Saturday, May 11, 2013
DIY Wood sign with picture frame: Perfect for playroom or nursery
Fast forward five years and someone sent us a pecan pie in this awesome wood box. I saved the box and stored match box cars in it until last week when I realized the lid would made a perfect wood sign similar to what I have hanging in my living room - only this would be Fa-REE! Cha-ching! I also had a plain black frame sitting around that would work perfectly.
I am slightly obsessed with Thickers at the moment...so I used the Thickers with peel off tops so I could spray paint right over them and then later peel the top layer off. I wanted a sign that was blue and white with half of it striped and half a solid color.
After it was all taped, I spray painted the entire sign blue. Let it dry completely before peeling off the tape. Fix any small leaks with a white paint pen to hide imperfections.
If you want to add dots or a name to the frame go ahead and do it now. Take the back out of the frame and use a dot of glue in each corner to keep the glass in place. Then add a line of hot glue on three sides of the frame. Wherever you want the picture to slide in should not have glue. I wanted my frame to be slightly off the edge of the piece of wood, so that's the side that I did not put hot glue.
Slide in your picture and you have a beautiful wood sign with a picture frame.