Getting Crafty: A Guide to Crafts and Hobbies

Getting Crafty: A Guide to Crafts and Hobbies

Rustic Ideas for Custom Picture Frames

by Tanya Jones

Storing photos today has never been easier. Thanks to advancements in technology, you can reproduce old photographs and store them digitally. However, there is something about framing old pictures. For instance, your grandmother's photo is best displayed as a framed piece rather than a digital one. The best part is that you can customise frames for old photos, with rustic style being a popular option for most people. This article highlights rustic ideas for your custom picture frame. 

Leather Framing -- If there is a perfect way to marry the old and the new as far as picture framing goes, it is leather framing. Notably, you can choose leather in an array of colours to match your interior design style. However, many people prefer black or brown leather since rustic elements in the two colours are more pronounced. You can opt for handcrafted or embossed leather framing for a bit of personalisation. For instance, picture framing artisans can imprint names or dates that mean something to you. However, be ready to take good care of the leather framing for durability.  

Plain Wood -- Another rustic picture framing idea involves bare wood. However, it does not mean that any wood will do. For example, you might be tempted to use timber that does not have knots or striations on the surface. However, you should avoid such wood if you want a customised rustic picture frame. Instead, choose timber with few defects that do not affect the wood's structural integrity. Knots and striations create the perception of aging, precisely how a rustic picture frame should look. You can make rustic wooden picture frames at home using waste wood from used pallets. Furthermore, wrapping sisal rope around all or two sides of a frame adds character and uniqueness to a wood picture frame.  

Driftwood -- The perks of living along the Australian coast include access to many natural materials you can use in DIY projects. Driftwood is one such material, and you do not have to be creative to realise that you can use it to make a unique customised picture frame. Due to weathering, driftwood tends to be smooth, which makes it easy to work with. Since you can find driftwood in different unique shapes and sizes, the only limit is your imagination. If you want a triangular, square, rectangular, oval or circular frame, you can join driftwood pieces together with nails or screws to achieve the exact shape you want.

Contact a company that offers custom picture framing services to learn more.


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Getting Crafty: A Guide to Crafts and Hobbies

I hope that this blog will encourage you to get involved with the arts and crafts community in your local community. My name is Fiona and last Christmas, my husband bought me a craft making giftset. I was really pleased with this gift and I had a lot of fun. In fact, I had so much fun that I decided to join my local craft group. Since then, I have learnt a great deal about hobbies and crafts and I have had made many close friends. I feel like crafts have massively improved my life. I hope you enjoy reading my blog.