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:
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!
- acrylic paint
- thick ribbon
- super glue
- Paint the frame with desired color. It may take quite a few coats to cover it completely. Let dry between each coat.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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! 🙂