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!
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.
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
- $1 square wood frame
- FolkArt acrylic paint – Silver Sterling, Patina, Titanium White
- Martha Stewart crafts – typewriter alphabet stencil set
- Maya Road Mixed Scallop Mini Pennant Banner Set
- Mod Podge Satin
- Small stencil brush
- Craft glue
- Thin white ribbon
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).
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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