Easy DIY Frames/Wall Decor

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DIY Frames Marked

Today I have a quick and easy way to fill up a blank wall in your home.  These frames are similar to my Easy Decoupaged Monogrammed Frames, just slightly more involved. I just love how they turned out!

The supplies you will need are:

(1) wood 12×12 board {I got mine at Michael’s}

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(1) 12×12 sheet of scrapbook paper

(1) piece of decorative trim/molding {also available at Michael’s, I also bought one at AC Moore}

craft paint in your choice of color {ideally to compliment the scrapbook paper}

a photo {you will need the size before you cut the trim so select this before you begin}

hot glue

sandpaper

double-sided tape

mod podge/foam brush

picture hanger

Start by painting the sides of your wood  and the trim with craft paint. Don’t discard the paint, you will want to touch up the trim after you cut it.

step 1 paper and boards Next, using mod podge glue you will paint all over the wood, then attach your sheet of scrapbook paper {make sure it is cut exactly the size of the board}. I put a thin extra layer around the top edge of the paper to seal it but didn’t paint over the top of the paper.

side of board painted with paper

After it dries, tape your photo to the center of the paper. I used double-sided tape for mine.

taping picture on

Once you know the size of the photo, you need to cut your molding. I used a mitre box/saw because the wood is so thin it cuts easily. To measure for the cuts, I found it easiest to lay the molding on the photo then make a mark where the cut would start, knowing it would be a 45 degree cut. Then I cut a second piece in the exact same size so the trim pieces would be equal and square. Do the same for the shorter side of the photo and you are done.

frame molding cut

molding

Once they were cut, I sanded the insides down very well and gave them another quick coat of paint. Then I hot glued them right to the photo on the frame.

gluing molding

glue on molding

I tacked a picture hanger on the back and that was it!

frame hanger on back

done music pic

sideview done

finished 1 tall

I may make a third one for the top, I can’t decide if there is room?But in the meantime, I love how they came out.  I will be back soon with a post on this room since these were the finishing touch to the space!

full view

XO,

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Comments

  1. These are just adorable! I love that you can customize them with any paper you want. I’d love it if you linked this to my new linky party, “What We’ve Accomplished Wednesdays” tomorrow.

    Have a great weekend!
    Deborah

  2. I just made something very similar but I used a 12 x 12 canvas (cheap ones from Michaels) instead of wood. Turned out FABULOUS. Looks classy on your wall!

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