DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial | Mimi, Mommy and Me: DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

July 10, 2014

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

This idea to refashion my Ikea picture frame with scraps of fabric came to me while laying in bed one night. Do you hear stories like that all the time? I do. People are always saying how an idea came to them at night.

Well I finally have one of those "it came to me at night" idea stories! After thinking about it, what seemed like all night long, morning finally arrived and I got to try out my idea.

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

Now I have to admit, my initial thought process for this frame did not include an ombré design. To tell you the truth, I'm actually quite tired of seeing ombré designs EVERYWHERE.


DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

But when I laid out my fabric scraps and started trying out the different designs I'd envisioned the night before, they didn't look as fantastic as I'd hoped.

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

But as I gathered my pink pieces together (as pink is one of the best colors around, besides teal, that is) I begrudgingly came to the conclusion that I would have to make the design ombrè.

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

It was the only option. Which also meant that I now have to stop being so mean to ombrè designs and give them a chance.

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

I really like how my happy little pink ombrè frame turned out!

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

But I am determined that the teal frame that I want to make will not be an ombrè.

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

Funny story on how this frame design ended up!  As you can tell from my pictures, the white and light pink were supposed to be at the top of the frame.

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

But in my finished photos, the darker pink is at the top.

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

I didn't take into account which side was the top before I started gluing all my fabric scraps down and it wasn't until I turned it over to insert my picture that I realized I'd glued them on upside down.

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

But it turned out to be a happy mistake because I really like it with the dark pink at the top!

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

Although next time I'm going to try really hard to remember to make sure I have the frame going the right way before I glue anything down.

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

I know I titled this as a tutorial and have just rambled on the whole time about nothing, but the pictures pretty much explain the process.

(For a less rambled, more tutorialed post, check out this one on how I made a card from a gift bag. :))

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

This tutorial in a nutshell: pick your fabric, pick your design, cut, glue, enjoy.

DIY Picture Frame Refashion Tutorial

Oh, and make sure your frame is right side up and get over any stupid design prejudices you may have before you begin.

Now be honest, have you caved to any uber-trends that you were previously dead set against? Please, do tell!...


 
 
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7 comments:

  1. Very cute! I don't mind the ombre at all! It looks warm and handmade! Great job!
    Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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    1. Aww, thanks! It was fun to make!

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  2. The picture frame is adorable! What a sweet idea! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up at A Virtuous Woman's Sundays at Home. :)

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    1. Thank you, I like how it turned out! :)

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  3. I love this! It looks fast and easy, which are some great qualities of a craft, in my opinion. ;) Thanks for linking up at On Display Thursday!
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

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    1. Fast and easy are the two most important qualities with a toddler around, haha! :)

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  4. What a great tip! Hello, my name is Misty, from The LadyPrefers2Save at http://theladypreferstosave.com, and I'm one of the new co-hosts for the Merry Monday Linky Party! Thanks for linking up at the Merry Monday's Linky Party this week. Have an awesome weekend!

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