15 Inventive Ways to Use a Box Frame
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15 Inventive Ways to Use a Box Frame

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time < 1 hour

A box frame is such a versatile home decoration, that offers the opportunity for total personalisation! There’s an idea for every occasion, and here we’ve rounded up 15 ideas both from the Hobbycraft blog archives, and from your fantastic past entries to our Make of the Month competitions to inspire your next box frame make. 

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How to Make a 3D Paper Heart Frame 

If you’re looking for a quick gift idea, this super simple heart frame is a great make to have stumbled upon. It’s so easy to personalise the frame to the recipient with the use of letter and number embellishments. The suspended hearts add a delicate touch!

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How to Make a Peg Doll Family Box Frame 

A wooden peg doll family box frame makes the perfect gift and an alternative snapshot in time of your loved ones. You can add anything you want to your box frame – see how creative you can get with clothing choices and backdrops! Follow the instructions in the above tutorial by Little Button Diaries to find out how they made their box frame family.

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How to Make a Quilled Floral Box Frame 

Hannah Read-Baldrey is a whiz when it comes to a bit of quilling! This stunning technique has been used to create these flowers in her beautiful quilled floral box frame project. Either use initials or spell out a word, perfect for a bedroom, living room or even a wedding sign!


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How to Make a Heart Confetti Box Frame 

Looking for something that little bit different to give to your nearest and dearest? This sweetheart confetti frame may be the answer. Personalise with your sentiment of choice for a completely unique gift that will be cherished for years to come.

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How to Make a Ticket Box Frame 

We all love to keep little mementoes of special events, so why not create somewhere to store and display them? Rather than storing souvenirs and ticket stubs in a box in a cupboard, hang them proudly on your wall! A super cute conversation-starter.

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How to Make a Memory Frame Notice Board 

Everyone’s lives are so hectic today it can be a challenge remembering the 101 things you need to – and that’s just before lunch! Memo boards are a great way of letting you know what’s on the agenda for the day/week and making sure all of those important to-do tasks are completed. Read the above guide to find out how you can make your own.


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How to Make a Wedding Memory Box Frame 

Remember your special day always with this classy and sentimental wedding memory box frame. Using only a couple of carefully chosen embellishments, you can create your own personalised composition to display proudly in your home. Read the above tutorial for inspiration on how to create your own.

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How to Make Intricut Toucan Wall Art


Heat embossing is a technique that’s been around for a little while now, however, we never tire of using it on our projects. It’s a great way of adding a glossy, shiny finish in a flash, and can be done on all manner of materials including paper, wood and even vellum! Read the above tutorial to find out how you can create this fantastically summery box frame.

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How to Make an Initial Box Frame 

Initial box frames are super trendy pieces of decor and are great to give as a gift for any occasion – or you could make one for yourself! They are so simple to create with washi tape and take no time at all – the perfect project for kids and adults alike. How will you theme yours?

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How to Create a Holiday Memory Frame

The best holidays are the ones where you can’t even think of the best bit! Holidays are a great opportunity to collect bits and bobs that you can use when scrapbooking

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How to Make a Paper Heart Box Frame

This beautiful heart box frame makes the perfect engagement or anniversary gift

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How to Create Paper Flower Wall Art

Paper flowers are ideal for adding to the inside of box frames. Pick and choose your flower types and colours to suit your interior or if your creating this as an anniversary, engagement or wedding present why not compliment the colour scheme of the big day?

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How to Make a Mum You Rock Box Frame

This is a lovely personalised piece of art that you can make as a mother’s day gift. Find rocks for just you and your mum, or your entire family if you like (you might need a bigger frame!).

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How to Make Biodegradable Glitter Wall Art

Oh the things you can create with glitter! We love the shiny stuff and it seems we’re not the only ones. 

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How to Make a Favourite Grandma Box Frame

Box frames are a super easy craft for anyone looking to make a handmade gift. You can personalise them in any way you desire. Which makes them perfect for all skill levels.

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