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Thursday, 5 September 2013

Rustic Wooden Photo Frame

I made a photo frame!

This project was good because it used up two things I've had for ages.
The first was this plain wooden photo frame I bought from Hobbycraft years ago.
It was probably on sale. I don't think I would have bought it if not.


The second thing I got to use up was some of these little wooden things that come with canvases.
I used some of them a while back with these garden fence cards but I've still got so many more.
I quite liked the rustic, beach shack type feel of the little planks around the frame so I went with it.

I used wood glue to attach the wood to the frame and left it to dry under some heavy books.

I picked out some wood stain from the garage and did some test pieces to decide which colour I liked better.

I went for the lighter one and applied it with an old rag.
There were some parts where the glue had got on the surface of the wood so I had to sand the glue off so the stain would...youknow, stain.

Any excuse to show you my signed Ian Somerhalder photo

Then I popped a photo in the frame and it was done.
This was such a quick and easy project, and it's given me loads more ideas for decorating plain frames.


  1. This was such a cute idea and it worked out really well. I love the rustic kinda style to it. Great job! :)

  2. What a cute idea! I love the texture the wood pieces add to the frame!

    Happy day!


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