your imagination run wild and share a fun craft time with your children, you don’t need to spend money. With materials you find at home, you can make real art. Let’s do it!


  • Paperboard
  • Foam
  • Cloth
  • Tack or lace

Implements necessary

  • Rule
  • Scissors or scalpel
  • glue
  • Marker

Time required

20 minutes

Estimated cost

$0 (COP)


Step 1: Measure the photo on the cardboard

Put the photo in the center of the cardboard and mark with the marker the area that this photograph occupies.

Step 2 – Cut the Cardboard

Cut two sheets of cardboard, one will be for the frame and will need you to leave a space in the center for the photo to show through. The other sheet will be for the back of your frame. Also cut a piece (in the shape of a tie), which will serve to hold your picture frame.

Step 3 – Cut the Fabric

Lay out your fabric and put on it the three pieces of cardboard that you have cut (two sheets and support for the photo frame). Draw on the fabric the outlines of the figures and cut the fabric.

Step 4 – Cut and Paste the Foam

Cut the foam taking care that it is the same size as your frame (on one side only) and stick it on it so that it is firm.

Step 5: Paste the fabric

Now you must glue the fabric on each of the cardboard pieces that you have previously cut. In the form that will serve as a frame, paste on the side that has the foam and do not forget to cut the center so that you can put your photo there.

Step 6: Adhere all the pieces

Stick the back sheet to your frame. Then, stick the shape of the bra to this back piece with a tack or a small nail so that it can be unfolded and voila, you have an easy photo frame made with recyclable materials!

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