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DIY Clip Frames in Four Simple Steps

Learn how to make DIY clip frames using wood shapes and clips! Decorate with your favorite papers and Mod Podge. Such an EASY project.

When I found these plain wood shapes, I knew they'd make perfect frames for displaying pics of my kids. I used scrapbook paper, but fabric would work too!

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! As you may or may not know, we love decorating picture frames around here.

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!

Keep in mind, you can use scraps for this project. You can also turn a variety of wood pieces into a clip frame. There are so many ways to personalize this project.

DIY Clip Frame

Gather These Supplies

  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Wood shapes (I found mine at Jo-Ann)
  • Craft knife
  • Foam brush
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Metal clips or clothespins
  • E-6000
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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 frames

Step 1: 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 2: 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 3: Apply 2 – 3 coats of Mod Podge to seal, allowing your frames to dry well in between coats.

mod podged clip frames

Step 4: Attach your clips or clothespins with E-6000.

mod podged clip frames

And there you have it! An easy and customizable way to display photos of your favorite people . . .

When I found these plain wood shapes, I knew they'd make perfect frames for displaying pics of my kids. I used scrapbook paper, but fabric would work too!
Yield: 2 frames

Clip Frames

Clip Frames

Learn how to decorate a clip frame using your favorite scrapbook paper and Mod Podge! This makes a great gift idea.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Wood shapes
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Metal clips or clothespins

Tools

  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Foam brush
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Choose the papers you'd like to use for your project; enough to cover the wood. shape.
  2. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the shape and smooth the paper pieces down, overlapping if necessary. Let dry.
  3. Use a craft knife to trim around the shape - scissors will also work.
  4. Apply 2 - 3 coats of Mod Podge to seal, allowing the frame to dry well in between coats.
  5. Attach the clips or clothespins with E-6000. Let dry completely before using.

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Thank you so much for letting me share these DIY clip photo frames with you today! I’d love for you to check out these other cool projects:

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