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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 TidyMom.net



Mod Podge Patriotic Picture Frames Tutorial using Cut It Out Frames

Supplies:

  • 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 TidyMom.net

Instructions:

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 TidyMom.net

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 TidyMom.net

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

DIY Patriotic Mod Podge Frames tutorial + free printables at TidyMom.net

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?!

WIN IT:  GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
One lucky TidyMom reader will win a $100 Gift Certificate to CutItOutAlready.com

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.

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, 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+

Comments

  1. 52
    marla king says:

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

  2. 53
    Judi Johnson says:

    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. 54

    Frames are super cute!! Love them!!

  4. 55
    Kimberly says:

    I like the mod podge idea for the frames.

  5. 56

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

  6. 57
    Jean Denney says:

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

  7. 58

    Super cute, Cheryl! Love how them turned out.

  8. 59

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

  9. 60
    gianna borden says:

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

  10. 61
    Hillary says:

    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. 62

    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. 63
    Heather says:

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

  13. 64

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

  14. 65

    I would love to put these in our nursery

  15. 66

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

  16. 67

    So many ideas…..so little time!

  17. 68
    Julie M says:

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

  18. 69

    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. 70

    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. 71

    I want to display them on my newly painted walls.

  21. 72

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

  22. 73

    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. 74
    Dorinda Selke says:

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

  24. 75
    Jo Baggaley Thompson says:

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

  25. 76

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

  26. 77

    I would love to make a gallery wall.

  27. 78
    Shelley D says:

    I would use the frames to make a gallery wall.

  28. 79
    Cindy Dahlgren says:

    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. 80
    Ellen B says:

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

  30. 81
    D SCHMIDT says:

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

  31. 82
    stephanie says:

    I would add some more color to our gallery wall!

  32. 83
    Carmen N says:

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

  33. 84
    Kayla W says:

    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. 85

    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. 86

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

  36. 87
    Annette says:

    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. 88
    Barbara N says:

    To make a gallery wall of my new granddaughter!

  38. 89
    Melody Wright says:

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

  39. 90
    kim johnston says:

    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. 91
    Athalea says:

    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. 92

    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. 93

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

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