Decorating

Story Book Frames

By Mia Rodak, Website Manager

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Story Book Frames

Choose your favourite children's story and turn it into a decorative frame, perfect for the nursery. It's fun to do and your kids will love it.

Materials:

Unfinished wooden picture frames
Children's Story Books (we've used the Little Miss/Mister series by Roger Hargreaves because they are adorable and affordable, but nursery rhymes work really well also)
Paints (we've used white and blue acrylics)
Decoupage finish
Scissors
Foam paint brushes

Directions:

  1. Add some water to the acrylic paint and paint your picture frames. By diluting the paint, you'll create a "stained finish" look, instead of a solid colour. This makes for a softer background so that your cut-outs will be the highlight of your frame.
  2. Allow the frames to dry completely.
  3. Choose the passage or image that you'd like to put inside the frame. Note: We framed the back covers of our Little Miss/Mister books because they are covered in the cute images of all the little characters, but nursery rhymes or passages from any story work equally well.
  4. Cut out images or words that you to decoupage onto the surface of your frame. 
  5. Paste your cut outs onto the frames using the decoupage finish. Simply brush paste onto the back of the cut out, stick to frame, and brush a coat of decoupage over the top to seal.
  6. Once you've pasted all your images onto your frames, seal the frame with a full coat of decoupage finish and allow to dry completely.
  7. Wash the glass from the frames to rid of dust and finger prints and frame the image or passage you've chosen.

Topics: Decorating, DIY, Craft, Kids, Project, Renos & DIY

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