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.
If you’re looking for a great gift idea for sports fans, then this project will be perfect. Here are the instructions.
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″
• Mod Podge Tools
• Drill Press
• Tape Measure or Ruler
• Clip and small 3/4″ wood screw
• Philips head screwdriver
• Scissors and/or Kraft knife
Prime the 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ x 3/4″ wood in Folk Art French Blue.
Let dry for 15 minutes.
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.
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″.
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.
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!