Craft Tutorial

How to Decorate Picture Frames |Tutorial|

Hey guys! Today I have a very exciting post for you all! I’ll be showing you how to make these cute little picture frames! This is my first ever tutorial craft post and I’m very nervous/excited to see how it will go! Enjoy! 🙂

How to Decorate Picture Frames

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First, here’s the materials I started out with. I bought;

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-The frames from Walmart online, set of 6 for $10.52 (Get them here)

(Edit- After working with these frames, I’d like to put out a little warning with them. The back was super hard to get off, which is how I cracked the glass for one of them. I had to shave down each side to get it to fit correctly. It could just be defective ones that I got, but I wanted to place the warning out there. Also! The frame is a paper and hot glue did not stick well in small amounts for the vines. I had to either cut into the paper to get it to stick or I glued the vines down behind the flowers, which worked fine. I’d probably recommended buying different frames, but I also might buy these again now that I know how to work with them! Use at your own discretion!!)

-Colored paper from Joe-Ann’s, clearance section for a whole 30 cents each!

-3D flower from Joe-Ann’s, I think they were a dollar or two

-Fake flowers and vines from Joe-Ann’s, 70% off sale, less than five dollars!
(Apologies for not having exact prices, I lost the receipt! … oops!)

I’ll be doing five out of six of the frames in this tutorial because I broke the glass on one of them on accident! (Clearly I was prepared for this… omg). But that’s okay because I’ve got another bright idea for the other frame, I’ll post that in it’s own tutorial later. So if you’d like to possibly try out that one, save an extra frame! Its a really cool idea and doesn’t require the glass!


Step 1) Cut all the colored paper to size

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My intent with the picture frames is to sell them, and I want them to look nice for pictures to put online. Keeping the old photo inside the frame didn’t seem like a good idea to me. So if you’re making yourself for this at home and just plan to switch it out with pictures, feel free to skip this step. Or, if you like the idea, feel free to copy!

Step 2) Dry fit where you want everything to go

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Before you get to gluing anything down, (I know you’re excited!) be sure you dry fit everything so that you make sure it’s perfect the way you want it! You also want to make sure you leave enough materials to go around for all the other frames.

Step 3) Gluing everything down

Now it’s time for the messy part! Once you have everything set perfectly the way you want it, it’s time to glue. Personally, I hate waiting for glue to dry so I like to use hot glue. (Remember as I said in the warning above, if you bought the same frames I used, hot glue did not stick well in small quantities. You’ll either have to cut into the paper on the frame and down to the wood slightly or just use bigger amounts and attach the vines with the flowers, I had no problem with either method.)

My finished product!

And really, that was pretty much it! Feel free to pin to save for later (Button shown at bottom!)

 


This project was so much fun and it didn’t take up a lot of time, I worked on it on and off throughout the day and finished it that same day! And that’s including writing out the bulk of this post, with most of the pictures! So really it’s a super fun, inexpensive and cute project!

See any frames you like? These are up for sale on my Etsy shop for $5.00!

Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed my very first tutorial! I hope I did well! Let me know what you think down in the comments section, how I did and what was you favorite frame? I’m curious to know! Mine personally was the third one down with all the yellow flowers!

Related reading: 10 Ways to Use Dollar Store Picture Frames|Crafting on a Budget|

Suggested reading: 10 Ways to Use Dollar Store Foam Board|Crafting On a Budget|

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~CraftingQueen

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