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Tutorial: Personalize a Plain Wooden Frame

from plain wooden frame to personalized picture frame christinadesignsart

Great little tutorial for you guys!!  I wanted a pretty little picture frame to hold photos of my niece and nephew, this way I get a single of each, and one of them together in the middle!  Perfecto!  I bought this frame at JoAnns with a coupon a few weeks ago.  I knew right away it would be the perfect frame to embellish.

So, grab your supplies!  You’ll need a cutting mat and x-acto knife, or sharp scissors to allow ultimate precision, a ruler or straight edge, scrapbooking stickers, washi tape, ABC stickers, rub-on stickers, etc, and lastly Mod Podge Gloss (for shiny) Matte (for flat).  I used Gloss.

Cutting photos to size

Cutting photos to size

1.  Cut photos to size, this is why a cutting mat and x-acto knife were used.  I just placed my straight edge over the photo, and sliced the edge off.  Worked perfectly.  If you buy this frame you will notice the edges are rounded, I needed to cut those too since they didn’t all life flat inside the frames without them cut.  Even though, you don’t see them!

Cut to size

Photos are ready

2.  All my photos are cut to size and ready to be placed inside the frame!  Don’t they look cute already all rounded corners??

embellish the frame

Rub-on stickers are awesome

embellish the frame

Now embellish!

3.  Now’s the time to grab all your stickers and start embellishing!  I’ll share a secret, I absolutely LOVE rub-on stickers!  They work so nicely on unfinished wood!  I have used them for many other projects…maybe someday I will share.  But for this they gave the perfect affect, I wanted the stickers to float on the wood and be a little see-through.  Most of these stickers, like the letters, I got in the $1 bins at JoAnns- you’ll find these in the scrapbooking area.  You could use Washi Tape as well, I even bought some pink and blue, but then it didn’t go with my theme.

4.  Apply your Mod Podge once you are happy with your design. I used about 5 coats of Mod Podge Gloss for this.  Not because I didn’t think the first 3 worked, but because it can become uneven and I wanted to be sure to hit every surface, even the inner borders of the frames.

Another tip for rub-ons, they are not like other stickers, once they are on, you cannot remove them without ripping and ruining the sticker.  So be sure you like it first, play around while it is still attached to the clear backing!

from plain wooden frame to personalized picture frame christinadesignsart

The finished product!  Sorry, no absolutely-cutest-babies-you’ve-ever-seen photos allowed on the blog!  You’ll just have to trust me, they are too cute!

So what do you think?  Easy as pie project that took less than 30mins, not including drying time!

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Share the Love Bloggers Unite: Inky Doodle Crafts

Featured Artist

Inky Doodle Crafts

Inky Doodle Crafts

Today’s Featured Artist is Inky Doodle Crafts! You will find delightful, greeting cards, birthday cards and more in this Etsy Shop!

Inky Doodle Crafts is a proud member of On Fire for Handmade and Jelly Park ! We are thrilled to have them on board!

You can find Inky Doodle Crafts on: Etsy  Blog  Facebook

Are You On Fire for Handmade?

Mother/Daughter Etsy Shop Raises Money for Mother’s Surgery

Today I’d like to share with you a Mother/Daughter team shop on Etsy, FromScrapstoCrafts.  Daughter, Kristin is selling their handmade goods to help raise money for her Mother’s hand surgeries.  You can check out her blog and read the full story here.

EDIT: I apologize, I first heard of Kristin and her shop through Pillows-A-La-Mode who wrote about their shop here.

Her Mother, Linda, has been creating her own paintings on glassware for years now to support her Father who suffered from a stroke over 10 years ago.  In the last year she has suffered intense pain in her hands to where she could no longer paint and support her family.  The doctor confirmed she has severe nerve damage in both hands.  In order to regain her hand strength and use, she must undergo $8,000 in surgeries and after-care or she will lose complete use of her hands.

Don’t forget to check out her Facebook page with other Fundraiser items here.  Lots of the glassware is pictured there!

The great thing about this Etsy shop is that the items are made by them both!  All scrapbooking items are made by Kristin: handmade cards and gift tags, her Mother made these: wine glasses and glassware, solar lights, candles and candle holders.  Here are a few of my favorites in her shop!

Birthday Card, 5x7" for sale on Etsy $4

Birthday Card, 5×7″ for sale on Etsy $4

gift tag

Snowmen Gift Tag Set (6) with custom box for sale on Etsy $6

penguin_pillar

3″ Penguin Pillar Candle for sale on Etsy $7

strawberries_glass

Strawberry & Flowers Cake Stand Server for sale on Etsy $30
(this might be my favorite, I love strawberries painted on glass!!!)

snowman

Smiling Snowman Wine Glass Candle Holder for sale on Etsy $8

I hope you will all check out her shop and favorite her items or share them with your networks!  Or if you feel the need, I guess I can deal if someone else wants to buy her Strawberry painted glassware!!!

Please show your support in any way you can, to see such artistic talent be taken away is very sad.  She paints beautifully and I hope she can pick up a brush again soon!

Spotted Canary School

I’ve just “joined the flock” at Spotted Canary School!  Its a website full of crafting resources, online classes, craft galleries, and what I hear is an awesome crafting community!  I just today signed up for an online self-paced course, Embellish Your Life, so I can learn some of the basics of using crystals to embellish fabrics, clothes, bags, etc!  I’m excited, I have a few crystals already and a pair of capris that I would love to add some bling to!  I’ll take photos for you all as I go along, and please do check out the site and join the flock with me!Image