Looking for a way to jazz up a cheap picture frame or create a handmade gift for the holidays? This simple DIY twine wrapped picture frame turns out super cute and it is easy enough that older kids could even make it themselves. Changes things up by adding fabric flowers, sea shells, or dried leaves.
- Wooden picture frame – Look for a fairly thin frame. I went with a cheap unfinished frame I found at the craft store similar to this one here.
- Foam brush – I used this to add the glue to the frame. It made it much easier to get an even layer.
- Tacky glue – This is to hold the twine in place on front of the frame
- Hot glue gun – I secured the twine on the back, near the edges and every few inches, with hot glue to make it more secure.
- Accessories to add to the frame – I used a fabric flower (similar to this) on my frame. I think this would look great with sea shells on it too but you could add on almost any type of accessory to customize it.
I used a single strip of washi tape at the top and bottom of my frame to cover up the exposed wood before getting started. You could always wrap your frame differently to cover up the wood if you prefer the solid twine look.
Secure the end of your twine to the back of your frame with a thin strip of hot glue. When that is dry, use the foam brush to brush a thick layer of tacky glue onto part of the front of the frame. I tried to add enough glue for several rows of twine. Don’t add too much glue at a time because you don’t want it to dry before you add the twine.
Secure with hot glue every inch or so along the back. I also added a thin strip of hot glue to the pieces of twin on the front that were along the edges so they didn’t get snagged.
Finish your frame off with whatever accessories you want to use. Add your favorite picture and give this to someone on your holiday list for a great personalized gift.
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