Friday, March 9, 2012

How to Mod Podge a Picture Frame

Looking for just the right frame to finish your child's bedroom? Or to coordinate with your home decor?

You can create a one-of-a-kind personalized picture frame using Mod Podge and printed scrapbooking paper.

Crafted by Billie Jo.


  • Unfinished Frame
  • Mod Podge (Matte or Satin)
  • Printed Scrapbooking Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Scissors
  • Foam Brush
  • Paintbrush
  • Foam Board or Cardboard
All supplies used for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

You can use unfinished frames like these or a frame that has a flat surface.

  1. Take the back of the frame off to remove all the contents, leaving just the frame. 
  2. Using a paintbrush, paint the outside edges of the frame, including the inside edge of the opening with an acrylic paint that color coordinates with the printed scrapbooking paper.
  3. Set aside and let dry.
  4. Trim the paper with the scissors to fit the front of the frame.
  5. Remove the back of the frame.
  6. Place the printed scrapbooking paper onto cardboard or foam board. 
  7. Place the frame face down on top of the paper so that you can trim the opening
  8. Use the X-Acto knife to cut along the edges of the opening.
  9. Once done, use the foam brush to apply Mod Podge to the entire area you will be placing the paper.
  10. Carefully, place the paper onto the frame, smoothing out any wrinkles.
  11. Seal it with a thin layer of Mod Podge. 
  12. Set aside to let dry.

You can also add embellishments to the frame, such as:

  • Rhinestones
  • Letters
  • Flowers
  • Stickers
  • Lace
  • Ribbon
  • Glitter
  • Bows
  • Beads

Billie Jo added felt flowers to the frame.

There are a vast amount of printed scrapbooking paper with designs, themes, characters, and every color imaginable to create your desired look.

Bo Bunny Serenity

Canvas Corp. Black and Kraft Zebra

Graphic45 Tropical Travelogue Collection

Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze

FabScraps Vintage Pin
EK Success Belle Heart

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