Table of contents:
- 10 options for screens for your home with your own hands
- What are the screens
- What materials are better to make a decorative partition for a room
- Necessary materials and assembly diagrams
- Screens for creating spectacular photos
- Do-it-yourself partition for a room - video
Video: How To Make A Screen With Your Own Hands From Wood And Other Materials + Photos And Videos
10 options for screens for your home with your own hands
The use of decorative partitions to delimit space and decorate the interior has been known since ancient times. Lightweight, compact and mobile screens were used many centuries ago in China, Greece, Egypt, and the Roman Empire. They were made from simple and lightweight materials and could be of different sizes and shapes. Wealthy owners adorned the partitions with rare fabrics, inlays, precious metals and stones. We invite you to learn how to independently create beautiful, original screens with your own hands.
- 1 What are the screens
2 What materials is better to make a decorative partition for a room
2.1 Unusual DIY screens - gallery
3 Necessary materials and assembly diagrams
3.1 Classically shaped screen made of wooden beams and fabric
3.1.1 We make a screen from wooden slats and fabric - video
- 3.2 Portable screen made of cardboard tubes: creative, unusual, environmentally friendly
- 3.3 Modular cardboard partition
3.4 Simple cardboard partition: an option for novice craftsmen
3.4.1 Do-it-yourself cardboard dressing screens - video
- 3.5 Mobile screen made of metal or plastic pipes
- 3.6 Opaque sliding wooden structure
4 Screens for creating spectacular photos
- 4.1 Painted screen for wedding photo shoots
- 4.2 Screen for creating a photo with fabric drapery
- 5 Do-it-yourself room partition - video
What are the screens
When choosing a screen model, not only stylistic orientation is important. It is necessary to take into account the space in which the product will be located, its mobility and even its functional purpose. Therefore, we turn to theory and consider what types of screens are.
Swing sliding. They consist of several frames connected to each other, from 3 to 8 or more. If necessary, they can be folded into an accordion and removed.
Folding screens consist of several frames connected to each other
Single-screen screens consist of one wide sash. It can be a frame made of any material with a stretched fabric or paper, a sheet of plywood, chipboard, plastic or glass fixed on a stand. It is advisable to equip such a screen with wheels so that you can roll it to the right place.
One-screen screen consists of one wide sash and can be multifunctional
- The screen-book consists of two wings of the same width (although asymmetry is allowed). Fold it into a book and rearrange it where there is less space. Depending on the decoration, such a screen can be used for dressing up and even for holiday photo shoots.
Flexible screens. They are made from many long thin sections: pipes, plates, laths, connected to each other. The peculiarity of this screen is that you can put it in a wave, in a spiral, or even twist it into a roll and set it aside - it does not take up much space.
Stylish and effective flexible screens are made of many elements connected to each other.
- Blind screens can consist of a different number of shutters, their distinctive feature is complete opacity. It can be a solid board (plywood, chipboard, plastic, metal sheet, frosted glass), thick fabric stretched over the frame, or cardboard inserted into the frame. Such screens are used not only for zoning rooms, but also as partitions for changing clothes.
Transparent screens. Most often it is a transparent fabric stretched over a frame - organza, tulle and even starched gauze; it is very convenient to use a mosquito net. Also popular are metal models made using the technique of air forging, or wooden screens with openwork through thread. Such products are decorative in nature, they are often used for wedding and holiday photo shoots or to decorate rooms and gardens.
Transparent screens can be made of metal using the air forging technique
What materials are better to make a decorative partition for a room
Traditionally, screens were made of wood: a solid board or slats on which the fabric was stretched. In our time, a creative approach and the use of a variety of materials are more in demand. Let's consider them in more detail.
Wood. As before, it can be a board - smooth or with a pattern cut on it, or a structure made of beams or slats. Plywood is in demand for creating screens due to its low cost, lightness and ease of processing. Designers also offer great ideas for using objects that have come out of use. For example, you can build a screen from old doors, having previously restored the panel, giving it a fresh look. A screen made of wooden elements can be installed both in the house and in the garden.
