Making a Ruler Picture Frame

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February 4, 2020

Ruler Picture Frame - finished frame ready to hangThis picture frame was made with virtually no cost using supplies I had on hand!


Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 1


  • 4 paint sticks from Home Depot
  • shoe polish or stain, optional
  • ribbon or twine
  • 1 printed quote
  • double stick tape
- supplies


  1. Cut four paint sticks to desired picture frame size. Drill two holes in top for twine or ribbon for hanging purposes.
  2. Ruler Picture Frame - cut paint sticks to size
  3. Print picture to size according to picture frame.
  4. Ruler Picture Frame - print out saying, etc.
  5. Cut a piece of cardboard the size of the picture.
  6. Ruler Picture Frame - cut backing to fit

  7. Stain or use shoe polish to darken wood on paint sticks or leave plain.
  8. Ruler Picture Frame - stain sticks with paste shoe polish
  9. Using double stick tape, tape the picture to the back of the frame and then, tape the cardboard to back of picture. This holds the wooden frame together.
  10. Ruler Picture Frame - double stick tape on cardboard
  11. Thread twine through the holes and knot. All done!
  12. I chose a Kindergarten quotation to go with this ruler picture frame because it reminded me of school days. This is the picture frame I used as a sample.
  13. Ruler Picture Frame - inspiration for project

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