FRAME CRAFT

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I found an old beat up frame in our closet, and didn’t want to throw it away – enter Pinterest. 🙂  I spent some time searching for ideas, and  was inspired by this particular pin:

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I loved the look of the ribbon down the back and the back left out.  I knew I wanted to make something that I could have out year round, so didn’t want to make this a Christmas craft, so I decided to display part of one of my FAVORITE bible verses:

Above all things, love one another… ~1 Peter 4:8

Personally, I think these are words to live by, so I liked the idea of  having them on display as a daily reminder.

This craft was really easy, and didn’t take long at all.  The longest part was waiting for the paint to dry between coats!  I decided to paint the frame silver, have black lettering, and to run a thick gold ribbon down the back.  My husband’s favorite colors are gold and silver, so he really likes the result!

Materials:

  • frame
  • acrylic paint
  • thick ribbon
  • super glue
  1. Paint the frame with desired color.  It may take quite a few coats to cover it completely.  Let dry between each coat.
  2. For the lettering on the glass, using a computer, design the lettering in Word.  There are many different fonts to choose from, and then you can choose a font size so it is the right size that you would like on your glass.  Print off the design.
  3. Lay the glass over the print off, lining it up as desired.  Carefully paint over the lettering on the glass.  You can also use a stencil instead of painting over a print off, but I really liked the design I made on my computer, so wanted to use that lettering.  Let dry.
  4. After the lettering is completely dry, flip the glass over and run the ribbon down the length of it.  Use a small amount of super glue at the ends to keep it in place.  Place the glass back in the frame.  If it is not a snug fit because you are leaving the back out, put a dab of super glue on the front of the glass in each of the four corners and glue the glass to the frame to keep it in place.

All done – it’s that easy!  Pin success!  Enjoy! 🙂

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