A little weekend DIY

September 19, 2008

This is one of my favorite DIY projects I’ve seen in a while and a really nice way to personalize cheap frames (and use up that fabric stash!).  I’d love to do this with IKEA wooden frames and rad vintage fabric (or wallpaper, actually).   Someday I’ll get around to doing this….. Has anyone tried this?  Any tips?

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BlondieLox September 19, 2008 at 12:48 pm

I worked at a Montessori school, years back. Some of our decoupage projects inspired me to head over to ArtMart and buy several types of hand-made papers. I also bought spray glue and gloss sealer. I covered the oversized frame with the textured paper. Then, I covered the inside back of the frame. I attached the display piece, in this case a photo, in the center. The photo looks set on a textured matte. I did the same paper on both the “matte” and the frame, with the glass glare and shadowing giving the slightly off-set color ‘thing’. But, I think coordinating papers would look great.

I also covered a foam wig head with the paper scraps and some fall leaves.

please sir September 19, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Great idea – love it!

Jorjah-B September 19, 2008 at 7:07 pm

i’ve never tried, but thanks to you, i will now. i can’t wait to go out this weekend and get some frames. i already have some fabric in mind that i was saving for a sewing project that i know will never happen! :)

Fifi Flowers September 21, 2008 at 2:44 pm

GOOD idea! Great prices too! Might have to try this project!

Mrs Robinson January 20, 2009 at 7:27 pm

I used fabric and a simple wooden frame from the craft store, and have received MANY compliments. To be honest, all i had on hand was white glue, which i watered down and spread with an old paintbrush. It took awhile to dry, but the result is great!

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