Recycled! Use an old picture frame to make a pretty canvas!

Why not use that old frame and make a beautiful statement piece!?

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Hey everyone! How has your week been?! I had a stroke inspiration last week when I saw this old picture frame laying around in my closet. I picked up this old frame from a craft store in Columbus called Wholly Crafts. I LOVE this store and wish it was closer to me. They have this “craft corner” where you can donate and trade old supplies. GENIUS!

Anyway…

I was currently using this old frame for my weaving projects…which didn’t exist. When I was making my mom’s Mother’s Day gift, I had a great idea to do a similar project with this frame.

Here is what you will need:
An old picture frame of any size (you may be able to find one at the thrift store!)
Printed Fabric roughly the size of you frame
Fabric Paint
Staple Gun

Project Time: 2-3 hours (plus the paint drying time, roughly 24 hours)
Project Difficulty: Moderately difficult

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Cut out you fabric a little larger than the size of your frame.

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Okay, this is the hardest part. Working on one size, staple the fabric along the back side of your frame. Move to the opposite side, pull the fabric as tight as you can and staple in place. Chose a third size, and again, stretching as tight as you can, staple in place. Finally, work on the remaining opposite side in a similar fashion. I also have a step by step with photos here. It was when I reupholstered a chair, but same concept!

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Now you have a pretty canvas to create on!

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With your fabric paint, make what ever image you with to display! I painted bold lettering to contrast the floral pattern. Let dry for 24 hours!

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Hang on your wall and display! Mine fit perfectly in a space right when you walk into my apartment. I can’t wait to go thrifting and get more frames! I thought this was a great way to also use the fabric laying around in my stash!

Talk soon,
Jennifer