Friday, March 16, 2012

DIY Picture Fame

I love my dog. I treat her like she is my child and she reminds me a lot of some three year old kids that I also love. Actually, they remind me of her, as the words I speak to them are identical to the words I speak to Roxy.

"No"
"Sit"
"Eat your food"
"Good Girl"

I laugh sometimes when these words come out of my mouth to the little ones because I feel like I'm talking to Roxy. Little ones from about 18 months to three years, are so similar to dogs. It's neat to me, really. Simple commands follow by positive reinforcement-works for dogs....works for the little ones.

Since my dog thinks she is a human and acts so much like a young child and I do not yet have any offspring, my parents have deemed her their "granddog". My mom often refers to Roxy as her "granddogdaughter".

And what do PROUD grandparents need??? They need ways to show-off their grandchildren, of course!

So I made them this frame for them.


Here is how I made it:

Materials:
12x12 piece of scrapbook paper
Modge Podge (glossy)
Foam brush
Unfinished wooden picture frame
Xacto knife
Chipboard letters, stickers, stamps, or anything you want to add to your frame!


Step 1:
Remove the back and glass from the frame.

Step 2:
Lay the 12x12 paper face-down. Paint the front of the frame with Modge Podge then place the frame face-down onto the paper.



Step 3:
With the frame still face-down, take the Xacto knife and cut around the frame (outside and inside).


Step 4:
Flip the frame over and paint a layer of Modge Podge. Let dry and repeat two more times.

Step 5:
Put glass back in frame and add a picture!