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{Little Frame Made Big} Tutorial

I have been in the process of redecorating my bedroom the last few months. I wanted to do a little gallery art wall in there. I picked a wall and got to work. I found a few things I wanted to put up on it. I had a small frame that I bought at a local thrift store. I loved it, but it was too small for what I was putting it with. I decided to redesign it so it looked like a bigger frame.

Here is my little frame:
I love the chunkiness of it! The size of the frame is- 7.50"x 6".

To make it "look" bigger I had my hubby cut out a piece of wood bigger then it. I just kind of eyeball how much bigger I wanted it. The size of the board ended up being- 15.25"x11".
I painted the top of it white. I did 3 coats of paint. While that was drying I got on my cricut and cut out a bunch of zig zags. When the board dried I put them on it.
When my mom saw me doing this she thought I was making a flag for the 4th of July. No its not that. I just used scrap vinyl I had in my stash!

Next, I painted black over the vinyl so it would make zig zags on the board.

When that dried I peeled off the vinyl.

I wanted all the sides to be solid black so I put the board between 2 things to hold it up and painted the sides. I did have to wait until each side dried and then I would rotate it.

While that was drying I took my little frame and spray painted it black.

I am not sure what I was thinking, but I didn't get pictures of the next steps. Sorry! 

After the frame dried I took some sand paper and sanded around the edges on the inside and outside. I wanted to make it look a little worn. I also did that around the board as well. 

Next, I put a family picture in it and then screwed it onto the board. This way I can remove the screws and change the picture up!!

Lastly, I put a claw teeth hanger on the back of it.
(You can kind of see the screws in this pic)

Here is what the new bigger frame looks like all done:

EEEK!!! I Love how it turned out!!! It definitely makes my little frame look like it was actually a big frame!!! 

**I will post a picture of it on my gallery wall as soon as I get it all finished!!**

Joining the Following Link Parties:
One Artsy Mamathe Grant Life

Blissful and Domestic

Chef In Training

52 MantelsThe Taylor House


  1. Wow! This looks great. Will your gallery wall be all black and white frames?

  2. This looks very nice. I am sure it looks great up on the wall!

  3. Love it! This is soooo cute! I just enjoy everything you share with is.

  4. Oh wow! You did make that little frame bigger! Great way to frame a treasured picture!

  5. Gorgeous! Awesome way to fake a large frame! :)

  6. Super cute! Love how that turned out! And I'm diggin' the chevron! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

  7. This turned out so cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing at the Creative Corner Hop.

    Holly's Stamping Addiction

  8. Wow, that turned out great! I love it. Your newest follower from the Creative Corner blog hop. :)

    Kathy @

  9. Hi Jill

    Congrats! Your super crafty diy frame was one of our top crafty picks from this past week's Crafty Showcase. We are featuring you on our blog and will be giving you a shout out on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

    Thanks for sharing! Stop on over and link up some new ideas Sat-Thur when our Showcase opens back up!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  10. I am so in love with this frame I can barely stand it. I found your feature over at Lindsay's and had to come check it out!

  11. Such a great idea! And, I love the way it turned out!

    I've shared on pinterest :)

  12. This is Melissa @ Daisy Mae Belle. LOVE this frame! I am going to have to make this for my daughter's room! Just pinned it!

    1. Thank you so much! You are too kind:)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  13. I'll be featuring YOU this afternoon over on my blog. Thank you so much for linking up with {wow me} wednesday.

    Ginger @

  14. what a great project! Looks really nice!



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