Making a Leather Picture Frame at Home

A leather picture frame is normally quite expensive. However, it is actually fairly easy to make your own leather photo frame at home. These frames not only look professional, but they are completely customized. You can take pride in the fact that you spent time customizing and creating a beautiful picture frame.

Step 1: Finding a Frame

The first step is to find a suitable base frame. This should normally be made from wood and be as simple as possible. Choose a frame which is the right size for your picture. Also, ensure that you have a frame with a piece of glass in.

When choosing a frame, the simpler the design, the better. Also ensure that there are no sharp edges which could damage the leather.

Step 2: Choosing Leather

Full pieces of leather are normally very expensive. You can save a lot of money by buying cheaper scraps and off cuts of leather. These will normally be big enough for a photo frame (which makes them perfect). It's normally fairly easy to find these scraps by contacting a leather factory.

Step 3: Stretching Leather

Take the glass out of the frame and carefully stretch the leather over the frame. You will need to staple or glue it at the back. If it is stretched properly, then it will be tight to the frame and take on the appearance of the wooden frame.