DIY this Urban Outfitters picture frame

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…for le$$!

Here’s what you’ll need for the frame:

To mount the photos you’ll need glue dots.

Some of the materials you’ll need

Some of the materials you’ll need


This is another pretty simple DIY.

Step one

Peel the plastic off the back of the acrylic sheet.

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If you’ve got the same D-ring hangers that I bought, you can unsheathed the white plastic part and the screw. I didn’t need it for this project. What’s left behind is an all metal hanger.

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The D-ring…naked

The D-ring…naked

Then, attach the jump rings to the D-ring hangers. And use the jump rings to link the D-rings to the chain so that you have D-rings on either end of the chain.

If you don’t have small jump rings, (like me) I was able to connect the D-rings with some wire. I used a pair of pliers to help attach the D-rings to the chain.

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Use the pliers to twist the wire and essentially tie the D-ring to the end of the chain. Cut off any excess wire.

Use the pliers to twist the wire and essentially tie the D-ring to the end of the chain. Cut off any excess wire.

Step two

If you’re using an 11”x 14” acrylic sized sheet like me, then measure two and a half inches from either edge of the top, with the sheet oriented as a portrait, not a landscape.

Step three

Now, put a dot of E6000 glue about two and a half inches from either edge, very close to the top. This is the back of the sheet.

Place the bottom of D-ring hangers on top of the glue drops, so that the “D” part of the hanger peeks over the edge of the sheet, at an angle. (Scroll for a closeup of the glue action.)

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In the gifs above, I’m using a small piece of excess wire to help tamp down the metal hanger and stick it to the acrylic.

In the gifs above, I’m using a small piece of excess wire to help tamp down the metal hanger and stick it to the acrylic.

Step four

Let the glue dry for at least 5 hours. Overnight is best.

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Step five

Put four cabinet bumpers on all four corners on the back of the sheet.

Ta-da! You’re done!

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To mount photos:

Use some craft glue dots on the corners of the photo and arrange the photos on the frame.

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Many times I suspect that Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie and the like are vastly overpricing items. Sometimes I’m wrong lol.

But when I saw this for sale on their website and I looked up “acrylic sheet” on Home Depot’s website and saw the price I thought aha! I knew UO was overpriced!

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I believe the UO frame might be two acrylics sandwiched together but I really wanted to make this for less than $24 for people who wanted something like this and/or didn’t want to spend or risk shipping it and damaging it (i.e. me. I made this for myself lmao). Also maybe you live in a place where UO won’t ship to you and now you can make this! Hopefully you have a hardware store nearby too.

Or if you don’t and you make this without stuff from a hardware store PLEASE TELL ME I WANT TO KNOW HOW. YOU ARE A CRAFT GOD.

Anyway, I hope you like it and I hope you make it! It’s so easy. And I believe it’s bigger than the one on the UO website which is 9” x 12”.

Cheers!

Jasmine

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*This post contains affiliate links which means if you click through and purchase I’ll get a small commission from it. As always, this doesn’t influence my opinions. Thanks, bb.

I purchased everything for this craft with my own money too, just FYI. (but if Home Depot wants to sponsor hmu dawg.)