Crafts

Lilly Pulitzer Print Photo Frame

Lilly Pulitzer Photo Frame|Diamond White Daisie
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…

That is the reason I take more pictures than I know what to do with. As a Mommy I feel like I need to document every last moment from my boys lives. Unfortunately, I am the worst at developing pictures. I have pictures from years ago that may or may not be developed. I am just now getting around to developing pictures from my family vacation last year to Naples, Florida.

While I was going through all of these pictures I found a couple of really nice ones that are definitely mantle worthy. After a quick trip to the store I couldn’t find a picture frame that I thought would be perfect for any of these photos, so of course I needed to make one 😉 .

Most craft stores sell unfinished picture frames for a dollar or two, so I purchased a few of them (one for now and a couple for other projects…so stay tuned!). The next step is to decide what to do with these frames. I just happened to have a Lilly Pulitzer catalog from last season laying around. And nothing says summer vacation and the beach more than Lilly does.

Now it’s time to have some fun!

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Supplies:

  • Lilly Pulitzer print (or any colorful print you like)
  • unfinished frame
  • school glue
  • paint brush (to apply glue)

 

Directions:

  1. Pick your print. I chose the print “Lolita” from Lilly Pulitzer’s spring 2016 collection
  2. Measure the sides of your frame. Mine were 7 3/4″ X 1″ and 5 3/4″ x 1″.
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  4. I chose to cut a stencil out of scrap paper so I could use it to decide which parts of the print I wanted to use
  5. Trace your stencil onto the print and carefully cut out. Be sure you have two long strips and two short strips
  6. Place your strips on the frame to decide exactly which side you want them on
  7. I used a paint brush to apply school glue directly to the frame and then apply the strips. (Sorry I don’t have a picture of this step but it is pretty self explanitory)
  8. If you like the way it looks you are going to want to apply a thin layer of a sealant on top of the strips.

 

**note: for a sealer I use a mixture of one part school glue and one part water. While not completely non-toxic it does not have the strong smell that some store bought sealers have. I usually mix a bunch up and store it in an old water bottle.**

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No this is not from the pretty beaches of Naples, it was taken at the Jersey Shore last June.

Now all you need is to find the perfect picture to display in it!! If you are looking for more frame-spiration go here to see my Tiffany inspired photo frame!

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