Young and Crafty Sisters: DIY Summer Vacation Picture Frame Collage and GIVEAWAY ($200 Home Depot Gift Card)

Monday, August 5, 2013

DIY Summer Vacation Picture Frame Collage and GIVEAWAY ($200 Home Depot Gift Card)



DIY Summer Vacation Picture Frame Collage


Every year we take a family vacation trip to Lake Ouachita in Arkansas. For the past six or so years that I’ve been going, I have not had anywhere to put all of the pictures I take.


I was lucky enough to partner with Home Depot coupon codes and received a gift card to make something related to summer travel. I thought this was the perfect chance to make a picture frame collage that can be updated each year. It was actually really easy to make.


You will need a miter saw or miter box to make the cuts for the frame as well as nails to hold it together.




I used my gift card to pick up two 1x2 pieces of board. Make sure they are pretty straight and not bowed.




Next, make your 45 degree angle cuts. My frame measure roughly 30 in. by 24 in. I wanted more of a rectangular shape than square.




Now use your nail gun and nail in the corners. Of course a hammer and nails will work too.




I lightly sanded the corners where the cuts were to make sure they were smooth.




Now spray paint the color of your choice. Oh how I love you oil rubbed bronze spray paint. Such a perfect deep brown color.




A few weeks ago I posted on Instagram (hannahyoungandcrafty) a picture of two giant rolls of burlap that I found at an estate sale for $1 a piece. I thought this was the perfect project to make a few pennant banners. I have the Martha Stewart stencils and used those to paint my letters.




I cut the burlap long enough to wrap around the twine.




Then put some hot glue on the burlap to hold them together. I liked it this way because the pennants could still be adjusted rather than stuck in place.




Before I put anything permanently in place, I played with the position to make sure I liked it.




I then stapled the twine in place on the back. Each string is pulled pretty taut. I then used a piece of leftover twine for my hanger. This frame is super light so I’m not worried about it going anywhere.


DIY Picture Frame


I used clothespins to hang the pictures up. Small ones would have been cuter but I was using what I had :)


DIY Picture Frame 1


I’ve been working on a few things in the guest bedroom. This dresser is a new addition that got moved from the master to here. There is also a super cool new something on the wall to the left. I hope to post about it soon!


Don’t forget to check out what all of the other bloggers made for the theme “Summer Travel”!


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4 Marrs 1 Venus

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Artsy Fartsy Mama

 The Crafted Sparrow 


 A Turtle’s Life for Me   

 Tattered and Inked     




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