DIY/Crafts

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.

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, 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+

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