Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Day 26: Mod Podge Picture Frame

I have a lot of photo frames.  Sadly, they are all from the era in my life when I was just setting up my first house/apartment and I was afraid of patterns and colors.  I am no longer.  I decided it was time to add a little pizazz to my frames.  I started with a plain, black frame.  I followed the Mod Podge frame tutorial over at TidyMom.net.  I did change it up a bit because I didn't have one thing that her tutorial required.  Also, she used new frames that she stained herself.  I'm saving time and money here.  A month of Pinterest could make someone go broke if you don't watch it!  My goal was to spend very little money on my projects!

Mod Podge
Cute Scrapbook Paper
Utility knife or exacto knife
Sponge Brush
Old frame
Old Credit Card
Cutting board
Sand Paper

Step 1:  Brush Mod Podge on frame.  Let "set" for 30 seconds.  Put another layer on.  Turn over and put frame onto the back of your scrapbook paper.

Step 2: Rub out all of the "bubbles" and bumps with an old credit card.

Step 3:  Cut along the edges of the frame.  Three slots for photos was kind of hard to cut around.  I don't recommend that.

Step 4:  See all the rough edges.  No need to worry!  Smooth out the edges with...

...your piece of sandpaper.  If you want to, you can scuff up the edges a bit.  I did, so the scrapbook paper ended up blending in nicely with the frame.

Step 5:  Cover front of frame with one last layer of Mod Podge to seal it.

Enjoy!  I think I may be doing this to a lot more of my frames!  This is much much better than just plain old black!

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