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DIY Picture Frame Tutorials You'll Have to Try

Are you interested in trying a DIY picture frame? One of my favorite ways to decorate a frame is with Mod Podge – get tons of great ideas here!

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DIY Picture Frame

Most people don’t know that one of my first projects with Mod Podge was a frame. They also don’t know that I had to deal with a lot of wrinkles and it finally ended up going in the garbage. A lot has changed since then!

Picture frames are a great place to begin if you’ve never Mod Podged before. One of my suggestions to newbies is to grab an inexpensive wood frame from the craft store – they are $1 – $2 per frame and perfect for practicing on.

Preparing Your Wood Frame

When you purchase a wooden frame from the craft store, especially one that’s inexpensive, sometimes the wood needs a little bit of sanding to make it smooth.

If that’s the case, just take a piece of sandpaper (medium to light grit) and run it over the frame in the rough areas. When you’re done, make sure to remove all of the sanding dust with a tack cloth.

If you want to paint your frame with acrylic paint, this is the time to do it. Let your DIY photo frame fully dry before you start any decoupaging.

DIY Photo Frame

If you’re a seasoned Mod Podger, frames are great for home decorating and for gifts. One of my favorite posts is how to decorate cheap wood frames – so that they don’t look cheap. I suggest diving into that post and picking your favorites to try!

Are you ready to begin? Scroll through the projects below to get inspiration.

Photo Frame Decoration Ideas with Mod Podge!

Photo frame decoration is very easy to do with Mod Podge. Learn 15 ways to decorate cheap wooden picture frames from the craft store! Makes a great gift or perfect addition to your home decor. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Some of these techniques are easier than others, but none of them are exceptionally hard. Basic …

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DIY Clip Frames in Four Simple Steps

Learn how to make DIY clip frames using wood shapes and clips! Decorate with your favorite papers and Mod Podge. Such an EASY project. Hello there, fellow Mod Podgers! It’s Linda here, from burlap+blue, and I’m thrilled to be here today sharing another tutorial with you all! When I found these plain, wooden shapes at …

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Make Industrial Picture Frames Using Pipe

If you need a unique gift idea, these industrial picture frames fit the bill! Make them using hardware store materials – it’s really easy! As you know if you’ve followed my projects here on Mod Podge Rocks or on my blog, Cheltenham Road, sometimes I go to Home Depot with a master plan for what …

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Decorate an IKEA Wall Mirror in Four Steps

You can revamp a budget friendly IKEA wall mirror using basic craft supplies. It will look like a whole new (more expensive) mirror. So easy! Skills Required: None. This is actually a great beginner project if you’ve never Mod Podged before. You’ll be applying paper to a frame with Mod Podge and a brush. Today’s …

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