The silk fabric has a flowing and elegant appeal that no other fabric can imitate. This is the same reason why many people wish to incorporate this fabric in special occasions particularly weddings.
The good news is that you can make your own silk photo frames and utilize them as a chic and custom wedding centerpiece, which will make the dinner tables in the wedding reception tailored for the bride and groom. You can design these silk picture frames to work well with the wedding flowers, the wedding date, and even the name of the soon-to-be spouses.
Things You’ll Need
– Gold gutta or silver
– Silk paint
– Cardboard picture frames
– Paint brushes
– Tacky or fabric glue
What to Do
Gather all the materials in one table. To make this project easier, you can use some assistance from your bridesmaids or friends.
Take the back part of the pre-made cardboard picture frames. These frames are very affordable and can be purchased in different sizes at the nearest local craft store from your home.
Use the scissor and cut out the silk fabric in a rectangular shape a few inches wider and longer than the frame.
Place the frame face down on the fabric. You should then cut the middle part of the fabric where you can locate the middle of the frame opening.
Slit open small lines in every corner so you can crease the silk up and back to your frame.
Glue small beads around the opening on the rear of the frame. Cover the silk up and over the frame’s edges to cover the interior of the frame.
Repeat the same process on the exterior of the silk photo frames.
Allow the glue to dry out and work on the next cardboard frames.
When the glue has completely dried out, you should turn your silk color wedding frames over.
To add extra appeal, plunge your paint brush in silk paint and slightly tap it on your wrist over the picture frame to create swirls, splatters, and even elegant, colorful patterns. Remember though to not saturate the silk fabric, since this will wet and damage the cardboard.
You can then paint them dry and use them as wedding photo center pieces.
Don’t forget to use the copper, silver, or gold gutta to incorporate written and any other details to the silk fabric. You can outline flowers, the wedding date, the bride and the groom’s name, or words and phrases to them.
You can as well form polka dots, swirls, or merely highlight the silk paint dots and splatters. Ensure that the colored gutta completely dries out.
After all these steps, you can then reinsert the sheet or glass back into the frame. Add the photo and close them.
You can also order or silk photo frames in affordable prices online and send them as a memorable gift to a couple on their wedding day. Note that for several couples, it is almost impossible to have too many channels to display, showcase, and remember the wonderful moments of their wedding day.
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