Skip to Content

Colorful Geometric Frame Using Tissue Paper

This tissue paper frame is perfect for whipping up quickly and adding color to your home. So easy, beginning crafters will enjoy this project.

Skills Required: Beginner. This is a perfect idea for those who have never used Mod Podge before! The tissue paper shapes are small and easy to decoupage. This craft would even be fun and easy for kids.

Tissue paper picture frame

Hi there! This is Holly from Club Crafted again with a really simple decoupage DIY for making a geometric tissue paper frame. It’s really fun and easy – you use pieces of triangle shaped tissue paper layered together, like a collage, to create your finished piece.

(get more picture frame ideas here!)

This is such an easy project to whip up, and it adds some color in your home. Using classic Mod Podge and a variety of colored tissue paper, I made over a very inexpensive frame so that it looks like something new and special.

Now this photo frame stands out on our shelf, and I love the pop of color is adds to our neutral-colored office.

DIY Tissue Paper Frame

White photo frame, tissue paper in various colors, Mod Podge Gloss, gold scissors, and a paintbrush

Gather These Supplies

Step 1: Remove the backing and glass of the frame so that you have only the wood (or plastic or metal) portion.

Piles of colorful scrapbook paper cut into triangles, Mod Podge Gloss, and a paintbrush

Step 2: Cut the colored tissue paper into small triangles. I found that the easiest way to do this quickly is to cut strips of tissue paper about 1.5 inch wide and then trim multiple triangles out of them, so they all appear to be slightly different proportions but still the same size. It doesn’t have to be perfect!

Step 3: Paint a layer of Mod Podge Gloss on one section of the frame, starting at a corner. Place a cut piece of tissue paper over it and press in place.

Repeat with more pieces, layering on top of each other slightly and covering edges as well as the front of the frame. It’s OK to have lots of the original frame showing or completely cover it – your choice!

Tissue paper being applied to a white frame with Mod Podge and a paintbrush

Step 4: Repeat this process all the way around the frame, painting Mod Podge on one section at a time so that the glue does not dry before you complete it.

Step 5: Once the pattern complete, paint a layer of Mod Podge over the entire frame to seal the tissue paper and let dry.

DIY tissue paper frame

Once dry, you can pop the glass, a photo and the backing in place and display in your home. This would also make a cute gift if you want to give someone a photo inside of a homemade frame!

Close up of the tissue paper on the edge of the white frame

Are you wondering what else you can do with cheap wood picture frames? We have lots of ideas for you!

This is also part of our summer craft for kids collection, our crafts for teens, and our simple craft ideas for kids. Since it’s way easy!

Lynne Bindeman

Wednesday 28th of June 2017

I am really going to try this!

Alexis

Wednesday 21st of June 2017

This looks great. I feel like if I did this I would be too much of a perfectionist and couldn't do the abstract triangles.