I made a photo frame!
This project was good because it used up two things I've had for ages.
The first was this plain wooden photo frame I bought from Hobbycraft years ago.
It was probably on sale. I don't think I would have bought it if not.
The second thing I got to use up was some of these little wooden things that come with canvases.
I used some of them a while back with these garden fence cards but I've still got so many more.
I quite liked the rustic, beach shack type feel of the little planks around the frame so I went with it.
I used wood glue to attach the wood to the frame and left it to dry under some heavy books.
I picked out some wood stain from the garage and did some test pieces to decide which colour I liked better.
I went for the lighter one and applied it with an old rag.
There were some parts where the glue had got on the surface of the wood so I had to sand the glue off so the stain would...youknow, stain.
|Any excuse to show you my signed Ian Somerhalder photo|
Then I popped a photo in the frame and it was done.
This was such a quick and easy project, and it's given me loads more ideas for decorating plain frames.