Foam Photo Board

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You will need any size foam board, batting about two inches longer on all sides than the board, fabric about two inches longer than the board, ribbon, hot glue gun, and buttons.

You will need any size foam board, batting about two inches longer on all sides than the board, fabric about two inches longer than the board, ribbon, hot glue gun, and buttons.

If you have a large board and want to divide it into two boards you may want to have a yard stick or straight edge and a knife.

I got the large foam board, so I used a sharp knife to cut the board.

I got the large foam board, so I used a sharp knife to cut the board.

Once you have the board the size you want you will need to fix the batting to the correct size (two inches bigger than the board) and then fold the longer edges toward the back of the board and glue those edges.

You will want to first fold the point of the batting and then the two sides to make the corners of the board tight. You will do this to all the corners.

You will want to first fold the point of the batting and then the two sides to make the corners of the board tight. You will do this to all the corners.

The corners should all look like this.

The corners should all look like this.

Once you have the batting glued well on the back of the board, then repeat the same steps for your colored fabric. Remember, since you will be adding your favorite pictures, you will want to use a simple patterned fabric or a solid color of fabric.

Tip: You might want to iron the fabric before gluing it to the board.

Tip: You might want to iron the fabric before gluing it to the board.

Repeat the same steps as was used for the batting.

Repeat the same steps as was used for the batting.

The back of the board should look like this.

The back of the board should look like this.

Next it’s time for the ribbon. Like the fabric you will want to use simple ribbon to not distract from your pictures. You can have as many rows of ribbon as you want, but remember the ribbon will hold the pictures so make sure the rows are not too small.

You will have ribbon diagonally in one direction and then diagonally in the other direction.

You will have ribbon diagonally in one direction and then diagonally in the other direction.

Make sure you have enough ribbon. I ran out and Wal-mart did not have anymore of the same kind, so I had to use two different kinds of ribbon.

Make sure you have enough ribbon. I ran out and Wal-mart did not have anymore of the same kind, so I had to use two different kinds of ribbon.

Finally, it’s time to use those buttons.

I am gluing on the buttons. Remember, hot glue is HOT!

I am gluing on the buttons. Remember, hot glue is HOT!

And this is the final product. Time to add pictures!

And this is the final product. Time to add pictures!

These are great gifts for any occasion. I made this one for a church bizarre.

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