Also known as: Why didn't I do this a year ago?
For the past year, the formal group picture from our wedding has looked like this:
Let's ignore the fact that this is a rather boring, unattractive frame & pretend that it is just sleek/modern/no-frills. Either way, the picture has never fit in the frame. The picture itself is an odd size; long & squat, hence the white band at the top & bottom of the frame. I was so sick of looking at it that I decided to make my own "mat" (much less involved than my last foray into custom mat-cutting).
As you can see, navy was one of our wedding colors & continues to be one of my favorite colors. The cardstock is actually a leftover sample from our DIY wedding invitations, which I thought was an appropriate use for this project.
I marked off where to cut so that the navy would cover the white bands, then cut it using an xacto knife & metal straight edge.
I told you this was laughable easy! I then taped the picture in place on the back of the cardstock & placed it back in the frame.
Much better! I can now stand to look at this frame :)