Sports craft: DIY picture frame.

Sports craft: DIY picture frame

I used to play soccer in high school – I was on the varsity team as a freshman. What can I say, I really liked the knee socks! Mod Podge Walter made a themed DIY picture frame that commemorates the good ol’ days of my youth. It makes me want to play soccer again so I can wear those knee socks. But then I think about sweating it up in 90 degree (plus) southern weather every weekend for a game and you know what . . . I think I’ll leave my glory days in the past. Enjoy Walter’s tutorial below.

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If you’re looking for a great gift idea for sports fans, then this project will be perfect. Here are the instructions.

Step 1:

Some of the basic supplies and tools you will need for this project:

Mod Podge Satin
Folk Art Paint (I used French Blue)
• 1 piece of wood measuring 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ x 3/4″
• Pencil
Mod Podge Tools
• Drill Press
• Tape Measure or Ruler
• Clip and small 3/4″ wood screw
• Awl
• Philips head screwdriver
• Scissors and/or Kraft knife

Step 2:

Prime the 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ x 3/4″ wood in Folk Art French Blue.
Let dry for 15 minutes.

Step 3:

Decoupage to your liking /taste!
I used some wallpaper border for the front and back.
I also have a big collection of security envelopes that I felt would work well with this project.
I used a 3/4″ square paper punch to cut Red and Blue colors.
I then decoupaged the 3/4″ pieces to the sides alternating each color.
Let dry for 15 minutes.

Step 4:

Seal the entire piece with Satin FolkArt Varnish or Mod Podge.  Let dry for 15 minutes.

Then grab your Ruler and AWL.
Measure 3/4″ from the top and @ 2 1/4″ mark with Awl.
For the back 1/2″ from the bottom and mark @ 2 1/4″.

Step 5:

Using a drill press, drill into marked spot 1/2″ deep.
I used a drill bit that was the same size as my dowel.
Use any size available.
TIP: Save the wood handle of any used foam brush for a dowel.

Step 6:

Now that the pieces are dry, marked and drilled:
Take the front side and insert a 3/4″ screw into the bottom hole of the clip.  Fasten the screw with a screwdriver through other hole on the clip (see photo).
Flip over and insert dowel – voila! Project complete.

I am using my DIY picture frame as a desktop photo holder. Though this is perfect for holding bills, coupons, gift cards and your to-do list. I will be listing this project to my Etsy shop too.

Well that is it. Hope that you are having a great summer and keeping cool! We just survived Hurricane Irene, thank GOD no damages except a leaking roof and seven hour power outage. Though some of our neighbors still have no power, OUCH!

Comments

  1. ~The Bargain Babe says

    Super cute! I love finding crafty things that are for BOYS. (I have 3. Boys that is. :)

    My oldest doesn’t do soccer right now, but is into karate. I could make similar photo board for his room with a karate theme! Thanks for the idea!