Sweet Nothings DIY Photo Frame

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All year, ever since I attended the Snap Conference, I’ve had this frame just waiting for a super cute project. I didn’t know quite what I wanted to do with it, until I had Mod Podge Rub-On Transfers in my hands. With quotes from the Mod Podge Friends/Love Rub-On Transfers, I created a Sweet Nothings photo frame, in honor of that holiday of love coming up soon.Sweet Nothings Photo Frame

Only a few supplies were needed, including the following:

  • Photo Frame
  • Craft Paint
  • Mod Podge Rub-On Transfers (come w/ popsicle stick)
  • Craft Knife and Cutting Mat
  • Photo for frame

Supplies for crafting a Valentine love photo frameThe first step is to paint the frame in the color of your choice; I used Apple Barrel Cloudless, giving the frame a chic light blue color. Give the frame a couple of coats if needed, letting it dry in between. Paint photo frameNext cut the phrases and words you want to use from the Mod Podge Rub-On Transfers. There was such a variety of words and phrases that it was hard to choose. Use a craft knife to cut around selected phraseI used quotes from both the Friends and Love selections; I wanted to pick phrases that really mean something to me and my honey…. words we use or have used in the past, even words that remind me of old songs we listened to back when we were dating…. for instance, Kiss Me, by Sixpence None the Richer. Who doesn’t love that song?

Anyway, back to the craft. After cutting out the phrases, take each one and decide how to place on the frame. You can do this however you prefer; you may even cut phrases apart to spread the words out and make different patterns. Use a ruler to keep longer phrases straight or gaps even. Use a ruler to make sure transfer is straight on frameOnce the word or phrase is situated, rub over it with your finger to help it stick; then briskly rub the transfer with a popsicle stick (provided with the transfers). Rub on Mod Podge transfer to frame with a popsicle stickMake sure you’ve rubbed over every inch of the print. Then slowly peel back the transfer paper, making sure letters have adhered to the frame. Peel transfer paper off photo frameI didn’t really have a problem with it sticking; the words all adhered very well to the frame.Adding Mod Podge transfers to frame in various ways

This is such a fun project, and while it may look like a smaller project, it’s a little more time-consuming, being that you’re filling up the frame with sweet nothings. When you’re all done, add a photo of you and your true love to complete your Sweet Nothings photo frame.Sweet Nothings photo frame with photo So cute, chic, and meaningful too. I plan on setting this on my nightstand table where I can see it every morning and night.

Have you been working on any craft/DIY projects lately, especially for Valentine’s Day?

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(Disclosure: I received the photo frame as a part of the swag gifts from the Snap Conference. The Mod Podge Rub-On Transfers were provided, free of charge, by Plaid Crafts, for the purposes of a craft/review. All views/opinions remain honestly and solely my own.)

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