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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


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


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


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


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.


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).


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.


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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Sunday 4th of March 2012

Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!!


Sunday 4th of March 2012

So cute Amy

Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up 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):

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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