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25 days of a Crafty Christmas Day 1

I am going to re-visit a previous Tutorial today.  Today's crafty gift is Mod Podge Frames.  These are SO easy and SO cheap to make!

Crafty Christmas

You will need:
1 Chip-board or Wood picture frame of your choice (up to 12x12)
1 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper
Mod Podge
Ribbon or Paint
Hot glue or Paint brush
Foam paint brush

IF the glass in your frame can be removed remove it before starting anything else.  If it can not be removed you will want to paint around the inside of the frame, where the glass goes, and also if you want a painted look then paint around the outside of the frame as well.

Ok, now that the paint has dried, if you are painting, let's move on.

Take your frame and paper to the kitchen.  Fill the kitchen sink with about 1 inch of water.  "Paint" the surface of the frame with Mod Podge.  Be QUICK and QUICKLY dip your paper into the water then QUICKLY place on frame surface.  QUICKLY but GENTLY work to smooth out any bumps or air bubbles.

Allow Frame to dry.

With an Xacto knife trim off edges and around where the glass is.

"Paint 2-3 more coats of Mod Podge over paper/frame surface. Allow to dry.

Once frame is completely dry take ribbon of choice and glue on the outside of frame, and where glass goes.  Do this step only if you did NOT paint this part.

Now you are set to embellish any way you wish.

Frames like the ones you just made typically sell in stores for at least $25, you just made yours for under $10!  WooHoo!

Crafty Christmas Gift

Be sure to check out for more great ideas!  I am teaming up with Sarah, THE Queen, for some of her "25 Days of Frugal Christmas Gifts & Giveaways"!  I am SO excited!!!  Each day she is going to offer a new Handmade/Homemade Christmas gift idea along with a $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway!!!  There is a new winner EVERY DAY!  Be sure to check it out!  But don't forget to come back here for more great Crafty Christmas ideas!

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