Valentine Twig Picture Frame – This is an easy and fun picture frame diy project. I’m sure we all have had one of our picture frames break accidentally ( or even deliberately 😉 )
I’m Naush from Doodle Buddies, and I’m delighted to share this post with you.
With 9 cats and 3 boys in the house, we’ve had our fair share of accidents. The cats were great – its the boys who were frequently jumping, tripping or stumbling on things, (a little exaggeration here) while I collected the remnants from the trail left behind.
Old, beat up photo frames have been some of my favorite ‘patients’. I feel a real sense of pride after I give a makeover to any “ready to be chugged” item in my house.
For this project, I am using some twigs from my backyard and a picture frame which did not have a back-board and lacked a glass front as well – perfect for this project.
- glue gun
- spray paint
- Washi tape
- foam heart embellishments (flowers, leaves, stars or any other embellishments can be used.)
- cardboard (stripes of cardboard adhered for support in the back)
- a couple of brads
I spray painted this frame to a matte dark steel color. I gave it two coats. Remember to give at least half an hour, between coats – for best results.
Spray painting should be carried out only outdoors and preferably while wearing a mask.
Simultaneously I spray painted the twigs in silver color.
Wait till the twigs have completely dried.
I used Rustoleum brand for the frame and Krylon brushed metallic in satin finish for the twigs.
Position the dried twigs at the back of the frame. Once you are satisfied with the positioning, use the glue gun to adhere the top and bottom of the twig to the back of the frame.
I’ve placed a double corrugated strip on the four corners so that when the frame leans on the wall, it should not damage the twigs.
And now for the ‘real’ fun part. I’ve hot glued foam and fabric, bright heart shapes randomly on the twigs. I’ve also made two flags out of Washi tape and stuck them at the bottom half of the frame.
And Voila !!
I love the pops of color (reds and pinks) on the matte grey frame. This frame is ideal as a handmade gift or perfect to adorn the Valentines day mantle. It could also make an excellent craft to try out with the youngsters.
I hope you liked this frame and might consider attempting something similar.
Naush is an eco-friendly visual artist and upcycle crafter known for the use of unconventional materials in her artwork, including the use of wire, wood, cardboard, cement, fabric, plastic and paper. In 2008 she created Doodle Buddies as a way to document the things that she designed and felt passionately about.
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Brilliant!!! I love this idea so much! I am going to try it out this weekend with my daughter, she’ll love it. Thanks for the inspiration.
That’s great, snap a picture of it for Instagram and tag @flusterbuster so I can see how it turned out.
Great budget friendly idea! Happy Valentine’s Day,
This is so cute! I’m going to have to do this with my boys! Pinned it too!
Jessica | Mama Bear Wooten
They will definitely have fun hunting for the twigs, I know my boys would be.
Jo (A Rose Tinted World) says
What a fabulous idea! Really pretty upcycling. I will never throw away a picture frame again! #BloggerClubUK
I’m going out to find the perfect branches before they start getting covered with leaves.
So simple but really effective
Nana K says
Saw this on Bloggers Pit Stop and absolutely love it! What a great idea and your tutorial makes it look very easy. Pinned it!
So pretty! I have a couple of old frames I could use to make something similar.
Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!
Such a fun and simple project. This will be one of the features at Handmade Monday tomorrow 🙂
Michele Michael says
I love this idea and I have some broken frames that need some love.
great idea, would never imagine it started from a broken picture frame
thanks for sharing
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Thank you Angie.
What a great upcycle. Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party.
Karren Haller says
This is such a great idea, I love how the project turned out. It looks fun to make.
I would love to have you share and invite you to add your craft to #omhgff this week.
Hope you have a great weekend, Happy Valentines!!
Debbie E says
This tooooooo cute I love it!!!
I always through frames out when they break. Upcycling is the way to go and I can see you doing this for so many reasons. Thank you for sharing.
Create With Joy says
Your artwork is beautiful and this is such a great idea!
Congrats – you are one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday #370 at Create With Joy!! 🙂
So relieved to know I’m not the only one who comes home from walking the dog with a handful of branches too pretty to leave on the sidewalk! Thanks for the inspiration!
I love bring nature indoors!