Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine DIY: $1 Wooden Frames

We are so into the Valentines spirit this year! This week I'll post my no-sew fireplace banner and mantel decor. In the meantime, I wanted to share my Super Bowl Sunday craftiness that kept me busy whilst watching the game (as if entertaining three wee ones wasn't crazy enough)! Brian and I had a great night together with Teagan, Isla and Kade. I still need to finish Kade's frame but with Valentine's Day hot on my heels I thought I'd better get this posted!

Also, please join us tomorrow for my very first linky party!! I am beyond excited as I've wanted to host one of these for ages. It's Destination: Inspiration Tuesday DIY Linky Party. Everything goes including crafts, recipes, household tips and Etsy stores! As long as you make it and it is family friendly we'd love to be inspired by it!

For now, back to my frames. I love the way they turned out and want this to become a tradition!

I've listed my materials above. First, I painted the back of the $1 Michael's frames and the stand a bright red keeping the front unfinished so the paper would lie flat. Next, I Modge Podged the front of the frame using a foam paintbrush to secure my scrapbook paper. These brushes were on sale at Michael's 14 for $1, what a score!

I put a second coat of the adhesive on, making certain the first layer was completely dry. The I used the knife to cut around the edges of the frame and inside the heart. I cut out a sweet photo of my girls and embellished from there. For Teagan's picture I highlighted the year with a few sparkles.

I love this picture of baby Isla that my friend Jennifer took in our backyard! Her nursery is an owl theme so this was a fun, whimsical version of the frame. I love the rickrack trim and the sparkly baubles! I have a HUGE bucket of these jewel tones from Hobby Lobby and I used them on everything!

That's my crafty project in a nutshell. Altogether I think it cost $2-3 per frame. I so hope you will try this and I'd love to see them! We might just give this a whirl again for our St. Patrick's Day mantel! Have a great night and see you for the linky party this Tuesday, February 7th!

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  1. I love the frames! What a great idea. I already have some of those supplies and will try this. I am a new follower visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts. Vicky from Mess For Less

  2. What beautiful frames! I'm loving the colors! Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party!

  3. Thanks so much for the sweet comments, ladies! I had so much fun putting these together and hope to try again for St. Paddy's Day!


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