Masking Tape Photo Frame (Memory Keepsake)

Looking for a fun, easy and inexpensive project to do at home maybe involving your kiddos? This masking tape Photo Frame will look very pretty and unique.

The supplies are cheap and readily available, so, whatever your needs are, it’s perfect for a group project or just a fun hour for yourself. This project is relaxing and so rewarding. It could even be good enough to hang as it is or to give away as a one of a kind gift. In my case, it was all about memory keepsake.

Ribbon and Masking Tape Aunties Photo Frame cover image with title text overlay

How to make Masking Tape Photo Frame

As I mentioned in my Daddy’s Mod Podge Photo Frame post, I’m making a series of photo frames to keep my girl’s memories alive so she doesn’t forget her family and beloved friends while we are away from them.

This time I revamped a simple metallic photo frame with this Scotch decorated masking tape and it turns out great!!!

What is the difference between masking tape and washi tape?

In simple words, washi tape is a high-quality masking tape made of rice paper. But more than that, washi tape is a material which is beautiful yet useful at the same time. You can tear it, stick it, reposition it, write on it… The low tack adhesive makes it extremely easy to use (and reuse). Nowadays, masking tape comes in gorgeous colors and patterns which makes it fun to work with but it’s still tougher than washi tape.

It was so enjoyed making this project. I found this cute masking tape at Target and it’s as fun as washi tape and it has lots of pretty patterns too.

One of my favorite patterns was this one I’m using and it was on sale too. Win-Win!

This time I made a photo frame for my sisters. Emma spent so little time with them and I don’t want her to forget them.

Photo Frame Supplies:

  • Patterned scrapbook paper
  • Masking tape (patterned)
  • Ribbon
  • Old or ugly Photo frame.
  • Hot glue.
  • Cutter and scissors.
view of photo frame supplies

Masking Tape Photo Frame Tutorial

Firstly, clean the frame to remove dust or grease.

close view of only frame

Then, start applying the masking tape. I tried my best to match the pattern on corners.

view of applying the masking tape to the frame

On the corners, I made a diagonal cut so the tapes wouldn’t overlap.

view of one side of the frame already covered with the masking tape

Masking is done.

showing the frame already covered

The next step is gluing the ribbon with the hot glue gun to the sides of the frame.

placing the ribbon around the frame

I made a cute bow and placed it to one corner. This is totally optional.

view of frame done with a bow placed it to one corner
angled close up of Ribbon and Masking Tape
showing the finished frame in hand

Almost done!!!

Using the paper that comes with the frame as a reference to cut on the patterned paper.

placing the paper that comes with the frame as a reference with pencil to cut on the patterned paper.

Then cut a rectangle inside to create another frame. I displaced it a bit to make it a bit fun!

placing a rectangle inside to create another frame offset a bit so it's not symmetrical

Finally, put back the glass and place the patterned paper facing the glass.

placing the paper frame and glass inside the photo frame

I chose the best pic I had of my sisters and placed it right after the patterned paper. Voila!

There you have it!!!

view of DIY Ribbon and Masking Tape Aunties Photo frame

I putt it next to my hubby’s frame and the collection started!

The next one I plan to make is Emma’s grandparent’s photo frame!

general view two of Masking Tape Photo Frames

What do you think? Isn’t it cute??? Do you like photo Frames???

Other masking tape projects I love from fellow bloggers

If you like this project you can see these other frames I’ve made:

Til' next time...

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  1. Cami this is darling, love this idea. And love that you’re trying to keep your family in your girl’s mind.

    1. Hi Britni, Yessss I’m so far away from family and friends that I feel like I don’t want her to forget! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! It totally makes my day!


  2. Very cute photo frame! Looks easy to make too! Thanks for sharing at our Mommy Club Linky Party! I can’t wait to see more ideas and projects that you have!

  3. Hi Cami, thanks so much for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday party! Your awesome project has been featured on our Social Media spotlight Post and websites. Have a wonderful SundayMaria @ Krafty Cards etc.

  4. Hi lovely lady.
    This is my first time on your blog loving this great Idea’s sweet. I hope you will come over and see me also and I am hoping you have a wonderful week with your family.


  5. What a great idea! I love how quick and easy it looks with the tape, and yet the final product looks so fancy.