Mar 25, 2013 | Post by: Meghan 2 Comments

Trader Joe’s Bag Challenge: Project 1 – Picture Mat

When I came across the below picture frame I thought, “Wow, that picture mat sure looks like a paper bag.”   A paper bag, huh?  Well, how about a Trader Joe’s paper bag?!?  The mat gives the picture a bit of a vintage vibe.  Love this!

Photo credit: One Kings Lane

 

Supplies:

– Picture frame with a mat

– Trader Joe’s Bag

– Scissors

– Glue

– Pencil

Frame Matte{Step 1}: Cut out one side of your Trader Joe’s bag.  Gently rip off the handles (They should come off pretty easy without ripping your bag).

Frame Matte{Step 2}: Place your mat on your bag and trace around the outside and the inside.  Make sure the side of the bag with the logo is facing you.

Frame Matte

 Frame Matte{Step 3}: Cut about a half-inch from your outside traced line and a half-inch away from your inside traced line. 

Frame Matte

{Step 4}: Cut an angled slit on all four outer corners of your square and all four inner corners of your square.

Frame Matte

 {Step 5}: Fold the outside corner slits down like in the below picture.

Frame Matte{Step 6}: Place your mat back on your paper bag.  You will now fold the outer and inner edges over your mat and glue.   

Frame Matte

 You now have a nicely paper wrapped picture mat!

Frame Matte

 Frame Matte

 

2 Comments to Trader Joe’s Bag Challenge: Project 1 – Picture Mat

  1. lynn
    March 25, 2013 3:47 pm

    That is awesome!! i’m going to have to try that!

  2. federica
    March 27, 2013 9:45 am

    Stunning post!!Would you like to follow eachother?
    I wait for you soon!!
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    Federica smartchicdietreadbooksandfly.blogspot.it

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