Hanna created this idea years ago.
And it has never gotten old or out of date!
It is something that anyone can do very inexpensively and easily!
The variations and possibilities are endless!!
PARTICLE BOARD FRAMES
First get some particle board.
This is SUPER inexpensive to buy, but usually it is a wood that is left over a lot on job sites. So ask a friend or contractor for their leftovers.
(This is one our sister Sharla created while she was here for a visit)
Cut the particle board down to whatever picture size you want!
Next, Paint your particle board.
We used black spray paint.
But it takes a lot of coats, so tole paint is a little easier with this project!
Then, get some old picture frames.
DI, Dollar Store, and Yard sales, are all good places to pick up frames for .50 cents or less!
The one below is a Dollar Store frame!
Paint those as well.
While your picture frames are drying, take your painted particle board and apply a coat of modpodge. This seals the particle board and makes the board pop out.
Now get your dried picture frames and line them up on your board the way you want them to be displayed. Use a backer and small pin nail to secure the frames.
(TIP- After the frames are hung with pictures use some double sided tap at the bottom of the frames to keep them securely in place. This allows the frames to not move, but you can still replace the pictures as needed!)
To give the top of this frame a little more Pizazz, we found an old 1x4 laying around an cut it down to fit the frame. Then we painted the 1x4 white, applied a piece of vinyl to it , and then painted over top of the vinyl black. So when we pulled off the vinyl we had a stenciled design.
Next we pin nailed the 1x4 in place.
And VOILA...a frame that cost $3.50 to make.
Here is another variation.
The corner lines are just sanded in to create a faux look of a pieced together frame!
And there you have it!
An easy and inexpensive gift idea that will WOW your friends and family!!
Go now- I know you want to make some!