I wanted to create a photo frame background where switching out photos would be simple and easy. This is such budget friendly home decor!
As our family keeps growing, we love to display up to date photos on our walls. I’ve always find it a bit of a chore to switch out our photos so often even though I love seeing them around our home.
I wanted to create a photo frame where switching out photos would be simple and easy. If you enjoy displaying vintage inspired designs in your home (and changing them regularly), you’re going to love this map craft idea.
DIY Photo Frame Background
For this project, I dug out some maps from my craft stash. I also found a nice shadow box with no glass which works out perfectly. Add two clips and you’re good to go.
My shadow box came with a cardboard piece. I took that out and measured the inside rectangle from crease to crease. Then using a rotary cutter, I cut my map down to match the measurements.
Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge down on the backing and matching the map with the creases, lay it down and smooth out.
Next take another little bit of Mod Podge and brush it on the outer edge of the map, smoothing it out with your thumb. Allow to dry for a good 10 – 15 minutes before placing the map inside of the shadow box.
Take a few binder clips and hot glue them to the center of the map, leaving enough space in between so they could hold 5×7″ photos.
You could also just glue one clip to display one 8 x 10″ photo on your photo frame background. Now the hardest part is finding the best spot for your new photo board!