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.
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)
Foam paint brushes
- 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.
- Allow the frames to dry completely.
- 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.
- Cut out images or words that you to decoupage onto the surface of your frame.
- 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.
- 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.
- Wash the glass from the frames to rid of dust and finger prints and frame the image or passage you’ve chosen.