Make a Mod podge clip frame.

The easiest way to make a clip frame - ever! Just use Mod Podge.Hello there, fellow Mod Podgers! It’s Linda here, from burlap+blue, and I’m thrilled to be here today sharing another tutorial with you all! When I found these plain, wooden shapes at Joann’s the other day, I knew they’d make perfect frames for displaying pictures of my kids. I used scrapbook paper for mine, but leftover fabric would work as well!

Mod Podge
wood shapes (I found mine at Joann’s)
craft knife
foam brush
scrapbook paper
metal clips or clothespins

DSC_0003 (5)Step 1: Decide on your design, and cut your scrapbook paper to cover your shape. I chose a simple design using three coordinating pieces of paper, but you could easily do stripes, squares, or anything you can come up with. Don’t worry about cutting the paper to fit your shape, that’s where the x-acto knife will come in!

mod podged clip framesStep 2: Apply a coat of Mod Podge to your shape, and adhere your pieces. The one below on the left shows the front of one of my shapes, the one on the right shows what the back looks like.

Step 3: Take your craft knife and (carefully!) cut around the shapes. If you don’t have a craft knife, scissors should work for this step. I don’t have a picture of this step . . . turns out you really should use both hands when working with a craft knife. :)

Step 4: Apply 2 – 3 coats of Mod Podge to seal, allowing your frames to dry well in between coats.

mod podged clip framesStep 5: Attach your clips or clothespins with hot glue.

mod podged clip framesAnd there you have it! An easy and customizable way to display photos of your favorite people . . .

The easiest way to make a clip frame - ever! Just use Mod Podge.Thank you so much for letting me share with you all today! You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog, my facebook page, on pinterest or on twitter! Have a lovely day!


  1. Susie says

    Where did you find the little clips? I walked around Michaels but couldn’t find them. I wasn’t sure what department they would even be in.

  2. Beverly York says

    If you use a fine grit sandpaper and sand around the edges after the paper dries you get a much sharper and smoother trim on the paper. Just remember to use a downward motion from the paper side when sanding it off. This is how I trim all of my paper on chipboard or wood pieces when the paper hangs over the edge.