Friday, June 8, 2012

Make a photo frame

Do you need an idea for Father's day?

How about creating a cute, yet masculine photo frame to put into the office or work area. I see tons of cute ideas used to create photo frames, but all of the frames had a tie theme. The tie theme definitely  would not fit my honey, since he works in the oilfield.   Do you want to make one for your masculine man? Follow the steps below to make one and Happy crafting!!

Things you will need: 
 Photo frame
Bottle of paint
Selection of what reminds you of the person
Glue gun/modge podge/ craft glue

 Pick out a plain photo frame. I found one at Wal-Mart for 2 or 3 bucks!

 Pick out a color. B's favorite color is orange, so while at Hobby Lobby picking up supplies I grabbed an orange bottle of paint. 

B works in the oilfield, so I tried to find something to put on the frame. I found these bags of washers for 97 cents at Wal-Mart.

 Paint the frame. I had C man help me paint the frame, which only lasted 2.5 seconds.

I let the frame dry an entire day before finishing the project. I used a sponge brush to paint the frame.

The next day I picked a great picture of B and C man to put in the frame.

I used a glue gun to glue the washers onto the frame. You will want to layout your design with the material you select before using your glue gun or whatever glue material you use.


  1. What a cute frame. Thanks for linking to the Creative Corner Hop. I hope you'll be back again next week.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  2. Hi Maranda, this is our featured post on the Creative Corner Hop this week. Feel free to swing by and grab "The Spotlight is on You" button from the right sidebar of my blog. Really great project!

    Cherished Handmade Treasures