Simple Ruler Frame

This simple and cute photo frame is SO easy to make, using two pieces of wood and a ruler–no glass involved!

It can be used to hold several photos, a recipe, a note to a loved one, a shopping list or how cute would this be as a teacher gift with a cute photo or note tucked in it!  It’s a super fun gift idea for teachers, grandparents, friends, and more!SUPPLIES: 

-two blocks of wood 3/4 in. thick
-ruler
-1 1/2 in. brad nails or some type of nails to nail the blocks together.
-5/8 in. brad nails
-Miter Saw
-Brad Nailer
1. -Cut a block of wood for the back piece 7.5 in. long by 5.5 in. wide
-Cut a block for the front piece 7.5 in. long by 1.5 in wide
-A ruler cut the same length as the blocks pieces 7.5 in.  long
2. Paint your blocks the color of your choice & stain your ruler.
3. Stand the Back Piece on its side horizontal, lay the front piece in front flush with the back piece.  On the Back of the Frame, nail the two blocks together using a Nailer and 1 1/2 in. brads. The nails should be coming from the back of the frame and being shot towards the front block.
Next  Remember to…
(Change out your size brad nails to a 5/8 in. brad for this next step)
4.  NOTE on this next part, only nail the ruler down at the very ends of the ruler using the 5/8 in. brads.  The middle portion of the ruler cannot be nailed down.  This is where the photos are tucked behind the ruler to hold them down.

Sand the edges and lightly stain to antique it if desired!  Project complete!

If you would like to see how I made this Arrow Marquee light, you can see that on my blog HERE!

 Or if you would like to see a fun Baking Birthday Party I did for my daughter, you can see that HERE.

 

Thanks for reading,

 

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