Simply placing pictures in frames and hanging them on walls, or setting them on mantles and shelves, just won’t do! All of that has been done to death! Nowadays, people show off photos in photo cubes, magnets on the refrigerator – some people even have pictures of their kids on coffee mugs! If you’re always looking for new things to do with framing and displaying photos you’ve probably been overlooking the bangle bracelet technique! What’s that, you say? It’s a unique way of showing off a picture within another picture!
Using a bangle bracelet as a photo frame is an interesting concept. Bangles come in so many different styles and colors that it’s easy to create just the look you want for your pictures. To use a bangle bracelet as a frame you must first choose one that’s appropriate. Really wide bangles don’t work well to show your pictures in their best light. Most any other type of bangle will work.
To get the full effect you must first frame a large picture. The picture can fit perfectly in the frame or you can use a mat to place a picture in a much larger frame. No matter what photo you want to display you’ll need a frame that’s at least an 8″x10″. An 11″x14 or larger is even more suitable.
The bracelet you choose can be used as-is or can be changed to enhance the particular arrangement you’re creating. Easily change the look of some bangles by painting them and others by wrapping them with ribbon, twine, yarn or similar materials. Apply adhesive to one side of the bangle then center the bracelet on the chosen photograph. When the glue has dried trim away any excess paper.
Apply adhesive to the backside of the picture and position it on a corner of the frame. Attach it directly to the glass in a bottom or top corner. Make a picture in a picture on a smaller frame by using a shower curtain ring instead of a bangle. Glue a small bow over the hinge of the ring to conceal it.
The picture in a picture is a great way to show off a baby picture with a graduation photo or another combination. In fact, the bangle photo frame doesn’t even have to have a picture; it can have a poem or other choice. It’s a fun and easy way to create something new and unique with your photos or other artwork!