Wooden screens are made from frames and panels fixed to them
Metal. Most often, metal frames of a given shape are used, which can be ordered from a familiar welder or at a specialized enterprise. Panels made of wood, glass, plastic are inserted into these frames, or fabric is stretched. The sheet of iron will look bulky and will not add comfort to the room, but the ornament forged from rods will revive the product very much. Often, small-diameter metal pipes (up to 5 cm) are used to create such a frame. Such a screen looks great in a garden or yard.
You can stretch a beautiful fabric or paper with an original pattern on a metal frame of any shape
Plastic pipes are also used in the creation of frames and frames for screens. They are much cheaper, and most importantly, lighter than metal ones. A screen made of plastic pipes is easy to assemble and disassemble if necessary, and it is very simple to maintain: it is enough to brush away dust from the surface in time. If necessary, you can hide under it outside on a hot sunny day.
You can make a funny screen for children's parties from plastic pipes
Plastic panels are a very convenient material to work with, often already ready to create a screen out of it. It is enough to pick up several panels with the same pattern, connect them - and now you no longer need to think about fastening the fabric drapery. You can also insert the panel into a timber or metal frame. Such screens are not afraid of the sun and rain; they can be used to decorate a garden plot.
A screen made of plastic panels is well suited for a bathroom, pool or garden shower
Cardboard is a cheap material that can quickly turn into an original, creative screen. Working with cardboard is very simple: just cut out the details according to the scheme and fasten them into a single canvas. Often, such screens are placed not only straight or at an angle, but also in waves. True, they are completely unsuitable for the street: they deteriorate from moisture, wind and sun.
Cardboard screens are easy to design, but can only be used in the home
Branches: bamboo, willow twig, reed. Screens made of these materials are very popular due to their lightness, portability and visual simplicity. Fashion for them never goes away, they are combined with many styles in the interior: classic, tropical, eco-style, empire style. True, the manufacture of such a screen requires the skills of weaving from a vine. But the finished product will look appropriate in the garden and will not deteriorate from weather conditions if the material is processed correctly.
A simple cane or bamboo screen is not afraid of the weather
CDs, vinyl records. They can be connected to each other with threads or staples, you get a stylish openwork fabric. It is hung anywhere in the room in a straight line, in the form of a wave or semicircle. Most often, screens made of plates are used in the house, but even on the street, such an element of decor looks original.
Vinyl records or laser discs - cheap and affordable material
Unusual handmade screens - gallery
Decorative cords stretched vertically over the frame - simple in execution and very effective screen-partition
Vinyl records linked to each other in a canvas are an excellent decoration for a music lover's room
Reed or bamboo is a great material for a flexible screen
The screen can be made from ready-made door leaves, which are sold in hardware stores.
You can make a simple screen of smooth boards yourself
Do not rush to throw away old doors - they will make an excellent decor element for your home.
Wooden slats and fabric stretched over them with an interesting pattern - a bright accent in any room
Cardboard butterflies collected in a volumetric canvas will decorate your room
From cardboard rectangles, you can build an original high-tech screen
Necessary materials and assembly diagrams
There are many ideas for making screens. We tried to find for you those that are not very difficult for beginners. The materials and tools used in the master classes are readily available.
Classically shaped screen made of wooden beams and fabric
The traditional version of the screen provides for a fabric stretched over a wooden frame. The product can be made in the form of a book, dressing table or accordion, the shape depends on the number of frames. And the pattern on the fabric and its colors determine which room your screen is suitable for.
A screen made of beams is very easy to manufacture, it depends on the choice of fabric in which room it will be in place
- construction stapler;
- 12 door hinges;
- 96 screws.
In addition, you will need materials:
- wooden blocks;
- varnish and paint;
- the cloth;
- universal glue;
- decorative elements (ribbons, beads, appliques, and so on).
For a full-fledged screen, you need to take 24 bars 6 cm wide and 2 cm thick, of which 12 pieces. length 170 cm and 12 pcs. length 60 cm.
