DIY Event Decor: Hanging Metallic Picture Frames

Modern Masters
by Modern Masters
3 Materials
2 Hours
There are many ways to add beautiful exterior decor accents when planning for an outdoor wedding. One idea is using products to customize hanging picture frames on the trees. They add interest, color, and serve well as an impromptu photo booth, too! Lets see the step by step DIY from pro decorative painter Mary Childs.
Materials Needed
  • Modern Masters
  • Three (3) dark gray or black picture frames (8×10, 11×17, and 18.24). I found mine at a garage sale but you can also find them at a local craft or thrift store.
  • 2″ Brush
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Container
Dry brush two (2) coats of Smoke Metallic Paint over the surface of the large ornamental frame. Be sure to leave about 30 – 40% of the background color showing through. Let dry 30 minutes between layers.
Mix 1/4 teaspoon Golden Sienna Glazing Cream Color and 1/4 teaspoon Magenta Glazing Cream Color into 8 ounces of Oyster Matte Metallic.
Brush the custom mixed color over the raised areas of the ornamental frame. Repeat until desired color is achieved.
Mary chose to coat the two smaller frames completely with the custom Metallic Paint color to create contrast between the frames. Let dry 30 minutes between layers.

She added initials, a few flowers, and hanging crystals with a hot glue gun to add some interest to my frames. Hang your beautiful frames with your preferred ribbons and you are done! We hope you have fun personalizing this creative DIY Wedding project by adding your own personal touches. The possibilities are endless. See the original post by clicking the link below.
Suggested materials:
  • Oyster Metallic Paint
  • Metallic Paint in Smoke
  • Glazing Creme Colors
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