Making a miniature dolls house picture frame

How I make my miniature frames

ACEO: image size 2.5 x 3.5 inches, overall frame size 4.5 x 3.5 inches


What I used:
  • A mini mitre box (I got mine from my local hardware store for around £3.50)
  • 2 screws, a screwdriver and something to secure the mitre box to (I used our portable workbench)
  • Wood glue
  • A junior hacksaw with new blades
  • Beading 
  • A corner clamp (I made mine out of lego)

Warning and disclaimer: this project requires the use of sharp implements. You are welcome to follow my steps at your own risk - do not attempt this project unless you are over 18, in full possession of your faculties and fully competent with a hacksaw.

Using my secured mitre box and the junior hacksaw, I cut the end off the beading at a 45 degree angle. 



I then measured the beading against my miniature artwork and marked off where the next cut needed to be, making the beading 2mm smaller than the painting at both ends to allow for overlap. I then cut the beading at a 45 degree angle so that the inside edge is longer than the outside edge.


To get the opposite sides exactly the same length I used the first piece to measure and mark the opposite one.


I repeated this for the other two sides, checking for fit as I went along.





Using lego I built a 90 degree wall. With a thin layer of glue on the cut edges, I pressed them together whilst keeping them both pressed against the lego walls - this means that the frame will be square.


The team decided we needed some packing to hold everything nice and tight






The team making an ACEO sized frame:








 I think the workers did a great job, don't you?