- Two pieces of glass of equal size. (I cut mine but if you don’t want to do this just buy two picture frames and use the glass.)
- Wide copper foil tape. (You can purchase this at any craft or hobby store and from many online stores.)
- Velum paper
- Square dowel sticks to make bottom.
- 1 piece of balsa wood. (Soft wood you can purchase at any craft store.)
Start peeling off the paper backing and place your first piece of glass in the center of the foil strip and press it firmly into place. Press the foil tape onto the edges of the glass also pressing firmly. You can use a popsicle stick instead of your finger to insure that you don’t cut yourself on the glass. Put the tape all around the glass as shown letting the tape overlap. Repeat this with second piece of glass.
Print whatever photo you want on velum paper.
Place the photo in between the two pieces of glass and then wrap the edges with more of the copper foil tape as shown. There will only be a little bit of overlap on the edges but be sure to press the tape down firmly all the way around.
Take you square dowel and mark the width by holding your glass piece next to it and mark it with a pen or pencil. I made my stand a little bit longer than it needed to be but you can make yours to fit snugly if you want.Cut two pieces this length.
Cut a piece of balsa wood the same length as your first two square dowel pieces. Next you will place your glass in between the two dowel pieces and place that snugly against the balsa wood peice. Hold it all in place while you mark the square dowel to make your side pieces. Cut two of these pieces.
Put a dot of glue on both ends of your front piece and put it in place. Clamp it with rubber bands or a clamp until it dries.
Paint or stain the wood. Place a candle on the wood piece behind the glass or use a battery operated tea light for the same effect. Remember to NEVER leave any candle unattended.