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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10 comments:

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

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  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!

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    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!

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

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

    http://www.kampenlane.com/p/link-partys.html

    ~Taylor-Ann

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

    XO, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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

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