Be My Valentine – Picture Frames

Mod Podge Frames

Diva Scrapbook Paper Frames

I just bought my first bottle of mod podge and I’m loving it! I whipped up these total diva picture frames for around $3 each and an hour or so of time. They’ll make great Valentine’s Gifts for that special someone :)

Mod Podge Picture Frame Tutorial

First you’ll need a wood craft frame from your hobby store. I used two different kinds, the purple frames don’t have glass (Hobby Lobby) and the pink frames do have glass (Michael’s). The one’s with even had the lowest regular price at $2.99 each.

Kraft Picture Frame

Craft Wooden Frame

Your paper is only going to cover the front flat surface, so we’ll need to do some finishing to the edges of the frame, the inside where the picture is, and the back.  I trimmed the pink set of frames with white craft paint.

White Kraft Paint for the Edges

White Kraft Paint for the Edges

And ebony stain for the purple frame for a more distressed and rugged look.

Stain Edges of Wood Frame

Stain Edges of Wood Frames

Painted frame back and sides in white for pink frames:

Paint Back of Frame

Painted Back of Frame

And stained frame back and sides black for purple frames:

Edges Stained Black

Edges Stained Black

Next you’ll need a piece of pretty scrapbook paper the same size as the front of your frame. Cut this as close to size as possible before getting your mod podge out. The purple frame used matte thin type scrapbook paper, and the pink frame thick glitter paper. Both worked well.

Next brush the front of the frame with mod podge in a generous coat. Make sure the areas near the edges (inside and outside of frame) are well coated.

Add Mod Posge to Front of Frame

Add Mod Posge to Front of Frame

Then stick on the paper REALLY well and smooth out any bubbles with an extra gift card or a pot scraper. Let dry for about 10 or 15 minutes.

Then flip your frame over and use an exacto knife to cut out the center window.

Scrapbook paper Picture Frame

Cut out the center of the frame using a knife

Take a little sanding block or sand paper and sand the edges (both inside and outside) of the frame. This helps give a smooth look on the edges and take back any extra paper you may have hanging over the edge. Once you’re done make sure to brush off all the dust from the sanding process.

Lightly Sand the Edges

Lightly Sand the Edges

Then start adding thin coats of Mod Podge on top of the scrapbook paper. Make sure your brush goes in just one direction and give it 10-15 minutes to fully dry between coats.

Completed Mod Podge Fame

Mod Podge Frame

I made some felt rosettes to dress up my pink zerba diva frame! I like how they make the frame more 3-D:)

Glue Felt Flowers to the Front

Glue Felt Flowers to the Front

Scrapbook Paper Frame

Pink Diva Frame

DIY Picture Frames

Valentine’s Diva Frames



3 Responses to Be My Valentine – Picture Frames

  1. Allison says:

    Darling!!

    I invite you to add this post (or any other Valentine’s Day posts) the Find Some Love Fest on February 1st! 5 blogs, 1 party!

    http://www.feedingmytemple.com/2012/01/exciting-announcement.html

  2. Amy says:

    Ooooh, just wait, Mod Podge is ADDICTIVE! I think you can do just about anything with that magical stuff! These are really cute…great tut too. Would you consider sharing here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/shine-on-fridays-11-and-giveaway.html

  3. Just Jaime says:

    I love the colors! Great job!

    If you’re interested, we’re hosting our first ever link up party. Please stop by and link up! http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/01/wayward-weekend-week-1.html

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