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Frame Upcycle

This project was just an experiment to see if I could save the frame 

This is what I did:
  • I tore strips from a piece of linen that was leftover from the hems of my curtains. Most of the strips were a little over one inch wide and I made sure both sides were frayed.
  • Next, I glued the strips of linen onto the front & sides of the frame with an all-purpose white glue, overlapping the edges to cover the entire frame. 
  • I allowed the glue to completely dry, then I painted the entire frame with white acrylic paint.
  • For added personality, I used mod podge to add part of this graphic from The Graphic's Fairy to the right side of the frame & allowed it dry.
  • Finally, I sealed the entire frame with a sepia tinted decoupage and inserted a botanical print, also from The Graphic Fairy's website.  

This project was definitely a learning experience...but,  I was able to save the frame and, I also have a semi homemade gift that I'll be proud to give away when the occasion arises.  
I love having little gifts on hand ... just in case.


  1. That turned out well! You can do lots of projects doing this. Great idea!

  2. You are getting very good at these craft ideas, Geneva!

  3. what a fun project and I am sure the recipient of your gift will be delighted!!

  4. Geneva-What a great way to recycle an old frame. It looks really great- xo Diana

  5. That turned out great...what a wonderful idea!

  6. It looks like you didn't paint the frame first, before gluing down the linen. Smart you! I would've wasted that step and it obviously wasn't required.

    Lovely project!

  7. You did a wonderful job. Looks like it was always made this way! xo

  8. Love this! You are so creative! Hoping you are having a blessed day!


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