I heart you DIY picture frame.

I Love You DIY bunting Valentine's Day picture frame

Wait a second – who is that little twerp in the frame? Why that’s me! As part of My Aqua Valentine, I decided to dress up a wood frame with a love message on chipboard “bunting.” I used items completely from my stash, so this DIY picture frame cost me $1 total. I realize not everyone has little bunting flags, but actually, these are worth purchasing because they are so stinkin’ cute. So cute that I needed to use them as soon as possible.

I liked using the scalloped versus non-scalloped flags. And I got to use my very favorite FolkArt color, Patina. The result is a frame I really like – and might keep out past Valentine’s Day. It would also make a great gift. To make one for yourself, keep reading.

Gather These Supplies

$1 square wood frame
FolkArt acrylic paint – Silver Sterling, Patina, Titanium White
Martha Stewart crafts – typewriter alphabet stencil set
Maya Road Mixed Scallop Mini Pennant Banner Set
Mod Podge Satin
Small stencil brush
Craft glue
Thin white ribbon

Supplies! I love Patina so much that I have tons of bottles.

Paint all of the flags with Patina, then let them dry.

Paint the frame with Silver Sterling. You’ll have to give it a few coats, but then it will shine brightly.

Use the typewriter stencils and white paint to add the lettering of your choice to the flags. I didn’t even use tape – I just held the stencil in place and then used the small stencil brush to lightly paint on the lettering.

I sealed all of the flags with Mod Podge and glued the heart shape onto the single, un-stenciled flag (the heart shape comes with the flags).

You’ll want super thin ribbon to fit through the holes. Figure out what length you are going to use, cut the ribbon and string it through the pennants.

Glue everything down and let it dry.

I’m so pleased with my frame, and I love the mini-bunting. Now to find the right recipient . . .

If you are a beginning Mod Podger, I highly recommend starting with a DIY picture frame frame. Click here for tons of posts that include Mod Podged frames.

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  1. nana_4x says

    What a neat little frame…you make it look so easy! I’m going to have to try this one. Keep up the great work…you have great ideas!

  2. Shannon MadiganMade says

    Amy – you are so right… that bunting is adorable! Loving the teal (but I can’t say I’m surprised you picked that color ;D). Cute, cute, cute!