I’m just so in love with metal ribbon from Hobby Lobby!Â After making these frames, I was inspired to make different sized frames, and in white, using the same metal ribbon.Â (If there is no Hobby Lobby near you or if the store nearest you doesn’t carry metal ribbon – it is usually with the floral ribbon – you can buy it online here.)Â Â The frame measures 13.25″ wide by 22.25″ long.Â To make these frames, you’ll need the following supplies:
- 1 – 1×6 @ 6 ft
- 6 ft of metal ribbon
- picture hanger
- 2 – 1″ long bulldog clips
You’ll also need the following tools:
- Kreg Jig
- 1.5″ Kreg pocket hole screws
- finish nails
- Ryobi Airstrike finish nailer or a hammer for nailing in finish nails
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Rustoleum white spray paint (I used Heirloom White)
- Saw for cutting wood (either a miter saw, circular saw or hand saw will work)
Using the saw, cut four 1×6 boards to 13.25″.Â Using the Kreg jig, drill three 3/4″ pocket holes into three of the four boards, and then attach the boards with 1.5″ pocket hole screws.Â Once all boards are attached, the back should look like this:
Paint the frame with your white spray paint, I love Rustoleum’s Heirloom White paint so I used that.
It will likely take several coats of paint to completely cover the frame.Â Allow each coat to dry before spraying a new coat of paint on.Â Once the frame has been painted, it should look like this:
Once the paint has completely dried, you can attach the metal ribbon.Â Cut the metal ribbon to the length and widthÂ of your frame with 45 degree angles at each end for each of the four pieces of ribbon (the length of the ribbon should match the length or width of your frame long end to long end). It’s best to measure, cut, and then attach one piece of ribbon before cutting the next piece.Â This way you can make sure the corners all line up.Â Here is how I measured and cut my ribbon:
To attach the ribbon, I used my Ryobi Airstrike Brad nailer.Â You can also use finish nails and a hammer, but the Ryobi Airstrike makes the process of attaching the metal ribbon to the frame go much faster!
Once the metal ribbon has been attached, use a hot glue gun to attach the bulldog clips to the frame.Â I used two bulldog clips on mine, each one placed in the center of the frame and about 10″ apart.
Attach a picture hanger to the back of the frame, add some cute pictures and hang on your wall.Â Now, sit back and admire your creation!
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