My husband is an IT Guy and always has old keyboards laying around that need to go to the e-recycling center. So I thought I’d save a few keys and make this interchangeable picture frame for him to keep in his office. The top strip holds a binder clip for pictures that he can swap out.
I used an 8×10 frame with the glass removed and trimmed a piece of cardboard to fit the frame.
Then I cut a piece of fabric about 1 inch bigger than the cardboard. He loves brown and grey.
I then cut some strips of fabric the same length as the other fabric, and 2.5 inches in width (so two strips about 13×2.5 inches).
I folded the strips towards the center and pressed them to form a finished edge. One is slightly bigger than the other…use the bigger strip as the bottom one i.e. with the computer keys. Now try out the fabric and the strips in the frame. The bottom strip should sit right at the bottom edge of the frame, and the top strip should sit about 1 inch from the top edge of the frame, to allow room for the binder clip (and your fingers to change out the picture).
Insert the fabric and cardboard
Mark where the strips go with a washable ink pen.
Top stitch the top strip along the edges.
Sew the bottom strip to the fabric along the edge.
Lay out the computer keys so they’re centered on the bottom strip. I marked the center of the fabric with a pin.
Hot glue the keys to the fabric.
And hot glue the fabric to the cardboard on all sides and the corners…doesn’t have to be very neat as the frame
I know he has been wondering what I’m going to do with the computer keys, so I hope he is surprised!