Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mother's Day Monogram Frame Tutorial

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Need a quick Mother's Day project?  I whipped up this baby in an hour and a half and it is SO cute!  I actually made this a while ago, but I decided to save it for Mother's Day since it's MY Mother's Day gift for my mom.   So want to learn how?  Here we go!

Here's what you need:
A cutting mat
A cutting blade
Acrylic paint
A paper plate (cheap-o artist pallette)
Foam brush(es)
Mod Podge Decoupage Glue
Patterned cardstock (mine are from the Pocketful of Posies paper stack)
Scrap paper to protect your surface
A sander or sand paper
Wooden frame ($1 from Michaels)
Monogram chipboard book ($1 from AC Moore)

Let's get started!  First lay down your scrap paper to protect your surface, then paint the back and sides of your wooden frame using acrylic paint. 

Detach the front monogrammed piece of chipboard and add Mod Podge to the front of the chipboard.  Lay flat on the wrong side of the paper you chose to cover the chipboard.  Smooth out to make sure the paper glues well to the chipboard.  Let dry.

Put down your cutting mat to protect your surface. Using your cutting blade, cut around the edges of the chipboard, then use your sander to smooth out the edges.  This makes it look much smoother, plus gives it a subtle worn look which really worked with this cardstock. 

Glue your patterned cardstock to the frame as above.

Sand, sand, sand!  This really makes it look awesome and so professional.

Last step, glue on your chipboard.  I offset mine, so I didn't glue the entire back, just the part that would touch the frame.

Ta da!  Gorgeous picture frame and a nice handmade gift for Mom or Grandma!

Let me know if you make one too!  I'd love to link to your blog.  :)  Happy Mother's Day!


  1. Love that frame. I'm going to have to give it a try.

  2. my daughter was dabbling in this type of craft. It looks so nice when done. Thanks for sharing.



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