Picture frames: easy décor, presents (hint, hint: Father’s Day…), and excellent holders of keepsakes.
Everyone has boring, store-bought frames displaying their cutest pictures, but why settle? By using a simple wooden frame and a single piece of scrapbooking paper, these do-it-yourself picture frames add style, personality, and a personal touch to your favorite photos.
Here’s what you need:
-1 wooden picture frame from your craft store (preferably with a wide surface, as to
display as much of the paper as possible)
-1 piece of your favorite scrapbook paper, also found in a local craft store
-paint to cover the frame, preferably one that coordinates with your paper
-Mod-Podge, gloss finish
1) Trace the frame onto your scrapbook paper.
2) Measure in a quarter-inch on each side, so that your scrapbook paper cut out will be smaller than the frame.
3) Cut out the smaller-traced frame in the paper.
4) Position on top of the frame. Now, trace and cut out the middle portion so you can see the picture.
5) Paint the entire frame your desired color. Use as many coats as necessary to get a smooth finish.
6) When paint is dry, place scrapbook paper on top of the frame.
7) Brush Mod-Podge over the scrapbook paper: this will secure it in place, as well as provide a glossy finish.
Once your Mod-Podge dries, your new frame is complete! If you’re super-crafty, add a personal touch by paining on an initial, or word. Any additional paint should be covered with Mod-Podge to ensure it does not chip off!