Mother’s Day is just around the corner and lots of us will share precious photographs of our children or a sweet Mother’s Day printable as a gift. But instead of gifting a plain frame jazz up the mat with this easy tutorial for a DIY Picture Frame Mat.
Large white frames are a blank canvas for adding personality with a colorful ribbon. Just four simple steps will take a plain, white mat from boring to wow! This post may contain affiliate links marked with an asterisk. Click here to see my complete full disclosure policy.
DIY Picture Frame Mat: Materials Needed
Wide Patterned Ribbon
DIY Picture Frame Mat: Instructions
Start with a basic Large White Frame with Pre-Cut Mat*. The 11″x14″ frame with an 8″x10″ photograph opening is perfect for this DIY Picture Frame Mat project.
Choose your favorite ribbon to create a frame around the photograph opening. The yellow chevron ribbon used for this project is 1 1/2 inches wide. The width of the ribbon you will choose depends on the size of the pre-cut mat. The wider the mat then the wider the ribbon.
Begin the ribbon frame by cutting a piece of ribbon that is 4-6 inches longer than the width of the mat. Align the ribbon along the bottom of the frame about 1/2″ from the bottom of the photograph opening. Secure with tape on the back.
Cut a second piece of ribbon that is 4-6 inches longer than the height of the mat. Weave it underneath the first ribbon and secure with tape on the back.
Using painters tape to secure the ribbon on the back will allow the ribbon to be easily changed or removed completely.
Follow the same steps to complete the ribbon frame all the way around the photograph opening.
When you are finished you have a unique ribbon frame that surrounds the print or photograph of your choosing. I love how the yellow chevron ribbon coordinates with the small yellow flowers in the Mother’s Day Printable.
It’s amazing what a little bit of ribbon can do for a plain white frame! Just think of how you can personalize any picture frame mat by adding your favorite ribbon.
Want to see how other fabulous DIY bloggers added their own touch to this versatile frame? Check out these DIY Picture Frame Mat Projects below:
I hope you have been inspired with these DIY Picture Frame Mat Projects. They are a fun and fast project that at is sure to bring a little color to basic white frames.
Adding ribbon to a pre-cut mat is an easy way to personalize a DIY Picture Frame Mat. In a few simple steps you can transform a simple white frame into something fabulous!
Which one of these picture frame mat projects would you like to try?
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