I was feeling a little crafty the other day and decided to make a photo frame. I bought all the supplies at Walmart to make this. It was so easy and I finished it in about an hour and that includes the drying times.
I used Elmer’s Painters pens for this project. They come in a great array of colors and you can buy them individually at Walmart. Warning: You will want to buy many…the colors are hard to resist I mean, just look at all the lovely choices. I stopped myself at 5. Although, I really wanted to buy a few more.
In addition to the Elmer’s Painters I purchased a couple wooden frames and shapes. The frames are only 97 cents and make a fun and easy craft for the kids. You might want to stock up for rainy day projects this summer. You can check out my entire shopping trip here.
I set up all my crafting supplies to work on my frames. So thankful I hadn’t gone to recycle yet and still had newspaper to use. I purchase 2 frames, an owl shape and a bird shape. I wanted to make sure I had extra in case I really messed the first one up.
Em decided to help out with the frame by painting the bird.
I painted the frame a solid red, let it dry, and then using a turquoise Painter, painted a design on the frame. I’m not the best artist when it comes to painting but I really like having handcrafted items in the house. I just played around until I came up with an idea I liked and then started painting. I knew I was going to distress the frame after painting so I painted the large circles a solid white, let it dry, and then covered with turquoise.
I decided on circles and lines as the two design components. After I painted using the handy Elmer’s Painters–let’s just say MUCH easier to use than a paint brush…it’s a brilliant idea–I used sandpaper to distress the paint. I like how the white shows through just a bit on the circles (see first photo). I think the frame turned out nice.
Using Elmer’s Painters was so easy. I had a lot of fun using them to create this frame. I can’t wait to try the other colors on more projects. I’m pretty sure this frame will be gifted to my sister for the baby’s room. It will look great in there.
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