Tissue Paper Frames

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I made these Anthropologie-inspired frames last night in a whirlwind of inspiration. I saw a picture of some colorful frames on the Anthro site, but each one was $38. I knew I could easily make my own. I planned to go to Michaels to pick up some wood frames, but as I changed out of my paint clothes into my shopping clothes, I noticed two dusty frames on top of my bedroom’s bookcase. Done!

And I had a lot of gift tissue on hand. This project was meant to be!

I love it when crafty magic happens like that!


These are the “Wax Print Frames” I originally saw. Even though they are beautiful, I’m still happy I made my own version!

OK, let’s do this! The first thing you need is patterned tissue paper. I bought this pack at Target because it came with all these beautiful contrasting prints! You can also use scrapbook paper if you don’t have tissue paper.


Next, frames! You can pick up any old wood frames at the thrift store, or find them in your house like I did! Cut up the tissue into strips or use a punch for other shapes. I simply used an Aleene’s Tacky Glue Stick to apply the paper to the frame. I didn’t want to use decoupage, I didn’t want that seepage, soaky, wet kind of look.

After the frames were covered I used a juicy gold leaf pen to trim the outside edges.

Now about the inside quote area…I used PicMonkey to design and HP Creations to size and print it. I have a surprise for you: If you want the printable here you go: 1Quote 2quote!


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I made a video for you with more complete directions!

El amor

La risa

Love & light,

One Response

  1. I love how beautiful and colorful these frames came out – I love tissue paper and find myself doing the same thing, whenever I happen to go out shopping if I see pretty tissue paper I buy it, you never know when it will come in handy, you’ve inspired me to create something for my brother and sister-in-law, after three boys and 12 years after their last boy they finally have their baby girl and I want to make them a frame, where they can create a special message for her about what she means to them. thanks again your work inspires me to keep crafting.

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