By General Crafts Contributor Amy, from the Blog “Mod Podge Rocks!”
Does this frame look bright? That’s because it is! Bright colors are a big trend right now, so I wanted to embrace them for the upcoming Mother’s Day. I distressed the frame (which is very easy, and I wish showed up better in photography) and then added some felt flowers – so simple! I know my mom, and she is going to love it. She is going to love it even more with the picture of me in it!
To make it, you’ll need to gather these supplies:
Felts in different colors to coordinate with your frame color choices
Foam stamps to spell the saying of your choice – I used “MOM”
Buttons – 12 coordinating
Start by base coating your frame with Pink. Completely cover, but just on the front of the frame. Give about two coats and allow to dry.
Paint over the pink with Lime Green. Wow, it looks like an 80’s party threw up on my project! Paint enough coats to completely cover the pink.
This is the toughest part of the project – you need to sand the frame in select areas to allow the pink to show through the green. Sand as much or as little as you want; the amount of distressing is up to you. Wipe any extra dust away after you are done. And yes, that is my robed arm. I get out of bed and craft.
Cut your shapes from your felt pieces. You can do this with a die cutter, but you can also do it with regular punches or with your scissors. If you would like a nice flower template, I recommend searching Google for clip art. There are so many free patterns to be had! Set your shapes aside.
Mod Podge your frame. Completely coat the front and back, allowing to dry between coats.
Time to add your saying! I used foam stamps, and it was easier for me to paint the backs rather than dipping in the paint. You can control the amount of paint that goes onto the stamp if you use a brush.
Press the stamps with paint firmly onto your frame. Allow to dry and then touch up with your brush. Once the paint is completely dry, Mod Podge over the words to seal.
The final step is to glue down your flowers into a nice pattern and then add buttons in the centers. Now add a picture of yourself and give to that special mom in your life. She’s going to love it!