Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.
I have a fun project to share today, thanks to the team at Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social! This project was a fun challenge (sort of similar to our #SwapItLikeItsHot event)—I knew the materials I’d be receiving would include wood shapes and items from Michaels Spring Wood Surfaces collection, but I had no idea exactly what I’d be receiving! Clearly, I enjoy a good creative challenge that comes with an element of surprise 😉
When my box arrived, I ripped right into it and started brainstorming ideas. Here’s a look at the goodies that were included:
An owl and purple paint!? It’s like they know me!
My mind immediately went to the idea of turning the larger surface into a photo holder. With that neat, detailed bordered, it’s the perfect way to showcase your favorite photos!
- Wood Surface from Michaels
- Mod Podge
- Scrapbook paper
- FolkArt paints (I used Aqua)
- bulldog clip
- paintbrushes and hot glue
Here’s how I did it:
Step 1: I started by painting the decorative edge of my wood surface. I chose this pretty bright blue paint from FolkArt.
Step 2: Next, I dug into my stash of scrapbook paper for a neat pattern that would make a good background for my photos. I traced the interior of the frame onto the back of a sheet of scrapbook paper and cut it out.
Step 3: Then I brushed a layer of Mod Podge onto the inner frame, then applied my piece of scrapbook paper. I smoothed out any bubbles and wrinkles, then went over the paper with another layer of Mod Podge.
Step 4: Once dry, I used a brush to add Sparkle Mod Podge to the top and bottom flourishes for a little extra jazziness.
Step 5: I used hot glue to adhere the bulldog clip to the center, and my DIY Wood Photo Holder was ready to go!
I toyed with the idea of adding one of the other shapes to the photo holder, but I liked the simplicity of the finished frame. So I decided to turn a few of the shapes into individual photo holders.
I started by painting each shape with a mix of FolkArt paints. Once dry, I grabbed a few pieces of scrap wood to use as stands and a few mini clothespins for the holders.
I hot glued a piece of wood and a clothespin to the backs of each wood shape to create these individual photo holders.
They’d work great for recipes, or even as place cards. How cute would a bunch of these flowers be holding the names of your Easter brunch guests!? I need to remember this come April 😉
You can find more project ideas and inspiration from Plaid Crafts online here:
- Plaid Online
- The Plaid Palette Blog
- Plaid Newsletter
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This is really beautiful! I love it!! xo
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Thanks Cindy 😀
I LOVE this! Such a cute idea! And the Sparkle Mod Podge makes it amaze-balls.
Thank you Amy! I LOVE that Sparkle Mod Podge… I think I’m going to be using it on all my projects! Or at least as many as possible 😉
Such a lovely project! Love what you did with the owl cutout!
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This is adorable! I love that bright blue color!
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Cute! You picked such a great color too!
Thanks Steph 🙂
This is such an adorable project. The possibilities are endless. I would love it if you would share this inspirational post at our WIW Linky party. I hope you can join us.
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Thank you Paula!
This turned out SO cute!!
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Thanks Melissa 😀
You chose the perfect color and paper combination for this photo holder. I love everything about it.
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Thanks so much, Kelly!
I love it! Is the paint color called Cayman Blue? I was looking at the Folk Art Paints and wasn’t 100% sure… Thanks!
Thank you Stacy! The color is Aqua (#2921).