gifts Ribba frame

Published on December 20th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Custom RIBBA Frame

Materials: (1) 9″ x 9″ RIBBA frame, Glass Etching Cream, Paint Brush, X-Acto Knife, Vinyl Stencil

I have a few friends where a smaller gift for the holidays is more appropriate, but I still wanted to do something special for them. Picture frames seem like such a “blah” gift but the price of the RIBBA frame was right so I started brainstorming how to make it more custom. Suddenly I thought of monogramming and how I could apply it to the frame itself. Enter glass etching!

1.) I cut out J-O-Y from 2″ vinyl letter blocks (from an office supply store).

2.) Arrange the vinyl “stencils” to the RIBBA glass, making sure the seal to the glass was nice and tight.

3.) Add glass etching cream (I used “Armour Etch”), waiting 15 minutes for the etching to take place.

4.) Wipe off the cream with a dry cloth, then removed the glass completely from the frame to wash and shine with a glass cleaner.

5.) Insert the glass back into the frame and add some pattern (I used gift wrapping paper) as the “photo” for a finished look.

See more of the personalised Ribba.

~ Emily Snuffer, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Custom RIBBA Frame

  1. B. Hen says:

    I love this idea! Definitely going to steal it. :-)

  2. Anonymous says:

    very nice!!! will follow.

  3. @ Anonymous – The letters are blocks of adhesive vinyl with the actual letters cut out, so the vinyl is doing the work of keeping the cream inside the lines. Hope it helps!

  4. Michelle says:

    Love your idea. So simple, but classy.

  5. Kurosakuranbo says:

    Really nice idea! thankies

  6. Anonymous says:

    Did you just use tape on just the outside of the letters to keep in place? Or does the etching cream work over tape?

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