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.
I made a video for you with more complete directions!
Love & light,