Getting Crafty – Picture Frames

I have been out of town most of the week and  haven’t had much cooking time.  I spent four very COLD days in Minnesota.  One day it got down to 30 below with the wind chill factor!!

So today I am going to share another quick and easy craft project that my girls and I worked on over the holiday break.  Like I mentioned on Monday my girls and I enjoy making handmade gifts for their friends for Christmas and their birthdays.

For Christmas presents for some of their friends the girls decided to make these cute mod podged picture frames that I saw over at according to Kelly.  If you haven’t checked out Kelly’s blog please do!  Lots of fun ideas and recipes

We picked up the wooden frames for this cute project at Michael’s.  The smaller ones were only $1.00!  The larger sizes were a bit more expensive, $5 – 7.00.

Kelly has a great tutorial for them here.

The girl’s personalized the larger frames with the initial of their friend, some ribbon and a few buttons.

The initials are made out of chipboard and can be purchased at Michael’s.  We just mod podged the letter onto the back side of the paper (be sure and put the letter face down) and then used an exacto knife to cut around the edge of the letter and then distressed it with an ink pad.


The smaller ones we just covered with paper and then distressed the edges – they were my favorite I think!

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They make a quick, inexpensive and darling gift!  Wouldn’t you love one?  Just follow Kelly’s easy to use tutorial.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    What a fun idea!! I am feeling crafty–I will have to make these tonight while all my boys go to a basketball game! Thanks! Oh-and thanks for emailing me back about the brie question!!

  2. says

    I JUST saw those frames at Michaels an hour ago and was thinking about getting some and covering them with scrapbook paper. You must have been reading my mind so you posted to tutorial link…thanks! LoL

    Love reading your blog!

  3. says

    I have been letting my boys pull paper out of my “Stash” for projects… I think this will be the next project for them… Maybe we can do this for Easter and put a photo of the boys in it… Would also make a great activity for kids camp this summer.

  4. says

    Leigh Anne,
    These are the cutest things! I adore your blog, it is such a happy place to visit! I have given you an award on my cooking blog. Thanks for all your recipes, projects, and words of advice.


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