mod podged fabric frame

The title pretty much sums it up!
You might remember this little guy that made an appearance on the table I recently refinished for a friend. It was such an easy craft and one that puts fabric scraps to use in a really chic way.

I used one of the fabric swatches I got for free from the friendly folks at Tonic living, and the other items I already had (the only thing I spent money on was the $1.50 frame from Michaels!)
I began by coating the front of the frame with mod podge (I used the outdoor kind, but any mod podge types would be fine).

The frame was laid flat on the fabric & I just adjusted to make sure the print was straight and the fabric taut.

With a pencil, I marked the angles of the corners, indicating where I would make the cuts in the fabric.

Then I punctured a hole with a scissor blade, and cut to the corners of the frame. The centers of the fabric were then trimmed.

I mod podged the remaining flaps,

and flattened them against the frames. They were left to dry for a couple of hours.

For the chalkboard insert, I just used the paper insert that came with the frame, and painted it with Martha Stewart’s chalkboard paint (about 3 coats), and let it dry {I forgot to take pictures of this one}
Now, I have a really fun coral chevron frame that only cost me $1.50!

now modeling with some of my favourite items: books, fun straws, and my brass elephants.
Not only is this great for helping declutter my fabric drawer, but it’s also showcasing the print in a fun way. Try it sometime! :)


  1. says

    Awesome idea!! I think I have a few of those cheap-o frames around somewhere. Thanks for the inspiration. That fabric is fantastic.

  2. says

    your corners on this project turned out awesome! Mine never turn out that good!
    I am visiting from Skip to my Lou, and I have been looking through all your projects. You have some great, great stuff here! I would love it if you'd come over and link up some of your OLDER posts (that's right, Older). I host and oldie's link party, where we strive to give a little more exposure

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