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The Shabby Creek Cottage DIY Challenge for January: Photo Frame

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Happy Saturday, My Lovelies!  I decided to take Gina's DIY challenge for January: a DIY photo frame.  This craft is so easy, y'all will be embarrassed for me, I'm sure.  But I like how it turned-out, and it's something super easy you can make just in time for Valentine's Day!

Below are the challenges Gina has thought of for 2018:

First, let's take a look at the supplies you'll need.  I bought all my supplies at Michael's except for the ribbon, and the frame was less than $2.00.

Clockwise from top left:  Elmer's glue, pencil, balsa wood heart, scissors, fabric adhesive sheets, seam binding ribbon via Etsy, and photo frame with heart-shaped cutout.


1.  Choose your fabric: One for the frame and a different one for the heart.

2.  Take the paper out of the frame, and place it facedown on the paper backing of the fabric.

3.  With the pencil, draw the outline of the frame including the heart cutout.  

4.  Use the scissors to cut on the lines you drew.

5.  Carefully peel off the fabric backing of the fabric and adhere the fabric to the front of the frame.  Do it slowly and start on the side with the heart.  Try not to stretch the fabric.

6.  Do steps 3 - 5 with the heart.  

7.  Glue the fabric heart on the frame.  If you prefer, you may use a hot glue gun.

8.  Cut a 6" length from the ribbon and tie it into a small bow.  Glue it to the small heart and trim ribbon if needed.

Isn't this the easiest DIY frame project *ever*????

Also, when you're giving a frame as a gift, it's a nice touch to handwrite a quote and stick it in the frame rather than keep the impersonal photos that come with frames.  

Link to The Shabby Creek Cottage HERE.

Will you try this craft?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. That is a really, really cute idea, Ricki. Perfect for Valentine's Day! I hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

  2. Cute, RJ. I look forward to following your challenge. You are always so clever.

  3. It's so cute, RJ. I'm terrible with fabric. The self-stick stuff sounds like a godsend!


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