There has been far more than one occasion where I’ve wanted a very specific pattern, color, or design for a picture frame. Or on the other hand plenty of times where I’ve found scrapbook paper I’m so in love with but since I don’t scrapbook I really have no “use” for. This solves all of those problems and it also makes a very nice and affordable gift. It is a simple enough project you can have the kids do (most) of it and use them for gifts for their favorite teacher, grandparent, or even parent!
- Wood Frame (I strongly encourage you to use a standard square or rectangle frame for your first time. It can be difficult to navigate the curves and odd shapes)
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush (either foam or traditional bristles)
- Sharp Knife, Scissors, or Exacto Blade
- Credit Card or Loyalty Rewards type card
- Pour some Mod Podge into a bowl (and seal the original bottle otherwise it will dry out)
- Spread Mod Podge over all of the wood on the face of the frame (picture here)
- Lay the frame face down on to the back of the scrapbook paper (picture here)
- Flip frame over so you are working with the front of the scrapbook paper
- Use a credit card (or something similar) to smooth the bubbles and ripples across the front. Be careful if you use a credit card that you don’t get too much glue on the magnetic strip and that the raised letters and numbers don’t tear the paper.
- Apply Mod Podge along one side of the frame and press the paper down the side
- Repeat step 6 on all sides
- Apply Mod Podge to the inner lip and press the paper down. You can cut the excess into “strips” to help guide it around odd angles and corners. (picture here)
- Using your knife/Exacto Blade trim the excess paper from the back of the frame (picture here)
- Spread a layer of Mod Podge over the front and sides to help seal the paper. (picture here)
- Allow to dry and repeat as desired.