Sunday, April 17, 2011

How to make faux wrought iron photo frame using cardboard and quilling technique.

I came across a fun and beautiful way of using paper when surfing for craft inspiration in the net.   You got to try this.  Check out this link that show you how to make faux metal wall art

Plus a little bit imagination, here is what I made for the entry to my kitchen 

Material :
1.  Black soft cardboard paper
2.  Some white glue

Method :
1.  Cut the paper into 1 cm width and whatever length you may need, depends on the pattern you wish to make.
2.  Turn and twist the paper strip with a quilling tools.  

DIY quilling tool


1.  1 sewing pin.. the large pin hole the better
2.  A stick or anything that easy to handle for twisting (I recycle a pencil that too short to write)

Just pin the needle firmly into the stick, wooden piece, pencil (in my case), carefully cut away the top side of the needle, you need to polish a bit with sand paper.. as the edge will be a bit sharp, and you have it.

How to use?

Just insert the tip of the paper in between the needle and start turning..

Well, I just happened to bought a wall clock the other day... I think why not put some love on it as well...


The possibilities usage of this paper decors are endless...
Hope you enjoy and don't forget to show me your version of faux iron wall art... Love you!

I am sharing this project with

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  1. Hi PC! This came out beautifully! I would like to feature your project on my "Features and Thank you's" post at the beginning of May. Would that be alright with you?


  2. This is great. I love how beautiful it looks and yet how simple it is to create!! ~Lori

  3. I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

  4. Gorgeous! I'm a sucker for cool looking clocks, so that is awesome :D

  5. What an amazing idea! Simple and elegant, it doesn't get any better:)

    I'm a new follower:)


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