DIY Photo Mat With Scrapbook Paper

Posted by Meghan Quinones
Turn pretty scrapbook paper into a pretty DIY photo mat in 6 easy steps!

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I have been wanting to make my own DIY photo mat for what feels like FOREVER! I finally decided it was time to make some patterned paper mats with all of the pretty scrapbook paper we have in our studio. I ended up leaving my frames raw. Normally I would paint these, but I really loved the way the raw wood looked with my patterned paper. Having the ability to make your own DIY photo mat makes customizing your home decor so easy and affordable. You can really make your photos pop with pretty patterned paper!

Have you ever made your own DIY photo mat? If so, what did you use?


Step 1: Take out your glass (or cardboard) and trace it on the back side of your paper.

Step 2: Use your ruler to make marks an inch from the edge of your paper.

Step 3: Connect your dots with your ruler.

Step 4: Add marks all the way around your paper.

Step 5: Cut out your mat from your paper.

Step 6: Use your Xacto knife to cut out the inside of your paper. When you are finished, put your mat inside of your frame add a photo or quote and you are good to go!