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Beautiful Mom Frame

By: Darlene Griffith from Plaid Enterprises

Use this Plaid project as a guideline to a great Mother's day photo frame. She'll love the design and the photo you put in it. 15 steps to perfection, start crafting.

Materials:

  • 1184 - FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Flat, 1"
  • 20503 - Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz.
  • CS11218 - Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
  • Square wooden picture frame (at least 3.5 x 3.5) with small opening for photo
  • Light grit sand paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Square piece of fabric (to fit frame size)
  • Ribbon
  • Rick rack (optional)
  • Embellishments
  • Glue gun

 

Instructions:

  1. Lightly sand top and sides of frame to make a smooth surface for fabric to be glued onto.
     
  2. Paint frame on front and sides with a base coat of white.
     
  3.  Paint inside and outside of frame with a contrasting paint to match fabric or ribbon.
     
  4. Lay fabric on hard surface (right side down), lay frame (front down) on fabric and lightly trace around frame outside and inside with a pencil.
     
  5. Cut fabric carefully, and make sure that it fits on front of frame evenly.
     
  6. Using paint brush, apply one even coat of Fabric Mod Podge onto front of frame.
     
  7. Lay fabric on frame and smooth out wrinkles and air bubbles. Let dry.
     
  8. Take ribbon and cut six strips, same length, for the vertical parts of MOM.
     
  9. Cut the strips for the O in MOM out of the photo part of the frame.
     
  10. Cut four short strips to complete the M’s in MOM.
     
  11. Apply Mod Podge to the six strips and place onto fabric (trim edges if necessary).
     
  12. Repeat for remainder of the M letters to complete the word MOM. Let dry.
     
  13. Apply rick rack around photo part of frame with a hot glue gun (optional).
     
  14. Using Mod Podge once more, brush and even coat over entire frame to seal. Let dry.
     
  15. Apply embellishments wherever you desire (optional).
     
  16. Insert photo, display, and ENJOY!
     

 

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