Renee Elliott

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Renee Elliott


Renee Elliott is a self-proclaimed fashion addict, food junkie and arts & craft nerd. She is the gal behind Re: Creative where she works on window displays, events and teaches craft classes.With an eye for detail, a love for DIY projects and a passion for creating, Renee is able to add her unique touch to any project.

DIY: The 15-Minute Picture Frame

Posted by Renee Elliott Wednesday, March 5, 2014 9:25 AM EST




I love filling my walls with cool artwork, but I don’t like having to dish out a ton of money for frames or being tied to one look. This DIY 15-minute frame allows you to swap out the artwork whenever you please, so you’re able to keep your walls looking fresh!



- Painting stir sticks (free from a paint store or hardware store)

- Scrap piece of wood

- Metal ruler

- Utility knife or saw

- Stain or acrylic paint

- Small paint brush or rag (depending on if you’re painting or staining)

- Strong adhesive - I used contact cement since I already had it on hand

- 8 magnetic disks

- String - I used a shoe lace




STEP 1: Cut your wood a quarter of an inch wider than your artwork. I didn’t have access to a saw for this project, so to cut my paint stir sticks to size I used a utility knife and a ruler as a guide to keep my cut straight. Saw it back and forth a few times and you’ll be able to cut through the wood. Place a scrap piece of wood underneath it to protect your surface. Alternatively if you have a saw on hand, cut the wood using the saw.


STEP 2: Paint or stain your wood and allow to dry. Omit this step if you prefer the wood as is.


STEP 3: Follow the directions on your adhesive and glue a magnet to the backside of each piece of wood on both ends.




STEP 4: Cut a piece of string (I cut my string to 11-inches in length) and glue each end next to the magnets. Allow to dry.


STEP 5: Lay the piece of wood with the string attached on top of the top end of your artwork. Sandwich your art work between the wood and a magnet. The magnets will hold the artwork in place. Repeat with the other piece of wood for the bottom end of your art.


STEP 6: Hang on the wall using a nail.




Alternate options:

- If your artwork is wider than a standard paint stick then use pieces of wood from your hardware store cut to size.

Topics: Renos & DIY, DIY, DIY Decor, Art Decor


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