Flower Picture Frame

Make a lovely flower-shaped picture frame out of a paper plate in just a few easy steps.
Flower Picture Frame craft

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Cardboard or a second paper plate
  • Tempera or acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Pencil
  • Small bowl, cup, or any round-mouthed object
  • Small pompoms, buttons, sequins,
    foam shapes, etc.
  • String (optional)

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.

Steps

Step 1 Flower Picture Frame craft 1. Position a paper plate bottom side up. Use a bowl or any round-mouthed object to make a large circle at the center. Draw flower petals around the circle.
Step 2 Flower Picture Frame craft 2. Draw a slightly smaller circle inside the first one.
Step 3 Flower Picture Frame craft Ask for an adult's help3. Cut around the petals. Cut out the smaller circle at the center as well.
Step 4 Flower Picture Frame craft 4. Flip the flower frame over so that the paper plate's right side is facing up. Paint the entire surface with tempera or acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Step 5 Flower Picture Frame craft 5. Once the paint is dry, decorate the frame by gluing on materials like small pompoms, buttons, beads, sequins, or foam shapes.
Step 6 Flower Picture Frame craft 6. Create the flower frame's backing by cutting out a circle from cardboard or another paper plate. The circle should be slightly larger than the hole at the center of the flower frame.
Step 7 Flower Picture Frame craft 7. Cut a photo to fit inside the round backing. Glue or tape the photo in place.
Step 8 Flower Picture Frame craft 8. Glue the backing at the back of the flower frame.
Step 9 Flower Picture Frame craft 9. Here are various ways to display your cute flower picture frame:
  • Place double-sided tape at the back and stick the picture frame directly onto a wall or surface.
  • Tape a string at the back and hang the picture frame.
  • Attach a small magnet at the back of the frame using a hot glue gun. Use the picture frame as a fridge magnet.

More Ideas

Sunflower Picture Frame craft Accent your flower picture frame with leaves. Cut out leaf shapes out of green crepe paper and glue these at the back of the frame.
Flower picture frame with buttons Instead of painting the flower frame in Step 4, you can glue overlapping pieces of tissue paper onto it. After covering the entire frame with tissue, brush over a layer of white glue to seal in the pieces of tissue. Once dry, trim the excess tissue around the petals and continue on to Step 5.

You can also cut the photo a lot smaller so that the backing board shows through.

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