Easy Halloween craft: decorate a frame

Easy Halloween craft: decorate a frameI’m always in the mood to decorate frames. It doesn’t matter what time of year. It’s such a quick and easy project that I love making frames for each and every holiday as well. And if I’m going to start with a holiday to craft for, it’s definitely going to be Halloween – hence this cute lil’ frame that I made with supplies I already had. I literally dug through my stash and found the supplies to make it. And can I tell you there is nothing more satisfying than making something with what you already have, as opposed to purchasing new goodies. Don’t you think? Here’s how I made this frame.

Gather These Supplies

  • $1 wood frame
  • Mod Podge Matte (you can use Gloss too)
  • Halloween scrapbook paper – one sheet
  • Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint – Purple Yam
  • Jolee’s Boutique Lacy Skull with Rose Dimensional Stickers
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife and mat

IMG_6395Flip the frame on its front on the back of the paper and trace with the pencil. Trace the inside and outside of the frame.

IMG_6398Cut the paper about 1/4″ inside the border on all sides. You can use a craft knife and mat or scissors – it’s up to you. Set the paper aside.

IMG_6396Paint your frame completely. Technically you only need to paint the edges on the front, since the paper will be covering a lot of it. Let dry.

IMG_6403Place a medium layer of Mod Podge on the front of the frame. Place the paper onto the front, center and then smooth. Smooth, smooth, smooth with your hands (I use a brayer). if Mod Podge comes out the sides, don’t worry – just wipe it away with the brush. Don’t Mod Podge over the paper at this time – let it dry first for for 15 – 20 minutes.

IMG_6405After the paper has dried, Mod Podge over the top of the paper. Let dry and then give the entire frame a coat of Mod Podge. Let that dry.

IMG_6406Attach the stickers and rhinestones to the frame with craft glue. Even if the stickers are adhesive, add craft glue anyway to make it more secure. Let dry before using.

Easy Halloween craft: decorate a frameNow place a crazy picture of yourself in a wig inside the frame and enjoy. This frame would make a great gift for Halloween lovin’ friend or relative.