Using a triptych photo frame can make a photo collection more substantial, or unite three images with a common theme such as subject, composition, or color. And, if you have three wall-mounted frames without stands, turning them into a triptych will allow them to stand up on their own. A photo triptych makes a great gift and a fun weekend project.
- three 3.5-by-5-inch unfinished pine frames
- four hinges with screws
- small flathead screwdriver
- paint in your color of choice and a paint brush (or spray paint)
To see the steps from Martha Stewart,
- Remove the glass and backing material from the frames. Set aside.
- Paint the frames with two coats, drying in between each coat. Let dry.
- Using your screwdriver, connect each frame with a pair of hinges at the same distance with the pivot facing outward.
- Replace the glass, your photos or artwork, and then the artwork.
- Clasp it into place, and fold it standing on a table.
- If you want to hang it, you can attach two D rings to the middle frame, and hang it on two screws in the wall.