A personalized picture frame can lend a touch of individuality to ordinary snapshots and portraits. Whether displayed on the wall, a shelf or desktop, a personalized picture frame portrays a more personal touch than ordinary frames. There are numerous ways to create personalized picture frames for both home and office use as well as gift giving occasions.
One of the easiest ways to create a personalized picture frame is to use scrapbooking and craft supplies. May styles of ornamental letters used for embellishing scrapbook pages are sold in supply stores. By simply gluing the letters to the frame to spell a name or phrase you can create a personalized picture frame that expresses sentiment or simply titles the photo being displayed. Embellishment letters come in all shapes, sizes, and colors that allow you to create a custom look.
Another option for creating a personalized picture frame is to add dried flowers, ribbon, or other ornamentation to the corners or edges of the frame. A wedding portrait, for example, may be displayed in a frame that is adorned with baby’s breath and ribbon for a unique, yet personal, look. Similarly, baby photos can be displayed in frames that have small objects glued around the edges. You can create essentially any personalized look by simply using your imagination.
Personalized picture frames need not stop at simple frames either. You can purchase shadow box frames and decorate the insides appropriately or adorn the matted frame surrounding the picture with decorative paper and embellishments. Personalized picture frames do not have to be reserved for only photos, as you can also use them to frame memorable or meaningful poems or sheet music.
Whatever look you are trying to achieve, try placing different objects at different places around your picture frame and inside it as well. Experimenting with different designs before you use adhesive will provide you with a chance to garner the exact look you are going for. Personalized picture frames make great gifts as well as being nice to keep.
Though you can buy personalized picture frames from a variety of sources, the best way to give a frame a personalized touch is to create it yourself. Remember to use the right adhesive for the type of frame you have. Wood and plastic sometimes require different types of adhesive. When you buy the frames for personalizing, keep in mind the designs you plan to try and buy appropriate frames. Wider, flatter frames work best for adding embellishments to the outside edges, while rounded, narrower frames work well for decorative matting. Whatever designs you choose, creating a personalized picture frame is a fun way to extend warmth and creativity to your ordinary snapshots and portraits.