You know the way a frame goes all the way around a picture? Well - here's one that doesn't - a corner frame. They look great, and they're so easy to make.

You will need:
  • cardboard box card
  • poster or acrylic paint
  • glue
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • black felt pen
Take a piece of A4 sized cardboard box card.
Line your ruler up against the left hand edge, and mark the point 20cm up.
Repeat on the bottom edge, marking the point 20cm along.
Take the ruler away, and draw a line across from the top mark and a line up from the bottom mark.

Make them about the same length, so that you end up with a sort of L shape.
Cut this out.
Now, take a bigger piece of cardboard box card, and draw around the L shape onto it in pencil, to create another L shape.
The idea is to draw the front of your frame design using this L shape as a guide. Do not go below the bottom line, or your picture frame won't stand up! But you can go over the other lines in the picture. Once you've drawn your picture, you'll have something that looks like this.
Cut the whole thing out.
Turn your front design over, and put your L shape into position on the back by lining it up with the bottom edge, and draw around it.
To create a gap to slot your picture in, you need two long thinner strips of cardboard box card about 1cm wide that fit along this drawn L shape.

Use some strong glue and stick them down.
Cut out a cardboard triangle, and fold it along one side.
Add strong glue along the small folding bit, and stick it to the L shape to form a stand.
Add more glue on top of the cardboard strips you stuck on earlier, and stick the L shape on top of it, creating a nice slot down the middle.
When all the glue is dry, use poster or acrylic paint to make like this.
Paint the back too, and use the back piece of cardboard as a frame stand.
Insert your picture into the frame to create a corner frame! Think about other designs like an exotic beach, or theme your frame to suit your picture.

Try it yourself!