Oh, I have a thing for DIY wall art. Why walk into the store and pick out something that’s mass-produced and generic? Why not customize a piece with your favorite colors and patterns and designs? So much more fun!
Yes, it’s more work than just buying a picture frame from the store, but it is (almost) always worth the effort.
Check out the Before & After of this picture frame makeover. Not bad, heh?
Let’s get to the tutorial now, shall we?
DIY wall art: another picture frame makeover
- old picture frame (you can get cheap frames from thrift stores)
- scrapbook paper or wrapping paper
- new photo mat (optional)
- Take the picture frame apart. Take out the mat and the picture.
- Paint the frame. I painted mine white. Let dry.
- If desired, replace the old photo mat with a new one. I kept the old photo mat- I like the subtle pattern on it.
- I cut a sheet of scrapbook paper to fit inside my printer (8.5″ x 11″) and printed out a silhouette of a house directly on the scrapbook paper. I made the lines nice and thick but also semi-transparent, so it can definitely be seen from certain angles. From other angles, it’s hardly visible. I knew this was going in my entryway so I thought the house silhouette would be cute!
- I also cut out small green hearts and laid them across the top of the sheet, as if they formed bunting. They are also a bit difficult to see against the pattern in the background, but I like that.
- Re-assemble the picture frame and hang up!