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Easy Upcycled Picture Frame
Do you love turning trash into treasure? This easy upcycled picture frame is the perfect example of exactly that! Using an old thrift store picture frame, you can make a miniature work of art. Take a look at how you can craft your own using a few common supplies. It is easier than you may think and the results of fabulous. Take a look!
EASY UPCYCLED PICTURE FRAME
Thrift store frame
Old key or embellishment key (found for $1 at Michael’s craft stores)
Hot glue, glue gun
We were able to find this frame for just $1 at our local thrift shop. Look for something with nice details and that is nice and solid. You will be removing the glass, so glass condition does not matter. As for the scrapbook paper and paint, choose something that reflects your tastes and preferences. We opted for some fun and cheery spring colors!
1. Begin by taking your frame apart and laying it flat on some newspaper.
2. Apply two coats of spray paint allowing plenty of drying time in between each coat.
3. Once the frame is dry, cut your scrapbook paper to fit it. Add a little glue to the back and press it to the backing of the frame. Re-assemble the frame.
4. Add a generous amount of glue to the back of the key. Press it firmly to the scrapbook paper until it has adhered well.
Your upcycled picture frame is now complete. Hang it as you would any other piece of wall art. You can create several of these if you wish and display them in a cluster for a real visual impact, or just allow one to shine solo in a small space such as an office or bathroom.
Gather your supplies and give this simple upcyle craft a try.