Dressing Up a Picture Frame

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There's a lot you can do with a simple little picture frame ... all you need is a few things you can probably find around your house for this DIY project.

While wandering around Wal-Mart, we came across this plain, wood picture frame in the crafts section. It was less than $1 and we couldn’t pass up the chance to turn it into something fabulous! I knew I had a few things around the house to complete this DIY picture frame project.

What You Need

  • Wood picture frame
  • Wood stain
  • Paint brush
  • Felt (or other fabric)
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors

What You Do

  1. Stain the picture frame with one thing layer of the stain using your paint brush.
  2. While the frame is drying, cut strips of your fabric at about 1 – 2 inches wide and about 12 inches long.
  3. Take a strip of the fabric and put a thin line of craft glue along the length of the edge of the strip.
  4. Fold the strip length ways in half to glue the two edges together, leaving the middle unglued … allow to dry.
  5. Once it’s dry, cut quarter-inch strips from the folded edge to about the glued edge … don’t get too close or cut it all the way off. Repeat all the way down the strip of fabric.
  6. After you’ve cut strips into the fabric, place a drop of glue at one end of the strip.
  7. Begin rolling the strip up, placing another drop of glue every so often, to form a flower.
  8. When you’ve rolled it all the way up, be sure to end with a dab of glue and allow it to dry. Then you can fluff the folded strips.
  9. Repeat steps for the strip of fabric to another one or two pieces.
  10. Once everything is dry, you can now glue those to the stained wood frame.

Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of two rambunctious kids and a new baby!

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