I go through crafting phases. Sometimes I’m addicted to my die cutter. Other times, I’m plunked in front of my sewing machine. And right now, I can’t get enough of Mod Podge. For some reason, every crafting supply I see inspires me to grab some Mod Podge, and this project wasn’t any different. I got a roll of birch park printed garland and was immediately inspired to turn it into some handmade frames.
- Darice Unfinished Wood Craft Frame
- Darice Birch Paper Garland
- Mod Podge Matte
- Darice Foam Brush
- Darice Scissors
- Picture or Print for Frame
The birch bark garland has wire in it (in case you want to style with it), which means that you have to be a bit more careful (and more forceful) when you cut it.
I measured out the lengths of the photo frame, and then applied a thin layer of Mod Podge on the wooden surface. Then I placed the paper garland onto the frame and started smoothing out the paper with my fingers.
I didn’t stress too much about wrinkles, because bark is naturally rough and wrinkled, which made this project fairly low-stress in the world of decoupage.
I printed out a vintage nest print from The Graphics Fairy to be featured in the frame.
I think that the birch is perfect for the fall and with a switch-out of the print in December, it will also suit winter decor as well. A little Mod Podge can transform handmade frames into special decor! Join me in my decoupage addiction, friends.
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble.com. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making”!), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what she’s up to!