Wednesday, 24 September 2014

How To... Fabric Scrap Photo Frame DIY

Do you have an old photo frame that you'd like to brighten up? Give my latest How To a try and you can display it with pride!


1) You will need

Old wooden photo frame, Mod Podge, paintbrush, fabric scissors, fabric scraps

My cotton fabric scraps were taken from fabric shade cards, but you could use scraps from your stash or even up-cycle pretty fabric from old clothes. I've gone for a bright and eclectic mix of fabrics as that's my thing, but you can be as matching or clashing as you wish!



2) Cut your fabric into strips

I cut mine into pieces roughly 5cm long by 2cm wide and  a few at odd sizes for variation


3) Get sticking!

Working on small sections of the frame at a time, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the frame and lay your fabric strips on top. Overlap the fabric pieces to create a collage effect, ensuring that the pieces are fully stuck down. Cover the outside edges of the frame too and allow to dry fully




4) Add a top coat of Mod Podge

Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top of the collage of fabric to seal. Allow to dry fully



 5) Display your lovely updated photo frame!

 A special photo presented in a hand decorated frame would also make a lovely gift idea. Happy making!

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