Friday, May 25, 2012

How to Stencil a Picture Frame

Happy Memorial Day weekend!!  I love holidays like this when people are patriotic and you see people appreciating our military.  :) 

I found some inexpensive picture frames at Micheal's, and decided to paint them and use some stencils I had on hand for awhile.  I loved the result so I had to share with you!

You just need to buy the cheap unfinished wood frames from Micheal's, as low as $1 each.  Seriously!

Then I went to the paint isle and got a couple colors in the Martha Stewart paint section- I loved the Yellowjacket and the Pool, yellow and aqua colors.

I brought them home and covered the large frame in some spray paint I had on hand- Rustoleum white in satin.

Then I took the Martha Stewart stencils I had bought a couple of months ago and just played around with them- they come with some suggestions and pictures, and I just decided to experiment.  It was hard to decide on just one stencil, I loved them all.

I always use non-latex make up sponges when I stencil.  I've tried sponges you can buy for stenciling, but the make up sponges seem to work best for me.  I just put a little amount of paint on a paper plate, and dab it in, and dab off the excess.  You don't want a ton of paint on your sponge or else it will bleed through the stencil.  I also had to do each one twice (let the first application of paint dry first) before I was happy with the results.

 So this is what I did first.  And then I just went with it.

I justt used the stencil and kept adding the stencil to random places on the frame, until I felt like I had used up enough room to make it look complete.

And this is how it turned out.  I was really happy with the result and couldn't believe how easy it was!  And with a $1 frame from Micheal's!  You can't get much cheaper than that.  I sealed it with clear sealant in a satin finish before I added my photo.  And voilia!  It was done.

 Here is another one I did with gray paint.  So easy!!  Her stencils make it a piece of cake to make it look like you just bought it at Hobby Lobby.

So now I'm addicted.  I will be making more for sure!  They are great for gifts, too.

~Jackie :)

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  1. I love this! Super cute and fun. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. I'm pinning this. :)

  2. That is such a gorgeous idea! It looks wonderful! Thank you for the inspiration and for showing off your great project on my blog hop! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you so much Nicole! I loved your blog hop! Those are my fav! :)

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    1. Thank you!! And thanks for commenting :) Makes my day!

  4. Very pretty, love how it came out! =)

  5. OMG! This is adorable. I would love if you linked it up to my new link party.


  6. Love this! It's adorable! Thank you for linking up to Classy Clutter! We are featuring you tomorrow!

    XO, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

    1. Yaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy I'm so excited!!!!! So cool!! I can't wait to check it out!! :)


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