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!

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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.

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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!

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Love & light,


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  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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