The basis of the screen is a frame, it is not difficult to make it. First of all, you need markup. Take the bar, measure 6 cm from its edge with a ruler and draw a line with a pencil. Repeat on each plank.
Whitewash pencil marks in the right places
Now, with a hacksaw, make cuts along the markings. Their depth should be up to half the width of the plank.
Use a hacksaw to cut along the marks
Make cuts from the edges of the plank: attach a chisel to the bar and, hitting it with a hammer, remove the layers of wood to the cut.
Use a chisel to cut the excess wood from the log
Apply universal glue to the inner surface of the cut. Assemble the planks into the frame and press firmly.
Glue the prepared strips into the frame with glue, press down and leave to dry
- Wait until the glue is completely dry, then sand the surfaces with sandpaper, especially at the joints. Cover the frames with wood varnish.
For fastening, door hinges are needed (you can replace them with metal corners). Fix them to the frames with screws using a screwdriver.
Using a screwdriver, fasten the door hinges to the frames
The base for the screen is ready, now you need to decorate it with fabric. It can be of any color and texture; when choosing, be guided by the main colors of the interior and your preferences. First of all, make a pattern to fit the frames, in which you take into account the folds. That is, you need to add 5 cm on each side of the frame. You can use fabric of different colors or even the remaining large pieces of different fabric by stitching them on a sewing machine.
Prepare a suitable fabric for your decoration, cut to size and topstitch if necessary
- Use a construction stapler to attach the fabric to the frames. First of all, fix the upper part, then, pulling the fabric well, fasten it to the lower bar of the frame. The tension should be very good so that the fabric does not begin to sag later. Fasten the sides last.
When you have finished tightening all the frames, proceed to assembling the screen on the door hinges. You will need 2 loops for 1 connection, so that later it will be convenient to fold the product.
Gently wrap the fabric over the frames and gather them on the door hinges in the screen
We make a screen from wooden slats and fabric - video
Portable screen made of cardboard tubes: creative, unusual, environmentally friendly
Eco-interior design has not gone out of fashion for several years. Its feature is the use of natural materials and ease of manufacture. From the usual improvised things, which are often sent to the trash as unnecessary (packaging, wrapping materials), you can create real masterpieces with maximum imagination and minimum effort.
We offer you to make a light screen from the simplest material - cardboard tubes for winding linoleum or fabrics. In specialty stores, they are discarded as waste, so you can buy them for literally a penny. And if you're lucky, then get it for free.
A spectacular pipe screen can be placed anywhere in the room
This screen is very stable due to its wavy shape and its own weight. For manufacturing you will need:
- 16–20 cardboard tubes for winding fabric;
- a skein of durable decorative rope;
- if desired, paint in a color suitable for the interior.
You will need cardboard tubes, a drill, tape measure, and decorative thread
If you use pipes for linoleum, take 8-10 of them. Since they are more than 3 meters wide, you need to cut each in half.
Cut the pipes to the height you need. You can alternate different heights and widths, so the screen will look more fun. Put all the pipes in a row, aligning along one edge: it will become the bottom of the structure.
Arrange the pipes in a row and mark the holes on them
- Measure 20 cm from the bottom edge and make a mark on each pipe at this level (point A). Measure a line 1 m upwards, mark again (point B). Mark point C strictly in the center of the segment. Repeat this step with all the pipes.
Using a low speed drill, drill through the holes at the marked points.
Drill holes according to the marks
First, at points A, then B and C, thread the decorative rope through the holes.
Thread the rope through the holes
Slide the pipes tightly and tie the ropes on the sides of the screen with strong knots.
Pull the decorative rope and tie the knots
That's all, the screen is ready. Outwardly, it resembles bamboo or reed.
Modular cardboard partition
Even a material as simple and unpresentable in appearance as cardboard boxes will serve us well. And if there is an opportunity to get sheets of cardboard - generally great! In order to make a cardboard screen yourself, prepare the following materials:
- sheets of cardboard 4 mm and 7 mm wide;
- scissors or utility knife.
