Summer Vacation Photo Frame

I can’t get enough of this Sweet Summer frame – My only regret is that I didn’t think of it sooner!🍉

All you need are a few inexpensive items to make this adorable crafty frame for your cute summer pictures! Total cost for this adorable frame is about $7 and you will have enough left over pieces to use for a 2nd frame.

Supplies:

  • Wood Frame
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Stick
  • Favorite Summer Photo
  • Acrylic Pink Paint
  • Acrylic White Paint
  • Dollar Tree Signs
  • Dollar Tree Fruit Signs
  • Thick Bristle Paint Brush
  • Thin Bristle Paint Brush

First you’ll pick your favorite color of paint for the frame. I narrowed down my choices to hot pink, orange, lime green or white. I went with bright pink because pink is my fave! Any of these four colors would look great!

Paint the frame on the front and all edges with one coat one solid color. I did not paint the back but you can. If you find after the first coat dries that you can still see the wood through it you can add a second coat after about an hour.

 

After you let this coat dry for about an hour you are ready to stick your sweet summer sign at the top. You can pick any of these three signs but I thought it was appropriate for the picture I used. Make sure to save the other two for another craft someday.

Simply pull off the top sign that it stapled to the ribbon.

Decide if you are going to use your frame vertically or horizontally. Because the picture I choose was horizontally place the size at the longer top but both ways will work great! Try to set up all decorative pieces before gluing.

Next you’ll choose your fruit. Although all three pieces of fruit would have fit on the frame I like the simplicity of only the two and I feel like it framed the edges of the frame better. I dropped the watermelon and only used the oranges and kiwi.

If you don’t feel real safe with painting after the picture is in place you can wait and do the picture after all the painting is done.

So I put the picture in place closed up the back so it was centered perfectly then I get ready for my white polka dots. You’ll take your thinner bristle brush and open the top and just dip in small amounts and try to evenly space out the polka dots all over the frame.

Here are my leftover wood pieces to use for another frame.🍉
…..it has found a happy place out in my nautical beach room!

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