Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Crafty Wooden Frame

Get a wooden frame from the craft store some acrylic paint and your foam brush.
Paint the back entirely, it doesn't need to be perfect...no one ever looks at it.
On the front paint over the edges about 1/4 inch.
Now for this step, you need coordinating paper, spray glue, varnish, scissors, and a knife.
Cut a square of paper and spray glue your board and place it on.
Overlap the paper slightly.
 Cut the paper off with an exacto knife, the cut does not need to be perfect, and it is actually easier to cut from the top of the paper and let the wood frame guide the exacto knife (the opposite of what I have shown in the picture.)
Add more and more paper randomly until you get your desired look and the front is covered with paper.

Take a sander and lightly sand the outer edges of the frame and the inner edges where the pictures go, this exposes the painted edges from above.
To get those pesky corners use a square sanding stone.
This is what it looks like with the edges sanded.
Use a small disk of sandpaper (or whatever you have on hand) and go over all the edges and seams of paper. Sand the edges of the board to make it look worn.
All the sanding is finished.
Take it outside and spray it with varnish. Get about 6 inches away and sweep over it lightly.
Apply vinyl lettering (purchased through me...wink wink...)
Add a flower on the top for that extra kick.

This one already has a home in my sister's dorm room at college... it's a birthday gift for her roomie!

5 comments:

  1. So cute! I love it! Yours is way more cute than mine!

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  2. You are truly an inspiration, I am amazed by your creative talent and honestly a little envious lol I now have to make one because its so gorgeous. Here to hoping it turns out somewhat like yours lol Have a great day Shannon!

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  3. This is such a fantastic idea! I'll be linking to this!

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