My Tutorial: Wood Photo Frame

Tonight, I picked up a couple of wood frames from Michaels for $1 each. I thought it might be fun to design my own frames for Austin. I completed one of them tonight.

First, I pulled out my trusty Mod Podge, along with the paper and die cuts I wanted to use for the project.
I used the Mod Podge to adhere the blue cardstock to the yellow.
Then I coated the front of the frame generously with Mod Podge, and pressed the back of the paper onto the front of the frame. Put some heavy books on top and let dry (only takes 10-15 minutes, really).
Once it had dried, I flipped the frame over and used my exacto knife to trim the excess paper from the frame.
Then I laid out my die cuts, and used a little bit of adhesive to keep them in place. Final step was to coat the whole thing with Mod Podge - this coat was thin, I didn't want excess. It leaves a bit of a gloss over the top, but looks really cute.
And the finished frame:


  1. This is so cute it hurts my insides!

  2. You should DEFINITELY make some of these to sell with your new business! I would love one for some of Evangeline's pictures but alas, not where my talents lie. (Not that her name would fit, but ya know ^_~)

  3. Thanks everyone! ;) Not bad for just $1 for the frame (since I had all the other supplies already!). And it only took about an hour to do, which is perfect when you don't have much time. :)

  4. This is so cute! Well done. :-)