I am just so excited to share with you this awesome craft.  You can do this with just about any frame with a flat surface laying around your home.  Painting or staining the entire frame so that you have one solid color on your piece to work with is the best idea.

Once your frame is dried and ready for your project, just outline with a pencil and cut a piece of paper that suits you to adorn your frame with. I have found thicker paper works better.  Be sure to outline and cut a place for the glass window as well. Don’t worry too much about strait pencil lines, as you will be sanding your work.
Next you cover the entire face with modge podge and lay your paper down on top of the frame.  Be sure to press from the center outwards to work out any bubbles or imperfections.  Again, don’t worry about your pencil lines – sanding will take care of that.

Once your paper is adhered and completely dry to your frame, start sanding the edges of the frame ~ the paper will basically just snap off at the edges.  Do this to both the outside and inside boarders.

Don’t be afraid to scuff up the edges with your sandpaper. 
I dipped a paper towel into the stain color that I used originally on the frame and touched up where the sand paper had rubbed some of the stain off.  A little more sanding here, a little more stain there and the frame is ready for a coat of modge podge.
What do you think?
I myself, am in love with this project! I plan to create more for gifts for friends! To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie
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Oh my GOSH you are brilliant!

This is absolutely amazing and utterly beautiful!

WOW!!!!! Bravo!!!
Unknown said…
Hi Your frames are terrific!
Unknown said…
They look awesome - very vintage and old looking.
Pondside said…
They're very pretty! Lucky friends!
Cynthia said…
Very cute idea and they look like they have been around for a while. Cool idea!

wow these are stunning! I love the papers and how they really look like they are vintage frames -- lovely job!
We did this project in my Mom's group last year... mine turned out so badly that I brought them home to do again! I guess I was chit chatting so much or I missed the beginning where the instructions were explained. :)

Yours look fantastic!
Laura said…
really like this idea; I might have to try it out myself!
laura x
Unknown said…
Beautiful and amazing, I can imagine the genius behind these photographs.
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These are beautiful! I just love using Mod Podge. I think you have some very lucky friends who will receive those. :) Have a wonderful week!
Burlap Luxe said…
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful....
Will love seeing that mantel filled with your beauties.
It's been awhile with visits so I am going back to read and Oooh and awww! Over all that you have been up to over here.

Off to catch up, stop by and see what I have been inspiring in my last two postings lots of LOVE and the beauty of salvage.

Beautiful days filled with inspiring projects for you my dear friend.

Sandi said…
Just beautiful and you did a great job!!
These turned out great ... love the "antique" finish that comes through with the stain. I might just try this with some kids in my care! Thanks for the tutorial :) Wendy
Fantastic idea! I love how they both turned out! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


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