A collage technique using pot pouri to make a textured picture frame.

You will need:
  • Pot pourri
  • Cardboard box card
  • PVA glue
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Sticky tape
Take the picture you want to frame and draw around it on some cardboard box card.
Put the picture to one side and draw another rectangle about 1 cm inside the one you've already drawn.

It doesn't have to be neat at this stage.
Then draw another rectangle about a ruler's width outside these two.
Cut out the middle and outside bits, leaving you with a rim like this.

This makes up the basis of your frame.
Slop on some PVA glue, covering the frame all the way round.
Now take some pot pourri!

You can use some old stuff, or buy it cheaply from a craft fair or supermarket.
Arrange the bits of pot pourri however you like all around the frame, pushing it down into the glue carefully.
You could glue things on top of each other, to create a double layer.

This will also help to cover up the cardboard box card.
Let the glue dry, and this is what you're left with.

It smells nice too!
Place the frame over the photo and tape it into place.
You can experiment with different types of pot pouri and pictures in different shapes and sizes.

Try it yourself!