Anyways, for the very same event, we also did movie posters to decorate the place! Andrea was the one who thought of it and suggested it.
In this post, I’m going to share with you what we did.
Hopefully with it, you will be able to pick up some tips on how to make your own movie poster frame too 🙂
My friend Andrea did all the cardboard collecting. She also managed to get us some posters for our decor!
To make these poster frames, we needed really long cardboards. Each piece must reach x length to be used. Apologies, I couldn’t remember the measurements we used. However, if you plan to make your own, you can measure your poster (or make it smaller and cut the extra part of the poster) and use that to create the frame.
For every cardboard piece, we scored 3 straight lines with a metal ruler.
This makes 4 parts that folds.
The outer side that will be vertical to the wall, the front piece that you will see the most, and 2 smaller folds to bend to the back of the poster and support it.
We did the 3rd part thinner than the 1st part (vertical piece to the wall) as we wanted the frame to be slanted into the poster rather than just flat.
*I wish I took more close up photos..*
We repeatedly did that till we have all 4 sides.
As you can see in the photo above, there are 2 sides that are long and 2 sides that are shorter. Ignore doing any trimmings first.
To match the two ends of the frame, we had to cut the corner of the pieces. For this, we really had no measurements.
However, we tested it on some scrap board and got a shape to follow that fits.
Don’t forget to include the inner piece of the cardboard (the one that supports the poster).
It will not be a straight diagonal line the whole piece through.
The only diagonal part if the front face of the frame.
The other parts are all straight lines (as you can see in the photo below)
Trim the frame down wherever needed when doing this.
If you are not sure of how much to trim, always trim it larger then size down to fit.
You’ll cry if you wasted one by making too short and had to redo.
We used glue gun to connect everything together. Hold it in place as it dries.
When everything is glued together, test poster size to see if you need to trim anything.
We folded the extra parts of the posters back underneath the poster before cutting it off. Just to be sure.
When I finished sticking all the frames together, I sent it to Andrea and she completed it by giving it a fresh black coat of paint
and adding the gold-painted ping pong balls cut in half.
Fantastic idea isn’t it!
Here’s the completed pieces.
We actually have one more poster, but unfortunately, I do not have the photo of it.
That’s all!! Hope you enjoyed this post.
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