Wednesday, September 23, 2009
So, after getting so many compliments on one of these frames that I have in my room, I thought I would share it with you all and tell you how you can have an adorable frame for yourself or friend! (sorry for the bad quality phone pic!)
First I headed to Michaels to buy all the supplies. You'll need:
-Ribbon of your choice
-Paint colors of your choice ( I really like the craft smart brand acrylic craft paint)
- an array of paint brushes
-Shiny lacquer coat if shine is desired (for this particular frame there is not shine to it, however, I think a dark brown with a shiny finish looks really classic to fit with any room)
- Wooden picture frame (there are many shapes and sizes to choose from)
I started off by putting news paper down. Then I picked my paint color and then word color. In this case my paint color was a pretty hot pink with white paint for the letters. I am obsessed with the pink and green ribbon that is above my frame, it has a shimmery/satiny feel that really dresses the frame up. Next, I took a spongey brush and coated the frame with the pink paint several times over. Just make sure you do as many coats as necessary to cover the wood grain. Then I let my frame dry for about 2 hours. Then I added the letters on. This was free hand but you could go about this in so many different ways. They sell paint pens so you could literally just write with paint. I added the letters with think paint brush in plain white acrylic paint (next time I want to use one with a shimmer!). Add the bow with glue and voil-a! I think these can make really great personalized impromptu gifts. I think it would also be a great idea for a little girls birthday party craft. It's an inexpensize way to personalize my dorm room too!
Have a happy Wednesday! Don't forget to enter my bow-tie giveaway which ends Monday 9/28!!