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I Heart You DIY Picture Frame

Show a loved one how special they are with this DIY picture frame – add a little Mod Podge and aqua paint to your Valentine’s Day crafts!

How to make an "I love you" Valentine's Day frame with a bunting

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.

How to make an "I love you" Valentine's Day frame with a bunting

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.

I Heart You DIY Picture Frame

Gather These Supplies

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

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

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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Glue everything down and let it dry.

How to make an "I love you" Valentine's Day frame with a bunting

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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Justine

Sunday 4th of March 2012

Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

TidyMom

Sunday 4th of March 2012

So cute Amy

Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/diy-for-the-house/Have a great weekend!

Just Jaime

Saturday 3rd of March 2012

So cute! The bunting is just the right size for the frame and I love the color!

We're just starting a link up party and love it if you'd share there (if you are interested): http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/03/wayward-weekend-week-6.html

Shannon MadiganMade

Saturday 3rd of March 2012

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!

Alicia Yamashita

Friday 2nd of March 2012

So adorable! Thanks for sharing this!

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