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.
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.
And ebony stain for the purple frame for a more distressed and rugged look.
Painted frame back and sides in white for pink frames:
And stained frame back and sides black for purple frames:
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.
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.
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.
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.
I made some felt rosettes to dress up my pink zerba diva frame! I like how they make the frame more 3-D:)