A Mod Podged Picture Frame

I just love those beautiful boutique picture frames that I see around. One huge problem they usually have is the price tag. So I like to make my own!
 Gather your supplies for this super easy project:
Picture Frame
Mod Podge
Ribbon (Optional)
As you can see up above, I cut the paper to fit the frame. I simply trace and cut the outer edges and I use an exacto knife to cut out the middle. You don’t have to worry about making the paper fit perfectly because you can use sandpaper to clean up the edges.
Paint the edges of the picture frame. I like to try and make sure that I paint a good amount from the edges so that if the paper doesn’t quite go to the edge you won’t see the unfinished wood.
I then Mod Podged the paper to the frame. I add a layer of Mod Podge to the wood frame and attach the paper. I try to smooth out the paper and make sure there aren’t any bubbles. I then wait for that to dry.
Want a tip? I love using my Pampered Chef scrapers to smooth out the paper!!!
After that is dry I sand the edges, inside and out to achieve a finished look. I then cover the entire project in a few coats of Mod Podge, letting them dry for 10-15 minutes in between.
I added some red ribbon across the front of the frame and a little bow. I just glued the ribbon on with hot glue and added the bow on top. I think it adds a little fun whimsy.
So there you have it! This frame was a Christmas present for my mom but I think it would be great for Valentine’s Day too! I think I will be making a lot of these kinds of things this spring. I really want to experiment with some different papers and embellishments!
On another note, we are finially home from our after Christmas va-ca. I can’t wait to show you guys all of the goodies that I found while exploring some Arizona’s thrift stores and antique stores. Not to mention that I actually got to visit Hobby Lobby. It both made me happy and sad that I can’t visit one all the time! I did try to stock up on a few things though. I’m looking forward to getting back into the crafting swing of things!!!
I’ll be linking up to these great linky parties!


  1. Cute! I love your blog! I have been a follower for a little while!

    I just did a similar post as a gift! Love stuff like this!

  2. That is really cute, simple and stunning. I like. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cute! I did some of these for Christmas presents on my blog as well 🙂

  4. Love the paper you chose. I was at Michael’s today eyeing those exact frames.

  5. Very cute! And I have several of those Pampered Chef scrapers, I never thought to use them for decoupage 🙂

  6. I love modpodged frames! The paper you choose rocks, and the red is perfect! Saw you at a linky party and following you now!

  7. This is great! It looks beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  8. I love Mod Podge! Great job. Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! The party will be open all week if you’d like to link up multiple projects. Have a great day! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

  9. This is beautiful! Perfect for Christmas or Valentines Day or heck WHENEVER! I would match my kitchen perfectly 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking up to SS!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com

  10. Like this so much I had to make one also….and I mentioned you in my blog. Thanks for the idea. http://pam-lifethroughmyeyes.blogspot.com/2011/01/day-299-january-19-2011-you-have-been.html

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