Use the diagrams below to create modules.
You can redraw these diagrams by eye or print them, keeping the proportions. The size of each side is indicated in centimeters. You will get 5 parts, in the diagrams they are indicated by the letters A, B, C, D, E.
Module diagrams can be printed or redrawn by hand
Cut out the circuits. Attach each detail to a sheet of cardboard and carefully trace with a pencil, taking into account all the slots. For sample, join two pieces of cardboard to define the width of the slot.
Transfer the drawings to cardboard and trace, taking into account the slots
Cut out parts AD from thinner cardboard, and parts E from thicker cardboard: they will serve as the legs of the screen. You end up with 16 A parts, 80 B parts, 70 C parts, 64 D parts, and 5 E parts.
Use scissors and a utility knife to cut
When you have cut out all the parts, start assembling the individual modules. Parts C and D will become connectors for larger A and B.
Prepare all parts according to the diagram
Use C connectors to fasten the screen modules.
Connect parts into modules in order
Attach parts E, which serve as legs for support, to the bottom of the screen.
Attach support parts from below
The size of such a screen can be adjusted by making it higher or lower, forming a cascade or ladder.
Adjust the height and width of the cardboard screen as you like
Simple cardboard partition: an option for beginners
If the process of creating a screen from complex multi-part modules seems difficult to you, use the simpler option. You will need:
- sheets of cardboard;
You can take cardboard of the same color, or play with the gradation of shades.
On thick cardboard, redraw the outline of the part from the picture. You can choose the required dimensions yourself, depending on your own preferences or the parameters of the room where the screen will be located. You will need a lot of such parts, but there should be a pair of them. Cut carefully with scissors taking into account all grooves.
Redraw the outline of the part onto cardboard and cut out as many copies as possible
Prepare the modules by connecting 2 pieces perpendicular to each other in the central grooves.
Connect 2 pieces to each other
Line up the finished modules, securing them to the side grooves; build the second row in the same way, and so on. You will get a light and original screen of the required size and shape.
Connect the modules to each other horizontally and vertically in the side slots to obtain such a structure
Using the same scheme, you can create a screen from cardboard butterflies. Cut out the insect parts for the modules. Use different colors, so the screen will turn out brighter and complement any interior.
Cut out silhouettes of butterflies from cardboard of different colors, connect 2 pieces into grooves
In the same way, connect 2 parts to each other, and then add the modules to the screen size you need.
Connect modules to each other to the desired size and height
Do-it-yourself cardboard dressing screens - video
Mobile screen made of metal or plastic pipes
A screen-partition made of metal pipes helps to zone the room or hide from the sun on a hot summer day. And the peculiarity of this design is that it easily moves on wheels.
A mobile screen made of metal or plastic can be rolled to any place in the apartment
To make such a screen, you will need:
- 3 metal pipes for the frame;
- 1 metal tube for weighting the base;
- 4 furniture wheels;
- 2 corners for connecting pipes in the upper part;
- a board that will serve as the base of the screen;
- 2 flanges for fixing pipes to the board;
- self-tapping screws and washer nuts;
- brush and paints.
Stock up on wheels for furniture, screws, screws, corners and flanges
Metal pipes can be replaced with PVC pipes of the same length and thickness. But to make the base heavier, you still have to take an iron pipe or other heavy load.
Draw a markup on the board, indicating the attachment points for the furniture wheels.
Make markings on the board in the places where the wheels will be
Secure the wheels with self-tapping screws to the board using a screwdriver.
Using a screwdriver, attach the wheels to the board
Now you need to fix the weight on the underside of the screen base. Fasten the load with self-tapping screws using the holders. This is necessary so that the screen does not fall during operation. Unfortunately, the higher such a structure is, the less its stability, so that we cannot do without weighting.
Attach a weighting material, such as a metal pipe, to the underside of the board
Fasten the flanges from the upper side of the base board, insert pipes into them.
