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Up-style flimsy dollar store frames!
Use cardboard and paint to up-style cheap dollar store or thrift store frames!

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  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Dollar Store Frame Makeovers - Step 2
    Step 1

    Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint
    Dollar Store Frames
    Sandpaper
    Household Wax
    Paintbrushes
    Recycled Cardboard
    White Glue
    Craft Knife
    Ruler

  • Step 2

    Watch the short video tutorial here:

  • How to make a recycled photo frame. Dollar Store Frame Makeovers - Step 3
    Step 3

    1. Cut a wide cardboard mat that fits inside the frame
    *Use the frame's cardboard as a pattern
    2. Cut long 1/4" wide strips of cardboard
    3. Create your design on the mat, making sure that you leave about 1/4" around the edges
    4. Glue the strips to the mat and then glue the mat inside the frame
    5. Paint base color of chalky finish
    *This color will peek through the main color
    6. Rub household wax on the painted frame when it's dry
    7. Paint the frame with the final color of Americana Decor Chalky Finish
    8. When dry, lightly sand the areas where you waxed to expose the first color
    *This will give it an aged, vintage look

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xXJULESXx · Manchester, England, GB · 2 projects
well done love these!Love
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