Patriotic Frames & Printables


I have a lot of great stuff to share with you all today!!

One of the best parts of summer here in the USA is the Fourth of July!  Am I right?  All of the red, white and blue colors, the food, the parties, and…….. the fireworks.  To help us all prep for this patriotic of holidays, 100 other bloggers and myself are giving a cheer for the red, white and blue today!!  You’ll find over 100 patriotic crafts, recipes, printables, decor and more!!.  

When Abbey of The Cards We Drew, asked if I wanted to be a part of the patriotic celebration I knew it would be the perfect time to make some Patriotic Frames to fill with a few Patriotic Printables……and the best part is …….YOU will have the chance to win $100 worth of Cut it Out Frames!   So you can make your own frames (they don’t have to be patriotic)!

First, let’s take a look at how easy it is to make these fun frames with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge and a few of my favorite Cut it Out Frames
DIY Patriotic Frames + printables at

Mod Podge Patriotic Picture Frames Tutorial using Cut It Out Frames


  • Cut it Out Wood Frames Frames
  • Patriotic Scrapbook paper (1 sheet per frame)
  • paint (color that coordinates with scrapbook paper)
  • Mod Podge
  • Stain or Ink
  • sand paper
  • sponge applicator/brush (one for each paint color and one for the Mod Podge)
  • Exacto knife
  • Scissors
  • pen or pencil
  • soft cloth or paper towel (not pictured)

Supplies to make a mod podge cut it out frame. tutorial at


1.  Lay a piece of scrapbook paper face down on a cutting surface, place unfinished wood frame face down on top of paper, and trace frame shape onto back side of paper.

2.  Use scissors to cut out frame shape.  Remove cardboard insert from frame and use exato knife to cut out frame opening.  (repeat for each frame)

3.  Paint frames. Be sure to paint the inside and outside edges as well. Let the paint dry.

DIY Patriotic Mod Podge Frames tutorial + free printables at

4.  After paint has dried, use sponge brush to cover the front surface of the frame with a layer of Mod Podge.

5.  Place cut out scrapbook paper on top, making sure to smooth out any bubbles. Set aside to dry.

6.  Use sandpaper to smooth out all of the sides/edges of the paper. For the inside corners I fold my sandpaper and rub up and down to get the corners sanded.  It’s ok if you sand off a little of the paper, this will give it a distressed look.

7.  Dab soft cloth (or paper towel) with ink or stain, and gently run over edges of paper and frame.

8.  The final step, cover your frame, including sides, with 2 layers of Mod Podge. Let it dry about 10-15 mins. between each coat.

DIY Patriotic Mod Podge Frames tutorial + free printables at

Once frames have dried, insert your favorite pictures or printable.

DIY Patriotic Mod Podge Frames tutorial + free printables at

Download FREE Patriotic Printables

Land of the Free at Living Locurto

God Bless America Star

American Flag

There are so many great things you can do with these beautiful frames! They come unfinished, which is perfect, because it allows you to get the exact look you want! They are made out of MDF so they are very easy to paint!  I’ll be sharing what I’ve done with a few more of these frames in the next few weeks! They have a great selection of frame sizes and designs/shapes. They are super affordable and they also sell cut out wood letters, numbers and some words for use in your home décor.

Ok are  you ready to  enter for a Chance to WIN $100 Worth of Cut it Out Frames?!

One lucky TidyMom reader will win a $100 Gift Certificate to

TO ENTER:  winner announced in widget below

  1. leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what you would like to do with Cut it Out Frames.
  2. Then simply complete the steps in the giveaway widget below. Personal information will not be shared or used for any kind of mailing list, it’s simply used by me to select and contact the winner.

If you don’t see the widget, be patient because it might take a minute to load (especially with Internet Explorer 9). Or you can click here to for the entry form if you have any questions, you can contact me via email

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

102 Responses to “Patriotic Frames & Printables”

  1. marla king posted on June 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm (#)

    I would make a wall of my past class group pictures at school……for years i have been wanting to get this done.

  2. Judi Johnson posted on June 11, 2014 at 11:05 pm (#)

    I am trying to re-do my craft room. I love to print out all the cute sayings I see on sights. But don’t have any framed. These would look great done in the colors of my room to high-light all the printables I have.

  3. Crystal posted on June 11, 2014 at 11:17 pm (#)

    Frames are super cute!! Love them!!

  4. Kimberly posted on June 11, 2014 at 11:44 pm (#)

    I like the mod podge idea for the frames.

  5. Meaghan posted on June 12, 2014 at 12:18 am (#)

    I would make frames for a gallery wall or gifts from my kids!

  6. Jean Denney posted on June 12, 2014 at 5:38 am (#)

    I will be making a few of these as gifts. Thank you for the printables!

  7. Kelly Rowe posted on June 12, 2014 at 6:19 am (#)

    Super cute, Cheryl! Love how them turned out.

  8. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living posted on June 12, 2014 at 7:32 am (#)

    Such a fun idea! I’d love to make some of these as momentos for my high school graduates!

  9. gianna borden posted on June 12, 2014 at 8:49 am (#)

    i would make a collage on my wall with pictures of my family, and decorate them in the color scheme of the room!!!

  10. Hillary posted on June 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm (#)

    I was just on this website! I am doing a gallery wall of my favorite children’s book quotes and the prints would look amazing in these frames!!

  11. melissa cushing posted on June 12, 2014 at 3:42 pm (#)

    Love this crafty giveaway! Seriously, I love what you did with a few of the frames and I would also decorate them and jazz them up for different areas of my home for sure! Thanks for sharing and love the post!

