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Friday, October 12, 2012

DIY Wedding M&M: Embellished Picture Frames

This is one of my favorite projects from the wedding.  To make these embellished frames, you need:
an unfinished wood frame, $1.00 at Michael's
Modge Podge
a 1 inch foam brush
Patterned paper
Fabric strips
Hot glue
White cardstock

I just discovered I have literally no photos of this process!  So I'll describe it as best I can.
First, find or create your patterned paper.  I made mine in Photoshop.  I used a linen look digital paper, then put the lyrics of ten of my favorite love songs over the top in a typewriter font to look vintage.
Next, trace the outline of your frame onto the back side of the patterned paper.  Cut an X in the center hole, but be careful not to cut over the lines you traced.
Then using the foam brush, coat the front of your frame with Modge Podge and then place the frame face down on the backside of the paper, making sure to line it up with the lines you traced.
Next, brush some Modge Podge over the back side of the frame, and carefully fold the paper over the edges, kind of like you are wrapping a present.  Make sure the paper is taut, you don't want any creases.  Trim off excess paper as necessary.  The Modge Podge may cause the paper to look wavy, but don't worry, it will dry nice and smooth.
This is optional, but I didn't like how messy the backside looked, so using the white cardstock, I again traced the outlines of the frame and then cut out around the lines and then Modge Podged it onto the back of the frame.
Let it dry, and in the meantime, make your embellishments!  I used fabric strips, felt and a hot glue gun to make rosettes.  Once whatever embellishments you choose are ready, hot glue them on!
And there you have it!  A very inexpensive but very cute frame.

All the posts on this wedding found here.

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