Wednesday, March 05, 2014

DIY // customized frame

my husband & i made this frame for my sister-in-law and her husband this past Christmas! we wanted to make them something customized, so we used their last name initial. we also wanted to make something they could update if they want, so we used the clothespin technique so they can change out pictures!
you may remember my thank you giveaway when i gave away a customized frame much like this one! 
well, now you can learn how to make your own!

materials needed:
spray paint
wooden letter
spray glue (for burlap)
super glue (for clothespin & wooden letter)

  step 1: spray paint your wooden letter any color you choose.

step 2: spray glue on the backing of the frame & attach your burlap. once it is dry, place it in the frame.

step 3: glue ribbon around the edges to create a border.

step 4: glue your wooden letter at the top corner of the frame

step 5: glue a small clothespin onto the burlap & attach a picture!

ta-da! a super easy & super cute personalized picture frame! this is the perfect handmade gift!

have you ever customized a frame? if so, what did you add on?


  1. So this one time... my best friend created a date for Daniel and I. We were supposed to go to Hobby Lobby and buy supplies to decorate picture frames. Daniel picked out pink princess stickers for his. So now, there's a picture of us on his desk with a frame covered in unicorns and flowers and rainbows. Probably not the answer you were looking for....

  2. ha!! that is GREAT!! what a special frame! :)
    that is also a great date idea!! so i may just need to steal that one!

  3. i love anything with burlap! great use of it/great idea!

  4. thank you, Lauren!! :) we loved it so much we actually made one for us too! :)

  5. thanks Krysten!! :) it was fun putting it together & we made ourselves one too!!

  6. burlap is the best!! you can do so many things with it! :) thank you for your kind words!

  7. jollylittlelife.blogspot.comMarch 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    That turned out so cute! It looks so professional!

  8. Cute! I like the tiny clothespin idea.

  9. thanks!!! it was fun to do & we made one for ourselves too! :)

  10. aren't those tiny clothespins cute?! i just had to use them cause they're adorable! :)