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DIY Picture Frame

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DIY Picture Frame

Hi everyone!  Today we are going to show you how to make DIY picture frame from your old scrap wood.  This is a pretty easy project.  It cost us nothing to make since we had all the scraps in our garage wood storage box (our scraps always become a DIY something 😉 ).

DIY Picture Frame by Hello I Live Here

A DIY picture frame is fun, but even better with they can be made with left over craft or wood scraps you just can’t toss away.  We used all the left over scrap we had from framing our bathroom mirror post which was featured on Bob Vila Nation, wood left from a cabinet build, and tile left over from our tile project in the master bathroom.  You can pretty much use anything to make a good DIY picture frame, so don’t be afraid to be creative.

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Here’s what we did to create our DIY picture frame:

First, I cut the frame pieces to my desired length on 45 degree angels using my Ryboi Miter Saw to start my DIY Picture Frame.  Then we glued the 45 degree angels together and added a small brad nail using our Ryobi nail gun to form our DIY picture frame.

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Once done, we trimmed down a small piece of wood for the center of the DIY picture frame and installed by using our Kreg jig to make 4 Kreg pocket holes, our Ridge power driver, and 4 pan head screws as show in the 3rd photo above.  We secured the flat board to the sides of the frame.

Master bathroom Storage - tools we used

After we were done we painted the board the color of our choice, we used Annie Sloan Chalk paint in French Linen.

Annie Sloan paint
Annie Sloan paint
sloan wax kit
sloan wax kit

Once we painted the board we added our left over tile around the edge of the frame.  The pieces left over were perfect and we slid them into place like a puzzle making sure we did not have to cut any of the tile. We then added grout from The Home Depot.

DIY picture frame

On the side of the DIY picture frame, we used wood icing product and a stencil to get our raised decor on the frame.  We simple spread the wood icing product on like peanut butter, and let it sit a couple minutes, then lifted the stencil to get our effect.

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When the stencil dried, we painted the center ring of the DIY picture frame with our AS Chalk paint in French Linen to match our center board, following the rest of the frame in an old white color.

DIY Picture Frame by Hello I Live Here

We added a white cloths pin clip purchased from Joann’s Crafts into the center of the board with our glue for our picture to hang in the center, and hung on the wall to share with our family and guests.  We used a cloths pin because we like to change out our photos as they arrive from family.

DIY Picture Frame by Hello I Live Here

This really was an easy project to create your own DIY picture frame.  If you do not have a saw to cut the 45 degree angles, you can use a compound miter box and hand saw, or have a handy neighbor cut the angels for you.   Once done, stand back and enjoy your DIY picture frame handy work!

DIY Picture Frame by Hello I Live Here

We hope you enjoyed our post on making a DIY picture frame today.  We love that you stopped by to read our post.  Stay warm and safe out there if you live in a bad weather area.  If you are in the sun, absorb a little for me – Vitamin D is starting to become a food group here in Missouri and I can use all I can get! 😉

Until tomorrow’s post!

Linda 🙂

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Hello everyone!  Tonight’s post is going to be about painted Christmas ornaments.  It was a freezing day here in Missouri, so I decided to nest inside and craft my heart out today.  This painted Christmas ornaments I am about to show you tonight was a gift one year from my daughters while in grade school.  Every year I decorate our family tree (all Christmas ornaments are handmade and given to us from family members), and when I see this little painted Christmas Ornaments beauty – I just could not help but make these as special gifts for my wonderful sisters and parents.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

This is a speedy process.  You will need to drop by Joann’s and pick up some paint in your favorite colors (I choose to use 3-4 colors in mine), clear plastic or glass ornaments, Mod Podge Glue, ribbon, tags, and hooks.  Now let’s get started on this fun and easy project.

First, I set out all the items I picked up at Joann’s.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Then, I cut the price tags from the to be painted Christmas ornaments, and opened the top by removing the hanger.  Then I take my four colors of paint one at at time adding them into the inside center of the ornament.  You can drip the paint into the ornament any way you want.  Then I added an equal amount of Mod Podge glue, just like I did with the paint colors. The Mod Podge helps the paint adhere.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

After squeezing in the paint and glue (reminds me of that little Disney song… pass me the paint and glue, we’ve got work to do 🙂 I rotated the painted Christmas ornaments around on their sides, going back and forth till all the paint fills the painted Christmas ornament creating the dripping pattern.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Once the paint fills the painted Christmas ornaments I turn them upside down and let the remaining paint drip out.  I use an old dish or cutting board for crafts to catch the paint.  Let the paint drip out until it’s dry – a couple hours tops.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Once dry, I placed the hanger back inside.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Last, I add ribbon, and a personalized tag to the person receiving it.  You can also add garlands to dress them up.  BAM!  You just made some painted Christmas ornaments.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

It’s always nice to receive something for your tree in the colors you love, so I make my painted Christmas ornaments special to the person receiving the gift.  Some of my sisters are traditional Christmas colors where others, love that touch of purple, blue or orange/silver.  Don’t be afraid to experiment on these gifts, that’s what makes these painted Christmas ornaments special.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Well, that’s Hello I Live Here’s post for today!  Thank you all for stopping by to see our newest gift idea of the Painted Christmas Ornaments.  Till tomorrow!

Linda