Easy Valentine’s Day Frame Tutorial
So, I found these super cheap wood frames at Wal-Mart for less than a buck and grabbed up a whole stack of them figuring the heart shape made them prime Valentine’s Day crafting material. And with a little bit of embellishing, this frame turned out to be pretty darn pretty, if I say so myself.
And it’s just the right thing to hold onto a pic of my pretty kitty. Because, yes, I’m the type of person who frames pictures of my pets and I LOVE them 🙂
For this project you will need:
- wooden frames
- acrylic paint and brush
- scrapbooking paper
- transparent glitter
- Mod Podge matte and brush
- flowers or other embellishments (look in scrapbooking sections)
Take your frame and paint the inner bit of the heart and the outside edges. Allow to dry.
Brush think coat of Mod Podge onto the front side of the frame. Place your paper on top and use your hands to push out any bubbles and make the paper smooth. Allow to dry.
Using scissors and an X-acto knife, if necessary, trim up the excess paper.
Dip your finger into the Mod Podge and go around the edges to clean up any rough edges on the paper and adhere well to the frame.
Brush Mod Podge around the outside edge and sprinkle with your transparent glitter. Let dry and then shake off the excess.
Hot glue on ribbons, or gems or flowers to embellish the frame.
Using the insert that came with the frame, trace and cut out your image and place it in the frame.
And there’s my handsome boy! In all this project is super inexpensive, especially if you already have a stash of scrapbooking stuff on hand to use. Otherwise, you can look to spend about $3-5 per frame. Not bad for a custom Valentine!