Monday, January 10, 2011

Personalized Picture Frame

One of my New Year's resolutions is to have all my birthday and Christmas shopping done early this year.  I usually start off with good intentions, but inevitably end up scrabbling for several last minute gifts by the time Christmas rolls around.

Along with getting all my shopping done early, I also want to try to make more of the gifts that I give this year.

I always enjoy receiving homemade gifts and love the personalized touch of something handmade!

Here's one thing that I made for my m-i-l's birthday.

This project has been done a million times before, but is still a super cute idea! 

Here are the directions:
 To make this frame, you will need a unfinished wood frame that you can purchase for around $1 at Michaels or probably any craft store.  Paint the edges and the back of the frame with coordinating craft paint.  Trace the frame onto a piece of scrapbook paper and cut out.  It doesn't have to be perfect, because the edges will be sanded.  

Using Mod Podge, glue the paper to the frame.  After the paper has dried, lightly sand the edges with sandpaper.  (Rub the sandpaper in one direction; do not rub back and forth!)  Brush a light coat of Mod Podge over the top of the scrapbook paper to seal it.  Embellish the frame!  You can use vinyl, ribbon, ric rac, stickers or paper cut outs.

This would be cute for your kid's birthday pictures or even family Christmas pictures!


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