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DIY Decorative Frame

Add a bit of personalization and customization to your party with a special honoree. I created easy photo frames for my granddaughter's 5th birthday party.

This craft is simple enough to tailor to anyone or any type of celebration.

  • wooden frame
  • Mod Podge--Matte finish
  • sponge applicator
  • x-acto knfe
  • decorative scrapbook paper
  • sandpaper
  • acrylic paint

Step 1: Paint the back and edges of the frame with acrylic paint, if desired.

Step 2: Cut a piece of scrapbook paper close to the size of the picture frame.

Step 3: With a sponge applicator, apply Mod Podge evenly to the front of the picture frame.

Step 4: Place the decorative paper on the frame and smooth with your hand. Let the paper dry completely.

Step 5: Using an exacto knife, cut out the center and outside edges of the paper.

Step 6: Sand all edges, then insert the photograph and embellish however you'dlike. I tied a bow around the frame.


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