  12. Heather posted on June 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm (#)

    LOVE! I’d love to frame some of my daughter’s drawings!

  13. Melissab97 posted on June 12, 2014 at 10:30 pm (#)

    These are so neat! I would make some gifts for my kids, hubby, secret sister gift exchange and my team members!

  14. Jessica Warfield posted on June 13, 2014 at 11:47 am (#)

    I would love to put these in our nursery

  15. Megan posted on June 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm (#)

    I would like to decorate mine for the 4th of July just like yours!

  16. Sylvia posted on June 13, 2014 at 5:33 pm (#)

    So many ideas… little time!

  17. Julie M posted on June 13, 2014 at 6:01 pm (#)

    We are getting ready to switch my little guy into a big boy’s room, so these would be great to help decorate!

  18. Cindy Eikenberg posted on June 13, 2014 at 6:06 pm (#)

    Hi Cheryl – popping over from i heart nap time – love this festive and patriotic project! Pinned and thanks for sharing – have a fabulous weekend!

  19. Mary Jenkins posted on June 13, 2014 at 6:10 pm (#)

    I’d love to get small frames to do a craft with my daughter’s Girl Scout troop. That would be such a fun thing to do with these little ladies!

  20. Emily posted on June 13, 2014 at 8:15 pm (#)

    I want to display them on my newly painted walls.

  21. Erin posted on June 13, 2014 at 8:26 pm (#)

    I would use them to decorate my kids walls in their rooms

  22. Cara W posted on June 14, 2014 at 11:28 am (#)

    My boys need some artwork for their bare walls. We are doing a space theme, so I want to do a frame like this with a oicture of a rocket in it. I have tons of other things I want to do as well!

  23. Dorinda Selke posted on June 14, 2014 at 11:36 am (#)

    Hi – I would use the frames to create gallery walls in my grandchildren’s rooms !

  24. Jo Baggaley Thompson posted on June 14, 2014 at 6:03 pm (#)

    So many good ideas. I would use them as gifts for guests at an upcoming wedding

  25. KaySue posted on June 14, 2014 at 6:04 pm (#)

    I really like the mod podge idea, and would try some prints for my kitchen.

  26. Lauren posted on June 15, 2014 at 9:29 am (#)

    I would love to make a gallery wall.

  27. Shelley D posted on June 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm (#)

    I would use the frames to make a gallery wall.

  28. Cindy Dahlgren posted on June 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm (#)

    I am making a counted cross stitch picture of quilt blocks, and I want to frame it with one of these frames. I think they’re beautiful.

  29. Ellen B posted on June 16, 2014 at 8:10 am (#)

    LOVE these frames and how you used them!! I would use these frames on a gallery wall and also make gifts for grandparents.

  30. D SCHMIDT posted on June 16, 2014 at 11:11 am (#)

    I think these would be perfect for organizing my kids pictures into a wall display.

  31. stephanie posted on June 16, 2014 at 3:45 pm (#)

    I would add some more color to our gallery wall!

  32. Carmen N posted on June 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm (#)

    I would love to make a collage of frames of our family

  33. Kayla W posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:40 pm (#)

    I am in the middle of redoing my two girls’ bedroom, and would love to do a gallery wall of their favorite book characters. Thanks for the chance and great ideas!

  34. alyssa posted on June 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm (#)

    i love these frames! i always decorate for every holiday, but especially for 4th of july, memorial day, and veterans day because my husband is in the service. this year i bought frames at the dollar tree (always trying to keep the craft cost to a minimum) and painted them and put either patriotic scrapbook paper or photos of my husband and the rest of his team in them, but i never thought of covering the frames with the scrapbook paper – genius! (and admittedly, much cuter than my plain red, white, and blue frames) for veterans day, i plan on doing a gallery wall that goes up my hallway/staircase full of pictures of all the veterans we’ve come to know and love over the years, and i’m definitely going to use this idea – thanks!

  35. Keri posted on June 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm (#)

    I have a blank wall in my living room that needs frames!!!

  36. Annette posted on June 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm (#)

    I’m going to redecorate my guest bedroom and would like to create a wall with these frames. I’m not sure what the them is, yet, but I was thinking about things related to my area of the country (like flowers, food, festivals, landmarks, etc.).

  37. Barbara N posted on June 17, 2014 at 4:16 pm (#)

    To make a gallery wall of my new granddaughter!

  38. Melody Wright posted on June 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm (#)

    I would love to make some Fourth Of July frames! I need more red, white and blue! Thanks for the opportunity!

  39. kim johnston posted on June 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm (#)

    If I won the contest I would decorate the frames in the lodge style and display the photos of our friends vacationing at our up north house!

  40. Athalea posted on June 18, 2014 at 2:50 pm (#)

    I’m loving these frames to create a “no soliciting” sign for the front porch AND to add to our family gallery wall space!

  41. Alexandra posted on June 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm (#)

    This tutorial is awesome! I just bought some scrapbook paper and a wood block in similar shape to this frame used. I did just about all the same steps. Wasn’t sure if there was a little bit easier of a way to do the cutting for a better fit but seeing this I guess that why we have the sandpaper for. Thanks for a great tutorial. Can’t wait to get started on some more of these. Would love to try it with some frames.

  42. Pam posted on June 18, 2014 at 9:12 pm (#)

    I would use the frames to decorate for every holiday!!


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