Fasten the flanges from the top of the board and insert the pipes into them
Connect two vertical pipes on top of one horizontal one, inserting their ends into the connecting bends. When finished, paint the structure.
Connect pipes to each other and paint them
Now is the time to get creative. If you plan to use the screen solely as a partition, hang a thick fabric on the frame. Even an old curtain can serve as it; the main thing is that the size of the fabric matches the width of the frame, and the color and pattern correspond to the main notes of the interior.
Choose your curtain fabric to your liking
Moreover, such a screen on wheels can be temporarily used as a mobile wardrobe. Place it in your bedroom and hang your clothes on a hanger.
The mobile screen can be used as a mobile wardrobe
Opaque sliding wooden structure
If you need a dense screen that can even muffle sounds, then you need something more serious than a piece of fabric fixed to the frame. Use wood.
A screen made of wood and fabric does not allow light to pass through, easily divides the room and serves as an effective interior detail
The wooden structure will serve you not only as a partition. Thanks to the dense lining, you can attach family photos, children's drawings and crafts to the screen.
You will need:
- 3 thin boards 45 cm wide and 180 cm long;
- 3 cuts of padding polyester 50 X 200 cm;
- 3 cuts of dense fabric 50 X 200 cm;
- primer or sealant;
- construction gun;
- acrylic paint;
- upholstery tape;
- hinges for doors;
- decorative construction nails.
If you have an opportunity to find boards of greater width, use them. Just do not forget that the synthetic winterizer and fabric must be adjusted to size.
First, prepare the boards or MDF panels. Cover one surface with a primer - this will be the back. When the primer is dry, open this side of the panel with acrylic paint.
Primer and paint the board
Cut a strip from the padding polyester with a width slightly larger than the panel, taking into account the allowance. Place the material on the board and secure with a construction gun. Cut off the excess sintepon on the sides with scissors.
Cut the padding polyester and attach it to the board
It was the turn of the fabric. The cut should be the same size as the synthetic winterizer. Attach the fabric to the panel, pull it tight, fold the edges and secure with a construction gun over the padding polyester layer.
Pull a piece of fabric onto the board with padding polyester and fix it with a stapler
Attach the upholstery tape to the edges of the panel using glue. Additionally fix with decorative nails, driving them at a distance of 5 cm from each other. Repeat these steps for all panels.
Apply upholstery tape and additionally secure it with decorative nails
Now is the time to connect the structure. Place the two panels face down; check that the bottom edges are level. At a distance of 10 cm from the bottom and top edges, attach the furniture hinges, attach them with a screwdriver. Fix the third panel in the same way.
Connect prepared panels using door hinges
If you wish, you can additionally decorate the finished screen with a pattern made of decorative nails, giving the surface volume and texture.
Screens for creating spectacular photos
If you are a professional photographer, then you probably know how important it is to have beautiful, spectacular screens for thematic photo shoots. Most often, such orders are made for a wedding, but other celebrations are also in demand. Therefore, a beginner in the photo business needs to consider any possibilities just in case. We will help you create beautiful, light and airy screens for different photo sessions.
Painted screen for wedding photo shoots
A master class on making a wedding screen is based on the same principles by which such products are made from a wooden frame and fabric. True, it will be a little more difficult: you have to implement your skills in painting.
When making such a screen, you can realize your artistic fantasies
To make a screen for photo shoots, you will need:
- mosquito net;
- wooden blocks;
- corner brackets;
- long self-tapping screws 5.7 cm;
- short self-tapping screws 1.27 cm;
- acrylic paint (white);
- drill for tightening self-tapping screws;
- water-based protective coating;
- white paint for wooden surfaces.
Tools and materials for manufacturing: bars, corners, paint, self-tapping screws, hinges, drill, glue, glitter
First you need to decide what size the screen will be. It depends on the size of the room in which the photo sessions are held, the number of participants, additional decor items. Having determined the height and width of the future product, you can easily calculate the amount of materials needed. For example, you can use the dimensions presented in the previous screen manufacturing options.
