Lately I’ve been on this organizing and decluttering kick. Little by little, I have been going through everything I have and purging everything I don’t need. And it feels great! I guess you can call it an early spring cleaning, if you will.
While reorganizing my office the other day, I came across some old frames I forgot about, wedding pictures that still need a home and tons of craft supplies that are sitting in a box.
Then a light blub went off in my head! And 10 minutes later, I created this simple DIY.
Just because a frame is old, scratch or ding up doesn’t mean you can’t use it anymore. In fact taking an old frame and giving it new life might just turn out to be one of your new favourite pieces.
What you will need:
- an old picture frame
- pattern card stock
- Mod Podge
- scissors/x-acto knife
Remember the DIY budget friendly wall art I created for my bathroom? Well I pulled out my secret tool again—DCWV Printed Cardstock (Decor Noir). The book full of pretty paper!
For this project, I chose a white card stock with a gold foil print. I love this look!
Once you have all your supplies. Cut your card stock to the size of the picture frame. I used an x-acto knife to cut out the center (however, I accidentally traced the shape from the back of the frame vs the front, hence, why I have such a large gap between the paper and the frame).
Use the Mod Podge to adhere your card stock to the picture frame.
Once it is dry, glue your rope around the inner edge of your frame. This will hide any imperfections that you may have.
Tip: Spray paint your rope to create different looks. Use gold for a luxe look or bright pink for a fun look!
This is such an easy project for anyone. With endless choices of card stock, you really can create any look to match the interior of your room.
I can’t wait to complete the rest of my picture frames with this technique.
What a cute idea:)! I have a deep love for crafty card stock like that!
That paper is so pretty and I love how the jute just adds that little bit of texture. Beautiful wedding photo by the way!
It looks so much better ‘dressed up” and it looks just beautiful holding your precious wedding photo!
adorable. I am in awe of the creativity online! 🙂
Gorgeous! Love the contrast the rope gives. And bonus that it hides any cutting imperfections!
What a great idea
How did you handle the corners and edges?
Can’t wait to try this! Great job.