Today’s craft project is a boldly painted picture frame for Valentine’s Day. Striking black and white stripes and a bright red “love” wood embellishment makes this picture frame look so unique.
Follow along to learn how to easily paint stripes on an unfinished wood photo frame. Once you’ve completed painting your frame, you can place a favorite family photo inside to display or give it as a Valentine’s Day gift!
It’s time for another Crafts Challenge Blog Hop where I join a group of creative bloggers to share our crafty creations with our readers. This month’s theme is “Valentine’s Day.” After my post, you’ll find links to view what Valentine projects they are sharing with you. Don’t miss out!
PAINTED PICTURE FRAME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
- 8×10 unfinished wood frame (Walmart)
- “Love” unfinished wood word (Walmart)
- Frog painter’s tape
- E-6000 glue
- white, black and red craft paint
- 2 foam paint brushes
- straight edge artist brush
STEP 1: PAINT THE FRAME WHITE
Use a foam paint brush to paint a white base coat on the back side of frame. Use artist brush to paint the tight spots on the inside opening. Let dry completely.
Paint the front side of the frame. Let dry completely.
Apply a second coat on the front and back following the same instructions.
STEP 2: PAINT THE BLACK STRIPES
Measure to find the center on one long edge and lightly mark with pencil. Then measure 1/2 inch out on each side of center and mark. You’re making 1 inch stripes.
Continue marking midway and at the bottom edge. I do this because the painter’s tape is easy to curve on long pieces of tape and the markings will help make sure you are applying the tape on straight.
Carefully align the tape along your markings from the top side to the bottom side, covering the outside of the frame. You’ll be painting the outside edges so the black stripes will wrap around.
Paint the black stripes with a foam paint brush. Brush paint away from the tape towards the center of the stripe, and then stroke up and down. This will help prevent a lot of bleeding under the tape.
Remove tape before paint is completely dry.
STEP 3: PAINT TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES BLACK
Prepare to paint the top and bottom short side edges by taping off on the front and back. Butt the tape up to the edge on each side so that you only see the top edge. Repeat for the bottom edge.
Paint each edge with light coat of black, brushing away from the tape then down the length. Let dry completely. Paint a second coat.
STEP 4: TOUCH UP STRIPES
Use the straight edge artist brush to touch up the lines where any black paint bled on the white paint.
STEP 5: PAINT THE BACK EASEL BOARD
Paint both sides of the removable easel board. I used the artist brush to get the tight spots and foam brush for the rest. Let dry completely before painting the opposite side. Two coats are needed.
STEP 6: PAINT AND GLUE THE “LOVE” WORD
Paint the “love” word with red craft paint. Two coats are needed.
Use E-6000 glue, or a similar strong glue, to attach the word to the bottom of the picture frame.
Let dry completely before inserting your photo. Smile, you are done!
Will you keep your painted picture frame for yourself or give as a Valentine’s Day gift?
CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE MORE VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFTS FROM MY FELLOW BLOGGERS!
Beverly | Across the Blvd
Gail | Purple Hues and Me
T’onna | Sew Crafty Crochet
Marci | Stone Cottage Adventures
Michele | Coastal Bohemian
Allyson | Southern Sunflowers
Vicky | Vicky Myers Creations
Julie | Sum of Their Stories
ACROSS THE BLVD ~ DIY Song Title Display for Valentine’s Day
PURPLE HUES AND ME ~ My Sweet Valentine Wreath DIY
SEW CRAFTY CROCHET ~ Valentine’s Day Pom Pom Wreath
STONE COTTAGE ADVENTURES ~ DIY Journals for Gal Pal Gifting
COASTAL BOHEMIAN ~ Chalk Painted Bottles & Cans for Valentine’s Day
SOUTHERN SUNFLOWERS ~ Painted Picture Frame for Valentine’s Day
VICKY MYERS CREATIONS ~ Valentine’s Day Lighted Decor
SUM OF THEIR STORIES ~ Valentine Heart Bookmarks