Monday, May 30, 2011

Easy, Decorative DIY Frames

While shopping yesterday...I picked up some items to create a couple fun frames.

Here's what I used:
2 unfinished picture frames
2 pieces of scrapbook paper
2 pieces of felt
Bahama Blue craft paint
Fern craft paint
Walnut Distress Ink
Mini Clothes Pin
Mini Metal Clip
Mod Podge

Here's what I did:

First, I painted both frames.
One Bahama Blue and one fern.

(I used Distress Ink on the green one...just to see if I liked it. lol)

I traced the outline of the frames on the
scrapbook paper and cut out the outline.
I put mod podge on the front of the frame
and placed them front down on the paper.
Once dry, I used an xacto and cut off the excess paper.
I sanded the edges and distressed with Distress Ink.
I cut felt pieces to size and place them in the center.
I tied hemp string around both and
added a mini clothes pin and the metal clip to each.

Yes? They turned out super cute!
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  1. Very cool idea! I've been wanting to try distressing ink for a while now. Guess I'llj just have to go get some!

  2. You've been busy, again, with another great project! I love the colors and the distressing technique. Another project to add to my list of things to do. Thank you for keeping me inspired!

  3. Visiting from the Creative Bloggers Party & Hop over at Create with Joy!

    Your frames are absolutely beautifully done!

    So pleased to "meet" you!

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  4. What a cute idea. I love the distressed look and the twine. Great job. I found this project through TT&J linky party! Thank you for sharing. Come say hi! I love new followers.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  5. You need to link your blog to Pinterest! I would love to share your ideas with felow pinners! This is great- thanks for sharing!!

  6. Per Anonymous:
    You need to link your blog to Pinterest! I would love to share your ideas with felow pinners! This is great- thanks for sharing!!

    I added links!! Thanks so much for the suggestion!! I hope you are following me here and there. I'm a huge pinhead!! (that's what I call myself since I spend hours upon hours on pinterest)=)