I have been wanting to add some fun decorations to my craft room for awhile now. I go back and forth between liking the simplicity of nothing really going on, and the desire to add fun details. Then Deonna from The Child at Heart Blog asked if I wanted to participate in a fun DIY frame post. Of course it sounded too fun to pass up! As I was thinking about what I wanted to do, I decided my craft room needed some extra color, especially since it is spring now! I decided I would add a fun fabric around the matte to give that pop of color I was looking for. I also decided I needed a little inspiration too, so I created a few printables. I have included them in this post so you can print them off and enjoy a little inspiration too!
Here’s how to make your very own fabric covered matte frame:
What you need-
–This target frame. I got the 11×14 frame which had a matte that made the inside 5×7.
-1/2 yard of fabric. You will have extra fabric left over, or you can make 2 frames with 1/2 a yard.
-A pen and ruler
-A fun picture or printable to add to your finished frame 🙂
Step one: Lay your fabric right side down then lay your matte on top.
Step 2: Trace around the outside and inside of the frame.
Step 3. Take a ruler and measure/trace an inch around the OUTSIDE of the big rectangle, and then measure/trace and inch around the INSIDE of the small rectangle.
Step 4. Cut around the biggest rectangle and the smallest rectangle.
Step 5. Snip at a diagonal the corners.
Cut to the corner of the rectangle so you can pull back each flap to crease at your line.
Step 6. Iron along the lines you drew then place the matte on top of your fabric.
Step 7. Tape or glue your fabric to the matte.
I personally taped mine so I could switch out the fabric later if I wanted!
Add your picture or printable and your done! Such an easy way to add a fresh pop of fun color to your room!
For the middle frame, I actually used a 8×10 printable, but I didn’t want the actual frames to be different sizes. So I cut the matte to have an 8×10 opening, but if you want an 8×10 opening, Target has that size (the frame is bigger)!
For the printables I did a word arrow with inspiring quotes or bible verses. Click the links to download the word arrows:
Both of those are 5×7. When printing make sure your scaling is set to 100%.
For the 8×10 printables here are the links for download:
And here are other fun DIY target frames by other super talented bloggers!