Grab your free scrapbook paper download today and learn how to decoupage scrapbook paper on a wood frame in this step by step tutorial.
decoupage scrapbook paper
I am loving getting my creative outlet on by designing these cute SCRAPBOOK digital images pages for you. Makes me feel so excited about life, and sometimes you just need that! Right? Also, I love sharing them as GIFTS FOR YOU! And this DIY interchangeable, budget-friendly project is so much fun.
With these free digital prints, you can make a boring frame become beautiful in the simplest of ways. A frame like this would be a perfect addition to your coffee bar, a bookshelf, a mantle, a guest bedroom, bathroom, entryway, front porch, etc. Basically, what I am saying is that this project is cute to go just about anywhere in your home! It would even be a cute gift to give away… and Mother’s Day is just around the corner y’all! So grab your supplies and let’s get to crafting!
- Bee Bundle
- Scrapbook paper* (option)
- 5 x 7 Wooden Frame (Wal-Mart)
- Mini iron
- Mod Podge
- Parchment Paper
- White Wash Mixture (One Part Water to One Part White Paint)
- Lint Free rag
- Foam Brush
- Mini Clip
- Hot Glue
- Scissors and Exacto knife
- Min Sanding block
- Baby Wipes
- Puppy pad
1 – Grab your FREE Digital Print from my blog in the “GIFTS FOR YOU” section and select your favorite. Or you can use any scrapbook paper you have on hand.
2 – Remove the glass from your frame and set it aside.
3 – Next grab your pre-made whitewash for the frame. You need to use 1 part water to 1 part white paint and mix together in a glass jar. Apply an even coat to your frame to cover up the bare wood. Work in sections. Don’t forget the edges of your frame. With a lint-free rag, rub over your whitewash to gently remove excess. Tip* Make a pint-size jar full to save in your craft supplies for future projects. Be careful because it is thin so it will splatter.
4 – Use a heat gun to speed up your drying process. Dry completely before moving on to the next step.
5 – Lay your paper on top of your frame in the center and place it upside down so you can cut out the middle of your frame section. Trace the inside so you can easily remove that section with an Exacto knife in a minute. Let’s get back to the frame.
6 – Apply your Mod Podge on top of your dry-painted white frame with a foam brush. Apply evenly all over the frame. Be sure to cover entirely on those sections that will be covered from the paper. Tip* Lift up to see any spots that could be missing coverage. Look for the glare to let you know it is covered. Set aside to dry.
7 – While your frame is drying. Use a ruler to help you cut with your Exacto knife the midsection from your digital paper. Tip* Save the middle piece for another craft.
8 – Grab your 2nd sheet of FREE digital prints to add a different style of pattern to serve as the backing. I used my Polka Dot Design. Flip the paper over to the blank side. Go to the corner and trace out the middle section of your frame with the piece that removes – the center backing. Cut with scissors.
9 – On that center backing of the frame, add a thin layer of Mod Podge and let dry.
10 -.Go back to your wood frame and let’s add your BEES* printable cutout on top. You lay it in a place where it looks best. The size of the paper might have a little bit of the whitewashed frame showing through on the edges and that is okay!
11 – Grab your parchment paper to lay over the top as you apply heat with your warm iron. Be sure to adhere to your paper entirely by applying heat all over. Especially focus on the edges.
12 – Use your mini sanding block and remove the inner edges of the paper from the center of your frame.
13 – Grab the inner center backing of your frame and repeat to add the POLKA DOT digital sheet with parchment paper and your iron. Remember to focus on those edges. Be sure you use that parchment paper directly to those edges so it is easier when working to remove with your sandpaper. Wipe free of any debris.
14 – Now add your center to make your frame whole. So cute!
15 – You can stop here, but if you like a more finished look then follow this step. I take a Walnut-colored ink pad and run it right along the edges of my outer frame to give it a little somethin’ somethin’ to it. I love this added dimension to make it look a little more complete
16 – To change out your picture without having to remove the glass every time, you hot glue a mini clip on the top section of your frame on the outside. This way it lets your cute inner sheet show too! The picture I am using is 4×6 on this 5×7 frame.
17 – You can apply a sealer over the top if you want. I didn’t because I look how cute it is without the sealer!
Don’t you just love how this simple Walmart frame transformed into this ADORABLE personalized boutique-looking frame? What a super-easy way to change out your pictures monthly, especially if you don’t have a lot of time to mess with that. Or even a great spot to add an inspirational quote to change out all the time too.
I just think this would be perfect for those new moms in your lives, teacher appreciation week, or even a new neighbor gift. Whatever reason you decide to make it is a good idea! Even If you keep it for yourself, wink wink!
I hope you love this budget-friendly DIY photo frame craft as much as I do.