Thursday, January 8

Painted picture frames

My husband had a good idea for holiday gifts from the kids this year. Hand-painted picture frames. This is really such an easy project and so cute. We simply had the kids paint their frames, but you could also glue on painted shapes, letters, etc. The unfinished frames were super cheap at Michael's and come in a variety of sizes. Just go to town with the acrylics, coat with gloss medium and insert your babes' faces. Voila! A nice homemade gift for family or friends for any occasion, really.


Carmel said...

Super cute! Could you use Modge Podge to cover or do you have to use the acrylic medium? I am new to all this cool crafting (my MOPS leader is a crazy crafter) and a little behind the times in all the mediums, etc.

Amy said...

I love all the new blog entries.

Megan said...

Yes, you could use Mod Podge, it just didn't occur to me at the time. That stuff is very multi-purpose.

Heather said...

What a cute idea, i will have to remember this for granparents day or mothers day.
My son loves to paint he will love this.

Anonymous said...

fantastic!! I cant waito do this.

Brook said...

How cute!!! My mom used to do crafts with us ALL the time!!!

Anonymous said...

You could sell these as designer photo frames, especially the first one. You're always doing such cool crafts with the kids.

Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't love a picture of the kids in a frame that the kids painted.
And children are always so proud to give something they have made.
Thanks for the idea!

Micha said...

I really like the picture frames. It's a very simple idea, wich looks very individual and nice!
A great time for you and yours 3 from a mother of 3 from Germany!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Lovely, we did these as Mother's day gifts for my mom and my MIL when the Frog Princess was 24 months old, I may have to repeat it this year with both girls as a joint gift. Great post! I may have to use it as a link if I re-do this project in May.

Chimene said...

Just visit your blog for the first time and I love it.

Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Lori said...

super-cute. :^) my sons decorated one of those frames with some tree bark they found in the yard a few years ago and gave it to my husband for father's day.

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea. What grandparent would love that?

Nikki said...

I just found your site and I am IN LOVE WITH IT! I will be back often. Thanks!

Maggie Ann said...

Those are great!

PuppyLovePrincess said...

so very cute! if it's ok with you, i'll posting about this on my site (w/ link & credits, of course.) perfect for mother's day :)

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Wow! Its so beautiful...... Really your kids are so cute and intelligent. Really Great work! Keep it up & Thanks for the share.....

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