Do you love the shabby chic look as much as I do?
This is my second Shabby Chic inspired post, in as many days (if you are interested here is my shabby chic wreath). I just can’t get enough of the pastel colors and vintage, classic look. And in case you can’t tell I also love personalizing photo frames (see my Tiffany & Co. inspired one here and my Lily Pulitzer inspired one here). So, it only makes sense to make a shabby chic frame.
I think this frame would look very nice next to a vase of pale pink roses (look for that post coming soon *wink,wink*) over the fireplace. And like all of my crafts, this is another simple one. In just a couple steps and with just a few items, you will have a pretty frame that meets all your Shabby Chic needs.
- light pink cardstock to make the rosettes
- light blue acrylic paint
- unfinished frame
- hot glue gun
- The first step is to make the rosettes. Basically you are just cutting out a circle and then cutting a spiral into it. Then you want to fold the edges of the spiral up slightly. And finally roll it up. I found a really nice tutorial here.
- Next, paint the whole frame in light blue acrylic paint. Making sure to paint the inside and outside edges as well. Allow a few minutes to dry and then seal the paint.
- Finally, glue the rosettes onto opposite corners, 3 on the upper and 1 on the lower (or wherever you like) using just a dab of hot glue. I found through trial and error it is easier to apply the glue directly onto the rosette as opposed to on the frame and placing the rosette into the glue.