Painted Picture Frame for Valentine’s Day

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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!

painted picture frame for valentines day that has black stripes and the word love in red

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

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • 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
  • ruler
  • pencil
supplies needed to make painted picture frame for Valentine's Day

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.

tape making stripes on top of frame for the painted picture frame for valentine's day project

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?

graphic saying pin for later
painted picture frame for valentines day that has black stripes and the word love in red

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE MORE VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFTS FROM MY FELLOW BLOGGERS!

logo for the valentines day craft challenge blog hop

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

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15 thoughts on “Painted Picture Frame for Valentine’s Day”

  1. Vicky, I’m so happy you like the color scheme for my frame. Maybe next year I’ll try a soft pink color scheme just for a different look. The bold colors won out this year!

  2. Thank you, Julie! Glad you like my color scheme. I decided to go BOLD for my Valentine craft instead of softer pinks. Maybe next year I will go with pastels to change it up.

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