Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How to Fix Broken Picture Frame Stands

Grrrr! I hate it when things break! That's why when my 16 month old broke two of the picture frames in his room I was so upset. I love looking at pictures of his cute little chubby-cheeked baby face. Reminds me of when he was first born and SO sweet. Well those days are over - he's now moved on to tearing anything up that he can (a) see, (b) smell, (c) touch, (d) hear, and (e) I hope he's not tasting stuff that's not food. {Yep, that means just about EVERYTHING!!}

Anyhow, the frames wouldn't stand up anymore. I REALLY didn't want to have to get in the car, shell out money I didn't have for new frames, print out new pictures, cut the pictures to size, center them up in the frame,  and dispose of the old frames. So much work! So instead I decided to try and find a simpler solution to my broken beauties.

So I pulled out my trusty E-6000 glue {I think this stuff really deserves some sort of award} and decided somehow, some way, I was going to fix these things. I tried Google-ing for solutions to the broken backs of picture frames, but to no avail. :(

I figured trying SOMETHING that wasn't going to work was better than not trying anything at all, so I turned the backs of the frames over and found out what the real problem was. Part of the stand that holds the frame up had partially been torn from the back of the frame. So I used my E-6000 to mend the seam where It had been ripped apart.

Then I turned the frame back over on it's back for the glue to "adhere" and dry overnight. I did this same process with both frames. To my surprise, when I attempted to stand the frames up the next morning, they were totally fixed - like new! YAYYYYY! So There you have it to anyone out there who might have had the same problem I was facing. 

Quick, easy, and (relatively) cheap way to fix broken picture frame stands. You can thank me later. ;) Just thought I'd share, hope this comes in handy for someone!

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  1. Good to know! I recently broke a picture frame, so I need to try this!

  2. my kids keep breaking mine. Thanks for the info. I'm going to try it

  3. Thank you -- that was easy. WIll do.

  4. My kid broke one of our picture frames the exact same way. I also glued mine like you, but I didn't have a lot of faith that it would hold up for very long. So I also glued on a couple of bobby pins across the torn section for extra reinforcement. Super cheap, super easy, and still going strong!

  5. My 4 year old son just broke a frame and felt the exact some way. Am running off to buy some E-6000! Thank you!


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