Each year I get pictures of my son and give them to family in a picture frame. This year I found wooden unfinished frames for $4.00 and decided to paint and personize them for each recipient. I also made a moasiac wooden frame that hang the pictures from wires that I converted from dollar store “canvas” signs.
This was a great way to add a personal touch using colors and themes enjoyed by each individual for little cost.
- Wooden Frame
- Dollar store “canvas” signs
- Acrylic paint – in desired colors
- Crafting jewels and scrapbooking adornments as desired
- Staple gun and staples
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Paperclips or small clothes pins
- Crafting wire
- Needle nose pliers
- Wire cutters
Since you don’t really need a step by step tutorial on painting the frames I will just provide instructions for building your moasiac wooden frame that holds pictures from wires.
- Tear “canvas” paper off of the frames.
- These were approximately 9 x 6 inches tall, so I measured 1.5 inches on each side to mount together with space in the center for a smaller picture.
- Hot glue together and then add a couple of staples for added support.
- Paint the frame as desired.
- Staple each side where you want to secure the wire to hang your pictures cut wires and sucure wire using needle nose pliers to make a knot around the staples.
- Use paperclips or mini clothes pins to hang pictures.
I love DIY because it allows for a personalized touch, but also if you think outside of the box you can do it for little cost too! Happy Crafting and merry Christmas everyone!