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D.I.Y. Project: Lucite Block Photo Frame DIY

I will quickly admit that I am a lover of all things lucite. There’s something about it that looks so “otherworldly” and luxe that I’m always quickly drawn to it in stores or online shopping. While it can be expensive to buy large lucite pieces, I have several smaller bits of lucite throughout the house (like these bathroom towel and hand towel holders). When I saw some lucite blocks for sale, I thought they would make great photo holders for a mantel or bookcase.

Canon PIXMA MG7720 photo printer
photo paper
4×6″ lucite block
gold photo corners
-painter’s tape


We worked with our great friends and longtime partners at Canon USA for this project! I used my gold PIXMA MG7720, which I can always trust to create really quality images. First you’ll want to resize your photo smaller than your lucite block so it will leave a border around the edge (I made my photo 3×4″). Print your photo onto photo paper.

Cut our your picture using scissors or an X-Acto knife.

Use  a ruler to make sure your area is centered and mark off with painter’s tape a space the size of your photo.

Attach four picture corners in each corner of your taped off space.

Slide your photo into the corners (you may need to cut it down a bit more to fit depending on how thick the photo corners are), remove the painter’s tape, and your new photo frame is ready for the mantel!

LOVE IT! You can also orient your picture as a landscape instead of horizontal if that works better for your photo, and you could even make two sets of four photo corners side by side if you wanted to display smaller photos or two Instax pictures. The lucite and gold look so pretty with the other gold accents around the house (and you can use whatever color corners you want), and I also like that I can switch out the photo whenever I like as well. If you ask me, this project is clearly a good idea! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions


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