Hey y’all, I’m back with another fun and inexpensive project for Renter Resources on Apartments.com! I can’t tell you how much fun I’m having being an Apartments.com Ambassador and coming up with easy renter-friendly decor projects! This month I’m sharing this easy to make fabric wrapped frame picture display. I love this because it’s fun and you can change out the fabric to match any decor. I also love that you can change out the pictures on display without a big fuss!
To get started we’ll need the following supplies :
Cheap 8 by 10 frame (mine was less than $5)
Fabric scraps in your choice of color/pattern -I used a 36″ by 8″ piece for my frame and 12″ by 10″ for my background fabric
Hot Glue Gun (you’ll notice that is my go-to crafting tool in most of my projects!)
Twine, string, or ribbon of your choice, 12″
Acrylic Craft Paint
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
You can pick up all of these supplies at any craft store for less than $50!
The first thing we need to do is disassemble our frame and (safely) discard the glass. Using the hot glue wrap the cardboard frame backing with your background fabric, pulling taut as you work your way around to avoid wrinkles.
Cut your fabric scrap for the frame into 1-2″ wide strips. Starting in one corner and using hot glue periodically, begin wrapping your frame tighly with the fabric strips. When you finish one strip adhere the end with hot glue and start another piece in the same place to continue wrapping.
My fabric had a lot of strings hanging off when I finished wrapping-if you don’t like that look simply trim with a pair of scissors!
Paint your chipboard letters with the acrylic paint and let dry. Apply the Dimensional Magic on the letters and let dry thoroughly before handling-it give the chipboard a glossy, three dimensional look that I just love!
While your letters are drying take your ribbon or twine and string across your frame using hot glue to secure in the back. Reassemble your frame. Helpful hint-if your frame won’t lock into place because of the fabric simply hot glue a popsicle stick to the back to hold it together-easy peasy!!)
Hot glue your letters to the front of your frame and use the mini clothespins to add your pictures and you’re finished!
You can lean the frame against a wall, layer with other pictures or a mirror, or use removable picture hanging strips to hang it up and avoid damaging your walls!
Thanks so much to Apartments.com for allowing me to be a brand Ambassador-be sure to check out their Renter Resources for more great renter-friendly decor ideas!