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How to create a newspaper covered frame

Interior designer, Gordon Whistance shows you how to update an old picture frame with a covering of newspaper. This project was featured on Britain's Ugliest Rooms, which is exclusive to Home.

How to create a newspaper covered frame

You will need…

  • Scissors
  • Newspaper
  • PVA glue
  • Frame
  • Quick dry matt varnish
  • Brush to apply glue

Sometimes the old techniques are the best ones. This craft project of covering frames in newspaper is from Victorian times, but it still gives a modern finish to accessories.

Step 1: Cut out columns
Cut out newspaper columns of text. Cut each column in half.

Step 2: Stick to your frame
Using a brush, apply PVA to one side of the newspaper and stick to the frame until covered.

  • <b>Step 1: Cut out columns</b>

    Step 1: Cut out columns

    Cut out newspaper columns of text. Cut each column in half.

  • <b>Step 2: Stick to your frame</b>

    Step 2: Stick to your frame

    Using a brush, apply PVA to one side of the newspaper and stick to the frame until covered.