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Erikslund Frame Hack

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:19 AM
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by Jules ( last modified Jan 20, 2011



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




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