How to Create a License Plate Frame
License plate frames give you a creative way to express yourself or show off some of your personality through your car. License plate frames also help secure the license plate used to identify your vehicle. You can purchase many ready-made license plate frames, but it can be difficult to find a personal license plate frame that suits you perfectly. You can create your own, however.
Take a generic license plate frame outside and spray paint it the color you want. This will also cover any writing or advertisement presently on the frame.
Wait for the spray paint to dry completely.
Lay the embellishments you want to use on your license plate frame where you want them to go. Move them around until you have them exactly where you want them.
Glue your choice of embellishments onto your license plate frame.
Wait for the glue to dry.
Shake the license plate frame and nudge each embellishment to make sure you have fastened all of them securely. If some of the embellishments aren’t secure, add more glue. Allow the license plate frame to dry before putting it on your car.
Things You Will Need
- Generic plastic license plate frame
- Spray paint
- Newspaper or cardboard
- Strong glue
- Embellishments (rhinestones, gemstones, letters, flat plastic figure)
- When spray painting, do it outside, on top of newspaper or cardboard. If you don’t, the paint will stain the area where you placed the license plate frame.
- Make sure the frame is clean before you spray paint it.
- When testing where you want the embellishments, take a picture and use it as your guide. This is particularly helpful if you have many embellishments going onto your frame.
- If putting on small embellishments, apply the glue with a toothpick so it doesn’t get on your fingers.
- Use strong, weather resistant glue, or your embellishments will not stay on the license plate frame permanently.
- Don’t use craft paint or acrylic, as they will not last long on the frame.