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Friday, June 4, 2010

Wedding Gift

Today was the last wedding...for a bit!! My husband has 1 niece who recently returned home from her Mission to Chile, and 1 nephew that just graduated from High School left but, it may still be awhile :). Anyhow, this is the gift I made for Sarah and Neal and I am LOVING this scrapbook paper. I may just have to make another trip to Hobby Lobby next week.
~Enjoy your weekend~

I received a request about "how to make this frame" so here goes....it is SUPER easy :)
  1. First, I painted the unfinished wood frame Antique White (Walmart brand) - don't forget the sides too!
  2. Then, I sanded and stained/glazed it. I used Old World by Old Dad's (sorry, they are out of business but I did find some at our local Unfinished Furniture store - it's worth a try) because it is a really nice darker stain. I think Dark Walnut by Minwax would probably work really well too.
  3. After that dried...I took a 12 x12 piece of scrapbook paper and traced the inside opening of the frame on the wrong side and then tore/ripped the paper around the pencil marks. Don't cut around the opening because you want that torn look (I did make a hole with the scissors to get started) and if you cut it first then you have removed to much paper. Also, tear the paper around the edges too.
  4. Next, decoupage the paper to the frame. Let that dry for a few minutes then put another layer of decoupage on top of the paper to seal it.
  5. After that layer dried, I lightly sanded the surface with a 150 grit sanding pad to remove any rough spots from the decoupage. Then apply the same stain as in step 2 all over the front of the frame and paper. Wipe the excess stain off leaving some to give that "dirty/ old world" look.

That's it!

I'm linking to:

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  1. I lu-lu-love the picture frame. Could you describe how you made it. I love the finish!

  2. Yes, I will post how to do that now....Thanks!!

  3. Very pretty! I love how you use the stain/glaze to age it.

  4. These are great! Thanks for sharing on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  5. The frame is terrific! It's the perfect type project for my Tips & Tricks linky party.

    I would like to invite you to visit the cottage, and join in on all three linky parties:


    You can get the details here:


    Hope to see ya there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  6. Very beautiful! That is a wonderful gift!

  7. Thank you so much for such a nice gift ideas but I think gift should be useful that the couple may use it through out their life. We can gift them ornaments, Rockeries,decorative things, paintings and many more.

    gifts Philippines


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