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How to turn a Dollar Tree picture frame into a cute farmhouse decoration

This Dollar Tree frame turned out so cute and pairs perfectly with the Easter egg nest decoration I made yesterday! You can view that DIY HERE. You could use any scrapbook paper but I am just in love with this blue floral paper I found at Hobby Lobby. I wish I would have grabbed a few more sheets of it! In fact, you will be seeing a few crafts with this paper this week! 

Let’s get started! 

Materials: 

  • 5X7 picture frame – Dollar Tree 
  • Sunflower garden steak – Dollar Tree 
  • Scrapbook paper 
  • Mod Podge 
  • white chalk paint 
  • 1 half wood bead 
  • foam brush 
  • paint brush 
  • sand paper 
  • Min wax stain 

 

How to: 

Step 1: First, tear the wire stem off the sunflower. This takes a little muscle but is very doable.

Step 2: Paint the sunflower with white chalk paint. You may need two coats. Allow to dry completely. 

Step 3: Take a piece of sandpaper or sanding block over the sunflower to rough it up a bit. 

Step 4: Using a foam brush apply stain to areas you want to look rusty. Focus mainly on the edges of the sunflower. You can also stain your half bead now. Allow both to dry. Using a blow dryer or heat gun will help to speed up this process. 

Step 5: To make the half bead blend in with the flower, sand it and dry brush it with some white chalk paint. Hot glue the half bead to the center of the flower. 

Step 6: Next, take the cardboard insert and glass out of the frame. Save the cardboard insert, but dispose of the glass insert. Lay the cardboard insert over the back of your scrap book paper and trace it. Cut out the paper and Mod Podge it to the cardboard insert. Allow to dry and put the insert back in the frame. 

Step 7: You actually might want to do this step before step 6. Take a foam brush and dip it into some stain, ounce some off and begin to apply to the edges of the frame. Only add it to spots you want to look rusty. 

Step 8: Hot glue the flower to the center of the frame. This takes a TON of hot glue! Make sure to center this and hold it in place until the glue is dry. I squeezed the flower from the front and the back until it was dry.

 

 

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If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube