Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Chevron Stenciled Picture Frame Tutorial

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Here is an easy way to decorate a cheap $1 craft picture frame.
I found this one at Michaels a while ago.

Fun to decorate your home, or to give as an unique handmade gift...

You will need the following materials:

* Picture Frame
* Contact Paper/ Shelf Liner ($store)
* Scissors or cutting machine to cut template
* Craft Paint in 2 colors
*Mod Podge
* Foam Paint Brushes
* Optional: Button/ribbons/fabric to decorate, and glue gun

Start by painting it in the lightest color and let it dry.
(I painted it plain white, just paint the whole thing.)

Then, cut your template out of contact paper.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a chevron template, 
but you can also easily cut one by hand:

1 & 2: Fold paper accordion style  3: Cut under an angle  4: Unfold to reveal chevron template

Apply the contact paper chevron template to your frame as pictured below:

Next, 'paint' over the whole thing with Mod Podge.
This will keep the next color of paint from bleeding under the template.

After the Mod Podge layer has dried, 
paint your second color. (In this case, aqua.)

Let dry again, and peel away the contact paper to reveal your chevron pattern:

Now, you can leave it like it is,
or decorate it with buttons, ribbon, etc, whatever you like.

I used some buttons and ribbon to create some flowers,
and glued them in place with a hot glue gun.

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4 comments: said...

Very cute! The use of contact paper is a great idea. Tks for sharing.

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Bobi Jensen said...

That is darling!!!

I have a weekend party I'd love for you to share this on:



Crystelle said...

Your frame really grabbed my attention when I saw it at Craft-o-Maniac. The colors and the design are so striking....! You are gifted!

hugs x