A picture frame (you pick the size).
Acrylic paint (a small spray can in your choice of color).
A print or picture at least 8-1/2 x 11 in size to cut-up and adhere
to the frame.
Packet of instant coffee (optional).
Mod Podge Gloss Lustre (use this combo glue/varnish or a similar
Any kind of brush (to apply Mod Podge).
Cloth for clean-up.
Photograph of you, your parents, your baby, your dog, your bunny,
or whatever to insert in the finished frame (black & white
or color photo: You make the call).
Paper Play Project is pretty simple, pretty satisfying, and makes
for a pretty present...
Clean off the frame, especially if it's dirty.
Depending on your preference, you can either leave the frame color
"as is" or spray paint on a new color. Be sure to let
it dry overnight.
If you like, you can give your print or picture an aged look by
staining with instant coffee. Carefully sprinkle the coffee granules
on the print. Be sure to experiment so you don't ruin your picture.
Cut up the print or picture you're going to glue to the frame
any way you wish. Some people like a collage look while others
prefer neat, symmetrical cut-outs.
After cutting up the picture, simply apply the Mod Podge to the
back of it and glue to the frame.
Then, once all of the picture pieces are in place, apply the Mod
Podge over the cut out pictures. Mod Podge should be dry in 10
minutes. Use a damp cloth for any spills.
Insert the photo in the picture frame, gift wrap it and you're
finished. Then wait for the smiles as you present your decoupage