This post was sponsored by DecoArt but as always, the opinions I expressed here are 100% my own!
I’m absolutely in love with the DecoArt new line of Americana Multi-Surface Satin paint! The colors are gorgeous and the paint is so wonderfully easy to work with. I Made this quick and easy project with just a few DecoArt supplies and some basic materials. Americana Multi-Surface Satins are available for purchase at Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, and other fine craft retailers. So you’ll have plenty of places to find it!
World Traveler Picture Frame
1. Gather your Americana supplies and wood plaque. I used Americana Cottonball and Dolphin but was considering using Steel Gray. There’s so many beautiful colors, it’s going to be hard to choose! I actually made my wood plaque with a few paint can stirrers but you can use anything.
2. Begin by making a whitewash with Americana Cottonball. You’re going to need to figure out the perfect consistency by adding water to a little bit of paint and testing on the back of your wood piece. You want to make sure that it’s thin enough to be spread with a cloth but thick enough to leave the color.
3. Layout the stencil and begin filling in the letters with Americana Dolphin and a dry spouncer brush. I applied a light coat of spray adhesive to the back of the stencil to help prevent shifting but it wasn’t absolutely necessary.
4. After the paint completely dries, go over the stenciled letters very lightly with the extra fine sandpaper to create more of a weathered look.
5. Glue the clip in place with a strong adhesive and allow to dry completely.
And that’s it! You now have a great place to display those beautiful shots you took on vacation!
As I mentioned above, I used Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints for this project and was so completely impressed with their ease of use and quality coverage. I’m kinda picky when it comes to craft paint but these were perfect. Thick enough to cover in one coat but thin enough to lay nice and flat on the spouncer. AND…to top it off, DecoArt is offering a rebate of $3.00 when you buy 5 Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints. Total score!
It’s time for another 15 minute craft tutorial! Yay for quick crafts you can whip out while your kid is insanely engaged in that new box of Play-doh. You can worry about finding the Play-Doh smooshed in the carpet later because for 15 minutes, you’ll be in glittery rainbow heaven!
Let’s get started…
Glittered Rainbow Frame
- 2 cheap frames (you’ll be using the glass from both of them but only the frame of one)
- Glitter Tape
- Craft Knife
- Spray Paint (optional)
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I like to craft and I like to thrift so when I can craft with thrift store finds…heaven! Add the fact that you can complete this project in under 15 minutes…heaven with a side of french fries!
I found this frame more than a year ago and fell in love with it. My husband? Not so much. I’m sure he thought it was overpriced at $2.99. I’ve got to admit, it was hard looking past the ridiculous (and awesome in it’s own way!) brushed velvet peacock painting and just see a lovely frame. The only reason I didn’t pop some art in it and throw it up on my walls right away was because it has unusual dimensions (very long and skinny). So, I packed it away a closet and pretty much forgot about it. Boo.
I decided to do some wall art reshuffling last week and had an empty space next to my TV that for some reason, made me think of this old frame. Since I still didn’t have any artwork that would fit it and had maybe 15 minutes before Max woke up, I decided to make it a rotating frame. Because of the magnetic clip, I’m able to switch prints or pictures out until my fickle heart is content!
Rotating Vintage Frame
- strip of metal
- tape or glue
- contact paper
- magnetic clip
1. Gather your supplies. As you can see, I wasn’t sure which clips I was going to use. Feel free to play around with any of these clip options. With a little tweaking, all of them would work.
2. In order to make the picture clip moveable, I taped down a strip of metal toward the top of the frame board. That way I’d be able to center both large and small prints. (Find a thinner piece of metal if you can. You can kinda see mine through the contact paper.) Cover the frame board and metal strip with your contact paper and reassemble frame. I went with a faux wood print but you can use any color you want.
3. Attach clip to your desired artwork and center in place on the frame. Done and done. If I hurry, I might just be able to sneak in a cup of coffee before the little one wakes up!