Manufacturing and assembly instructions.
Cut the bars to the specified dimensions, assemble them into a frame. Connect the elements with self-tapping screws and angle brackets. To do this, it is easier to use a screwdriver or drill with a screwdriver attachment.
Assemble the bars into a frame and fasten with self-tapping screws using a drill
- If you decide to paint the frame white, do so immediately after assembly. You can do without this, leaving the wood with its natural color, but then it is advisable to open the surface with varnish.
Now you need to secure the mosquito net. Cut it into pieces according to the size of the frame, leaving small allowances. Lay out the mesh on the back of the future screen and attach it with a construction stapler.
Use a construction stapler to secure the mosquito net to the frame
Cut off excess mesh with scissors.
Cut off the excess mesh around the edges with scissors
Use a brush to spread the water-based coating onto the mesh. This will help the paint adhere better as you paint. Wait for the mesh to dry.
Paint the mesh with a protective coating and let dry
The time has come for creative work: drawing a pattern. You can choose any floral and fantasy motifs. Apply acrylic paint with light strokes using the same brush as for the protective coating. To create shadows, you can add a little gray or black paint.
Apply acrylic paint to the mosquito net with light strokes
To give the screen for photo shoots a festive brightness, coat some places on the surface with PVA glue and sprinkle with sparkles. Let the product dry well.
Add glitter to the overall composition to make the screen look festive
It remains only to connect all three frames with door hinges - and the screen for the solemn photo sessions is ready!
Connect the frames to each other with door hinges
Screen for creating a photo with fabric drapery
A simple master class from the famous Moscow decorator Elena Teplitskaya will help you make a cute, funny and original screen, which will certainly come in handy for photo shoots.
The famous decorator Elena Teplitskaya created a simple and at the same time unusual festive screen
Materials and tools you will need:
- frame made of metal rods;
- cuts of well-draped fabric, such as organza;
- threads and needles;
- decorative cord;
- markers for textiles.
As a decoration for the screen, you can take thread balls, decorative braid, ribbon or bows - everything that your imagination tells you. In addition, the fabric can be either one color or different colors on each screen frame.
Cut the fabric to fit the screen. The width should be the same, and the length of the cut should be 20 cm more than the height, in order to make a fold later. Organza or other light translucent fabric can be pre-treated with a solution with the addition of starch - this will make it tough and pliable. Form folds by squeezing the cuts vertically to make the fabric look like crepe paper.
Cut the fabric to fit the width and height of the screen
Spread the fabric over the top of the frame, securing it with pins. Do not pull it horizontally; it should lie in folds. Now use neat stitches to sew the pinned spots.
Hang the fabric over the top of the frame and secure with pins
Use a fabric marker to paint some simple ornament onto the drapery. This stage is a great way to realize your artistic talent.
Use a marker to draw patterns on the fabric
The applied drawing must be dried with a hairdryer. If you are working with a special hair dryer for embossing, observe safety precautions and do not bring the instrument too close to the fabric: it may catch fire. Use a regular hair dryer to dry your hair at the second speed maximum.
Dry the applied drawings with a hairdryer
Paint the visible metal parts of the frame with a marker in the color of the fabric and the ornament on it. Decorate the top of the screen: string balls of thread, bows or other elements of your choice on a decorative cord, and fasten to the fabric with a stapler or sew.
Decorate the screen with drawings and other decorative details
Do-it-yourself partition for a room - video
Such a seemingly simple device is a screen, and how much space for imagination is given by its production! Sometimes structures that are complex in appearance turn out to be simple in execution, and sometimes vice versa - a simple structure requires a lot of attention and effort. But in the end it turns out that everything is on the shoulder if you want to decorate your home with something special. Surely among our master classes you will choose the one that you like to create your own dream screen. If you have any questions about this topic, please ask them in the comments to this article. There you can also share your experience in the manufacture of screens of various designs. Easy work and comfort for your home!
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