Cardboard & Yarn Frame

Another thrifty craft adventure.  I needed (ok I wanted) a frame to go around my family calendar.  It just looked too lonely and naked against the plain wall.  I began my search in my bin of spare frames – no luck.  I went to the local craft store – the prices were too high.  I got inventive – score!



  • Cardboard
  • Yarn
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Sharp Blade
  • Glue (I used a Hot Glue Gun)

Step By Step

  1. Trace the outline of your picture or calendar about 1/2 an inch wider to allow room for the yarn.
  2. Trace the width of the ruler to create a boarder.
  3. Using the egde of the ruler and a sharp blade, cut out the frame.
  4. Put a dab of hot glue on the cardboard and secure the beginning of your yarn.
  5. Start wrapping the yarn around the cardboard in whatever style you like!  I also put a little dab of hot glue along the way to keep the yarn tight. **This took longer than I thought it would, just an FYI.**
  6. Secure the end of the yarn with hot glue.
  7. Hang on the wall.  I used Command Strips.

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