DIY $1 Frame {Plus a FREE Printable!}

May 31, 2012 1 Comment | Disclosure

Two of my good friends just moved within days of each other. I wanted to make them a little something for them to remember me by. I saw this quote and thought it was perfect and made this print in Photoshop. I LOVE these unfinished wood frames from Michael’s. They only cost $1 and you can do so much with them.

Here is what we are making today:

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Here is what you need:

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Frame
{find some on Amazon}

Print
 {See my free printable download below!}

Acrylic Paint
{I used Delta Caribbean Blue}

Sponge Brush
{here are some on Amazon}

Ribbon
{find some on Amazon}

Vellum Tag
{find some here}

glue stick
{they even sell THESE on Amazon!}

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Start by painting the frame. I applied 2 coats. Let it dry for a little while between coats.

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While the frame is drying print out your print. You can download a Pink one, grey one or a blue one. It is a PDF file and has 2 on each page. Cut the print out and glue it onto the chipboard insert included in the frame.

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After the frame is dry, you can distress it with sanding block if you want. I like my stuff a little distressed. so I just ran the sanding block along the edges.

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I decided it needed a little something else so I pulled some stuff out of my stash. {I sold Stampin’ UP! for over 5 years so I have a large stash}. I got vellum tag and  found a cute circle stamp that I used to put on the tag. You could also use a cute sticker or punch on the tag if you don’t have a large stash of stamps. You can find vellum tags at most craft stores in the scrapbook section.friend frame-8

Place the print inside the frame

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Now you have a cute inexpensive gift to give to your friends.

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Download These FREE Printable Files!

Here are the jpeg’s of the prints if you want to download them directly. they are 4×6 size. You should be able to right click on them and save them to your computer.
good friends 4x6 blue copy

good friends 4x6 copy

good friends 4x6 pink copy

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  1. June Taylor says:

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