Monday, May 14, 2012

DIY Picture Frame

Pinterest is a crazy thing.  I love to pin and like so many amazing things with the good intentions of doing that project or trying that yummy looking recipe.  I rarely do any of it though!  Well, when I saw this really cool DIY frame from Smashed Peas and Carrots I thought, "Rebecca, you can do that for a Mother's Day gift and it looks easy enough for even you!"

So, I did it!

Here is what I used:

One solid wood piece
One wood frame
Glue Gun
Metal Picture Stand

First I painted the wood piece and frame.  I went with blue and white to go with the picture of the bluebonnets.
No rocket science here!  Just painted the pieces.  Depending on what look you are going for will determine how many coats you want to put on.  I wanted something more rustic, so I only did two coats.

Next was getting the little pieces off the back of the frame I painted white.  I tried to find a frame without anything bulky on the back but did not find one at Hobby Lobby that day.  We also had to take off the picture stand on the back and I let my husband do that for me.  It did leave two holes, but that would not be showing, so no big deal.

Lastly I put in my picture and taped on the backing since I did not have the little dohickies on to hold the picture in anymore.  Next I put hot glue onto the white frame back and glued onto the blue piece of wood.  I used hot glue because I did not want the person getting the gift to need to change out the picture.  So if you go this route, it is permanent.

There you have it!  I bought a nice metal stand to place the picture on.  I think it turned out nicely and it was pretty easy to do. 

Here is a link to the blog it came from:Smashed Peas and Carrots

I enjoyed doing this project that I found on Pinterest and will be challenging myself to do more from now on!

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  1. That is really cute, Rebecca. I'll bet the recipient really loved it!

    Thanks for stopping by for a look-see at my travel tour today. I'm almost finished. Then I can put my album!

  2. That turned out really cute!! Such a fun idea! Thanks so much for entering in the Project Pinterest Challenge! Good Luck!

  3. i love howI love how the blue brings out those flowers! Way cute!!!

    1. Thanks Libbie! I wanted to tell you that Maggie says hi! Or should I call her Grandma Yellow Hair? Haha! Her daughter Christi and I have been friends for a long time. Anyway, small world! Happy to see you here!

  4. What a great way to add interest to a simple frame.

  5. I love the blue as the back color. It works so well with the picture. I'm hosting a weekly link party that's going on right now and I'd love for you to join n at

    1. Thanks for the invite Jenny! I just linked up! Going back to check out the goods!

  6. Oh what did we do without pinterest! I am so addicted to it. So glad you actually made something from it, I haven't so far but I will, I will:) Great job, girlie! Just hopping in to let you know that Freedom Fridays is up and running and I would love for you to link up again this week:)

    1. Thanks Evelyn! I went back and looked at some of my Pinterest stuff and I have done more than I thought. I was selling myself short!

  7. This is really cool! I agree, Pinterest is awesome. It's so gratifying to pin and then actually make what you pin! Thanks for linking to Handmade Tuesdays.

  8. Thank you for linking this up to Freedom Fridays!! (just had to hop over to visit again)

  9. I love easy projects, it turned out great! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop...I am your newest follower! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  10. So cute and so easy! I am visiting from Thee Blog Hop and I am a new follower! I hope you will stop by and do the same.


    1. Thanks Robin! What a cool blog you've got! Following with a smile!

  11. cute project! pinterest is the best! found you via the blog hop xo

  12. So simple and cute! love it! Thanks for sharing your ideas on "Strut Your Stuff" Saturday! We hope to see you again! -The Sisters