You can revamp a budget friendly IKEA frame using some basic craft supplies. It will look like a whole new (expensive) frame. So easy!
Today’s IKEA frame project is one that has been on my crafting to-do list for awhile. I bought some basic white mirror frames at IKEA a couple months ago.
I had an idea of what I wanted to do with them, but with all the holidays it was one of those projects that got put aside. Now I finally have some extra time to get some of these projects done and checked off my to-do list!!
I have this nautical sailboat scrapbook paper and I just LOVE it, I would wallpaper a room in my house in it if I could. I knew it would be perfect for the look I was going for with this mirror. Preppy Nautical.
Nautical Frame Makeover
For this nautical craft you’re going to need:
Gather These Supplies
- Mod Podge Hard Coat
- Scrapbook Paper
- X-Acto Knife
- IKEA Frame
- Wooden Laser Cut Frame
Once you got your AWESOME frame from IKEA ($2.00), next pick out your scrapbook paper. This idea works great for any decor style, if nautical isn’t your style.
I found the wooden laser cut frame at Michael’s for $2.00. So this is a pretty inexpensive project to do.
Step 1 – Trace and cut Scrapbook Paper
This step is pretty self explanatory. I grabbed a pencil and traced out the size of my frame and cut it out. Told ya!!
Step 2 – Add Your Paper
I pulled out my “handy dandy” Hard Coat Mod Podge and started painting it on the top of my frame. Then I laid my scrapbook paper on top, making sure to smooth it down with my fingers to remove any air bubbles.
When I got close to the mirror part I thought I could continue the process. BUT it became a huge air bubble. So I had to act fast.
I pulled out my trusty X-Acto knife and started cutting along the inner edge of the mirror. Once it was cut out then I continued to lay down my scrapbook paper. Voila!!
You can smooth it down with a credit card if you have any air bubbles. Let dry 30 minutes.
Step 3 – Add More Mod Podge
Now let’s add our second coat of Mod Podge on top. Let that dry 30 minutes as well.
Step 4 – Add Your Frame
Now let’s finish off our project by adding this cool wooden laser cut frame! I just used a little hot glue on all 4 corners and firmly pressed it down!
I bought a total of 4 frames that day, I plan on doing several more frames like this and making a cool collage on my wall. I think this one turned out pretty cool so I can’t wait to get started on the others.
The laser cut frame was perfect to finish off my preppy nautical look! I know this idea isn’t new but I thought the nautical look was a fresh take on it. The possibilities are really endless with this IKEA frame and some cool scrapbook paper!
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