Easy DIY Wood Plaque Picture Frames


I'm part of a group that does a challenge each month, which revolves around a particular craft supply or item. This month it was metallic paint. So shiny! I used metallic paint to help create these adorable DIY picture frames (which could also be used to hold notes or small printables)!
easy diy wood plaque picture frames, crafts, decoupage, how to
These could not be easier to make! Start off with one of the most basic and inexpensive craft supplies around - unfinished wooden plaques.
easy diy wood plaque picture frames, crafts, decoupage, how to
Paint the edges of the plaques. Here's where I used gorgeous shades of metallic paints. You can see the exact paints used right here: http://www.averageinspired.com/2016/02/diy-wood-plaque-picture-frames-monthly-diy-challenge.html
easy diy wood plaque picture frames, crafts, decoupage, how to
Use Mod Podge to apply colorful scrapbook paper to the plaques.
easy diy wood plaque picture frames, crafts, decoupage, how to
Glue metal clips to the plaques so that you can display photos on them!
easy diy wood plaque picture frames, crafts, decoupage, how to
Display your cute new frames and enjoy!
easy diy wood plaque picture frames, crafts, decoupage, how to
For more information on this project, a complete supply list (including exact materials used and tips on how to attach the metal clips), and eight other fabulous metallic paint projects, please visit my blog at the link below. Thank you!
Bre @ Average But Inspired

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2 questions
  • Dee Toomey
    on Feb 14, 2016

    How do you deal with the odd angle to screw on the clips?

    • Dee Toomey
      on Feb 14, 2016

      Oops..I saw on your site that they are glued on and not screwed on.

    • Trudy
      on Feb 14, 2016

      My prediction is that glue will not hold them permanently. You can deal with the weird angle by holding (or gluing) them in place, place your drill bit through the hole in the clip and it drill the hole in the right angle into the wood.

    • Jeani Miller Miner
      on Feb 14, 2016

      if you use a good epoxy like E6000 they will hold forever!

    • Marcia Bleier-Kitten
      on Feb 14, 2016

      Can these be used as drink coasters? Or will the moisture and wetness ruin them?

    • Pat whitmus
      on Feb 14, 2016

      Spray on several coats of verathane to seal the paper. It will not leak thru to the paper.

    • Marcia Bleier-Kitten
      on Feb 15, 2016

      Thanks Pat

    • Hi! So sorry for the delayed response! I use TOTALLY strong glue that is my absolute favorite! It is amazing. Bonds practically anything. Link to the specific product is in the blog post.

  • Helena
    on Feb 17, 2016

    won't the clip come off when you press down to insert a photo or a memo?

    • 861650
      on Feb 26, 2016

      Use a nail.

    • Hi, Helena! No - it doesn't come off. I use a SUPER strong glue that bonds just about anything and it does not budge. I've made so many of these over the years and have never had a problem with the clip coming off.

    • Linda H10
      on Sep 13, 2016

      Bre, what's the name of the glue you use—Gorilla Glue?

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  • Linda H10
    on Sep 13, 2016

    I like the idea of a recipe holder!

  • Carey
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I would have also painted the clip with gold, silver or matching metallic paint.
    Great project, I really like it! Thanks for sharing.
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