I love decorating - especially with handmade home décor items. I've found that making altered word frames allows me to customize my space easily and inexpensively, with items I already have in my scrapbooking room!
- frame (I gave new life to an old frame with acrylic paint)
- patterned paper: Foof-A-La
- rub-ons: Making Memories
- chipboard letters (I used various leftover letters)
- acrylic paint: Engine Red by Folk Art
- Terrifically Tacky Tape
- glass cleaner
- foam paintbrushes
- Paint the chipboard letters with acrylic paint using a foam paintbrush. Allow to dry.
- Take the glass out of the frame (and paint the frame if desired). Be careful - glass edges may be sharp and could cause cuts. Use gloves if necessary. Clean glass and allow it to dry completely.
- Cut patterned paper to fit the frame, using the glass as a template.
- Apply rub-ons to the front of the glass. Tip - have an assistant hold the glass steady as you carefully apply rub-ons to insure a strong bond and to keep the glass from moving.
- Assemble the frame with patterned paper behind the glass.
- Using Terrifically Tacky Tape, adhere the letters to the front of the glass.
I used these steps to create a "Joy" frame for the holidays. Mix and match your scrapbooking supplies to match any season or décor!