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Cardboard Petal Picture Frame

Cardboard Petal Picture Frame

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

This fanciful frame gets its flair from snips of painted cardboard tubes. To achieve our free-form look, we cut two petal sizes.


  • Paintbrushes and acrylic paints
  • Cardboard tubes (we used 4 toilet paper tubes, one per color)
  • Scissors
  • Picture frame
  • Tacky glue
  • Paper plate


Cardboard Petal Picture Frame - Step 1

Paint the tubes and let them dry. Flatten them, then cut them into sections. Ours are two widths: 3/8 inches and 3/4 inches.

Remove the glass and any backing from the frame. Paint the frame, if desired, and let it dry.

Cardboard Petal Picture Frame Step 3

Squeeze glue onto a paper plate. Arrange the petals on the frame in a design you like. Remove them one at a time and lightly dip one edge into the glue, then press it onto the frame. Let the glue dry.