I first featured this craft project two years ago. Since it’s one of my favorites, and we’ve had so many new readers to the blog, I decided to run it again. The frame makes a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift. You might want to frame a vintage Valentine rather than a photo. Or frame give it as a wedding or bridal shower gift with a photo of the lucky couple.
unfinished wooden photo frame (available at craft stores); white primer spray paint; assorted lace trims, ribbon, buttons, beads, and other accessories; fabric glue and jewelry glue
1. Spray frame with light coat of primer. Leaving some of the wood grain showing through the paint will add to the antique look.
2. Position the lace trims and ribbons on the frame to form an appealing collage effect. Glue in place with the fabric glue.
3. Place the buttons, beads, and other accessories around and on top of the lace and ribbons. Glue in place with the jewelry glue.
4. Insert that special photo and wrap your gift.