Thursday, January 20, 2011
Erikslund Frame Hack
Materials: Erikslund Ikea Frames, flathead screwdriver, staple gun, staples, photos, photo save adhesive
Description: I purchased 3 of these frames a couple of years ago when they were on sale for 6,90 Euro in Germany. I always envisioned swapping out the photos, but was disappointed when I got home and realized that it wasn't meant for that. So in the closet they went until I pulled them out a couple of days ago.
We've been traveling a lot lately and I wanted a way to display my own photography. Time to dust off the Erikslund frames.
First I resized the photos I wanted to 7.5" x 7.5 inches and printed it out on photo paper.
Using a flathead screwdriver, I pried off the staples on the back of the frame.
Using photo safe adhesive, I carefully aligned my photos. I chose to print them larger than the original images because I wanted them to bleed past the squares when you look at the frames (does that make sense?).
Next I restapled the backing onto the frame. Now some of my favorite shots are displayed properly.
~ Jessica Summers, Illesheim, Germany