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Colorful Geometric Frame Using Tissue Paper

This Mod Podge tissue paper frame is perfect for whipping up quickly and adding color to your home. So easy, beginning crafters will enjoy this project.

Skills Required: Beginner. This is a perfect idea for those who have never used Mod Podge before! The tissue paper shapes are small and easy to decoupage. This wood craft would even be fun and easy for kids.

tissue paper and mod podge on a frame

Hi there! This is Holly from Club Crafted again with a really simple decoupage DIY for making a geometric tissue paper frame. It’s a really fun craft – you use pieces of triangle shaped tissue paper layered together, like a collage, to create your finished piece.

(get more picture frame ideas here!)

This is such an easy project to whip up, and it adds some color in your home. Using classic Mod Podge and a variety of colored tissue paper, I made over a very inexpensive frame so that it looks like something new and special.

Now this photo frame stands out on our shelf, and I love the pop of color is adds to our neutral-colored office.

tissue paper, Mod Podge, scissors, and a frame

Tissue Paper Picture Frame

Gather These Supplies

Remove the Backing

Step 1: Remove the backing and glass of the frame so that you have only the wood (or plastic or metal) portion.

Cut the Tissue Paper

Step 2: Cut the colored tissue paper into small triangles. I found that the easiest way to do this quickly is to cut strips of tissue paper about 1.5 inch wide and then trim multiple triangles out of them, so they all appear to be slightly different proportions but still the same size. It doesn’t have to be perfect!

bottle of Mod Podge with tissue paper triangles and a paintbrush

Mod Podge and Add Tissue

Step 3: Paint a layer of Mod Podge Gloss on one section of the frame, starting at a corner. Place a cut piece of tissue paper over it and press in place.

Repeat with more pieces, layering on top of each other slightly and covering edges as well as the front of the frame. It’s OK to have lots of the original frame showing or completely cover it – your choice!

Adding tissue paper squares to a frame with Mod Podge

Step 4: Repeat this process all the way around the frame, painting Mod Podge on one section at a time so that the glue does not dry before you complete it.

Seal the Frame

Step 5: Once the pattern complete, paint a layer of Mod Podge over the entire frame to seal the tissue paper and let dry.

how to decorate a picture frame with tissue paper

Once dry, you can pop the glass, a photo and the backing in place and display in your home. This would also make a cute gift if you want to give someone a photo inside of a homemade frame!

Mod Podge tissue paper frame

Are you wondering what else you can do with photo frame decorating? We have lots of ideas for you!

This is also part of our summer craft for kids collection, our crafts for teens, crafts for girls, and our simple craft ideas for kids. Since it’s way easy!

Lynne Bindeman

Wednesday 28th of June 2017

I am really going to try this!


Wednesday 21st of June 2017

This looks great. I feel like if I did this I would be too much of a perfectionist and couldn't do the abstract triangles.