Last week I came across a post on pinterest that showed some of the amazing things that you can do with Mod Podge. At the time I had no idea what Mod Podge was but after seeing all the incredible things that you can make with it , I knew that I had to get some. Before I knew it I was standing in Michaels staring at the glue aisle like a kid in a candy shop; I had so many project ideas going through my head that I had a hard time trying to figure out how much Mod Podge I was going to  need to make them all. I was hooked and I hadn’t even left the store. So, now the question at hand….what Mod Podge Project am I going to do do first. Since I have a ton of picture frames laying around the house and a pretty big collection of scrapbook paper I decided to start with a Mod Podge Picture Frame project and am really glad I did because it first it was the perfect beginner project taking less than 30 minutes from start to finish.

I’ve included a step by step tutorial for how to create a Mod Podge or (Decoupage) Picture Frame with Scrapbook paper.

"Mod Podge Project"

Here is what you will need

"mod podge pic frame Materials"

Start by turning the scrapbook paper face down, take the frame apart and place it face down on top of the scrapbook paper

"Trace the outline of Picture Frame"

Next you should trace the outline of the picture frame leaving extra space around the inside and outside edge of the frame, this is done so that you can wrap the scrapbook paper around the frame to cover the sides. I added an extra inch around the outside and 1/4 inch around the inside edge,  this will vary depending of the size of your frame.  Draw a line to mark the extra space.

"Trace Frame leaving extra space for fold"

Cut the scrapbook paper around the outside and inside lines to get the piece that you are going to use to cover the frame. Cut a line at each of the inside corners and fold them so you can see the front part of the scrapbook paper. This will create a cleaner look.

"Cut out Scrapbook paper"

Cut a line at each of the outside corners just as you did for the inside corners

"fold edges over and cut split in corners"

This is what it will look like when you’ve cut and folded all of the edges

"Cut out frame and Fold Edges"

Turn the Frame Face up and apply a layer of Mod Podge around the entire Frame

"Apply Mod Podge to Picture Frame"

With the scrapbook paper face down apply a layer of Mod Podge onto the entire backside

"Apply Mod Podge to back of Paper"

Take the frame and place it face down on top of the back side of the scrapbook paper. This is what will glue them together. Make sure to press firmly so they will stick together.

"Lay frame onto paper face down"

After the paper is secured to the frame turn it face side up and run a credit card or of that sort over the entire frame to smooth out air bubbles (Unfortunately I don’t have a picture for this step).

Apply another layer of Mod Podge around the entire frame, this will seal the edges to create a crisp look

"Apply thin layer of Mod Podge around the frame"

If you want to dress up the picture even more, cut out a piece of decorative scrapbook paper so that it fits around the picture

"Mod Podge Picture Frame"

And there you have it a quick 30 minute DIY craft project that is easy and fun! I hope you enjoyed!!

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