How to make a shabby chic picture frame

shabby chic picture frame

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Here’s an idea for making shabby sheep picture frames:

Materials:

  • Wooden picture frames
  • White paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Black paint (or another color for the sheep’s features)
  • Paint brushes
  • Stencils or a stencil cutter (optional)
  • Glue or Mod Podge
  • Small wooden or felt sheep figurines or cutouts

Instructions:

  1. Begin by painting your wooden picture frames white, using a paint brush and white paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.
  2. Once the paint is dry, use sandpaper to lightly distress the frames. Sand along the edges and in a few random spots to give them a shabby, vintage look.
  3. Next, use a paint brush and black paint (or another color of your choice) to add the sheep’s features to the frame. You can use stencils or a stencil cutter to create precise shapes, or freehand the design.
  4. Once the paint is dry, use glue or Mod Podge to attach small wooden or felt sheep figurines or cutouts to the frames. You can place them anywhere on the frame, but they look particularly cute peeking out from the corners.
  5. Allow the glue or Mod Podge to dry completely.
  6. Finally, insert your favorite photo into the frame and enjoy your shabby sheep picture frame!

Note: You can also vary the design by using different color, or different material for sheep cutouts. You can also use a decoupage technique to make it more appealing.

Remember that, the key to a shabby chic look is to make it look aged and imperfect, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different techniques and materials to achieve the look you want.