DIY Jewel Picture Frame
Introducing my DIY Valentine jewel picture frame! I often let Hazel pick out a little something at the craft store when we make our weekly visits. On our last trip she chose a pack of Valentine’s Day heart jewels in shades of pink, red, and purple. While she has been busy gluing them on construction paper, mommy has been busy making herself a Valentine’s Day picture frame for her office!
I chose to just cover one corner of the frame with jewels for a modern look, but if you wanted to totally bedazzle your frame you could cover the whole thing! I used my new frame to show off this pretty LOVE print by Paper Canoe Printables, my favorite source for cute instantly downloadable prints like the coffee print in my kitchen.
Supplies for Valentine Jewel Picture Frame
- Wood craft picture frame
- Assorted flat-back craft jewels (my package came with a mix of pink, red, purple, and clear)
- Pink and red craft paint (I used Martha Stewart paint in Pink Dahlia and Love Bird)
- Small paint brush
- Stencil tape (or masking tape)
- Craft glue (I used tacky glue)
How to Decorate the Frame
Step 1. You can paint your frame a single color, or if you want to make a color-blocked frame like I did, use the seams in the corners of a frame as a guide and tape off each corner. Paint the top and bottom sides pink, remove tape and let dry completely. Then re-tape and paint the remaining two sides red.
Step 2. Go nuts adding your jewels! I used tacky glue, but a glue gun or more permanent craft glue like e6000 would also work. To finish the frame, I filled in some of the gaps between jewels with a few sequins.
This is the perfectly easy project for kids to do. In fact, Stella and Hazel made their own. It was really cute, I just forgot to take a photo of it for this post!