How to Connect Two Picture Frames

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You can connect two picture frames to make your own picture-frame box or a double frame. A box not only holds your photographs, but also displays one on top. The top photograph can suggest the theme of the pictures inside the box. You may also store small treasures such as jewelry, notes and tiny trinkets inside the picture-frame box. Alternatively, you could use the joined frames to display two of your favorite photographs in an open location such as a counter top or coffee table.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 identical wooden picture frames
  • 2 hinges
  • Hinge screws
  • Screwdriver
  • 2 self-adhesive cork sheets
  • Scissors or craft knife

Making a Double Picture Frame

  • Remove the glass and backing from inside the picture frames. This makes it easier to hold the frames together and prevents damage to the glass while connecting the frames.

  • Position the frames back to back with the edges you want to hinge together facing up.

  • Align one hinge approximately 1 inch from one end of the edges you are joining and insert the screws using a screwdriver. Repeat with the second hinge placing it approximately 1 inch from the other end.

  • Replace the glass inside the frames. Place a photograph into each side, and put the backing in place.

Making a Picture-Frame Box

  • Follow the first three steps of Section 1, Making a Double Picture Frame, to hinge the frames together.

  • Replace the glass inside the frame that will be the top of your box. Place a suitable photograph into it, and fasten the backing in place.

  • Use the backing from the bottom frame to measure and cut two pieces of cork in the same size.

  • Attach one sheet of cork to the inside of the lid.

  • Put the backing in place in the bottom frame. Attach the second piece of cork to it.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want to paint or stain the frames, do it after removing the glass and backing and before hinging them together.

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