Making pumpkin photo frames is a simple craft that is quick to put together. Start with some old frames, add some paint, and embellishment and you’ll have adorable frames to display fall photos. We all have photos of our children or grandchildren, or maybe even ourselves in a fall setting. Make these pumpkin frames to show those photos off in your home to add to your fall decor.
Welcome to the September Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I’m sharing an easy fall craft project. My inspiration for this project was this pin from Country Design Style.
How to Make Pumpkin Photo Frames
As with most of the inspiration I find on Pinterest, I wanted to put my own spin on these “framed pumpkins.” I didn’t use the dish cloths like the pin image and I added a clip so make them usable as photo frames.
Supplies Used to Make Pumpkin Photo Frames:
- 4 x 6 Wood frames
- Old Shirt with ribs in material
- Faux Pumpkin Stems from dollar store pumpkins
- Mini Clip
- Chalk Paint and Brush
- Wax and Lint Free Cloth
- Hot Glue
I thought I was going to use the floral stems pictured here, but after placing them on the frames, I decided against using them. The frames were ones that were given to attendees of Haven Conference by DohVinci by Play Dough representatives. I had the paint and wax on hand.
I wanted the frames to be orange, but not a bright orange. To get a more muted look, I painted each frame with Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin and added some Waverly Wax.
After adding the brown wax, I used a link free cloth to wipe most of it away. I only wanted to mute the orange, not cover it.
I sorted through my stash of dollar store pumpkins and found three that had the same stems. I pulled them out of those pumpkins and glued each one to the top of the frame.
For the backing, I looked through a stash of old clothes that I have that I no longer wear, specifically looking for material that had some ribbing. I found one that was tan with long sleeves that was just right for this project. I cut the sleeves into three pieces to use, one for each frame.
How to Make the Backing for the Pumpkin Photo Frame:
- Cut the sleeve of the ribbed shirt into three sections.
- Place the glass from the frame inside a section of the sleeve.
- Place covered glass into frame.
- Cut the shirt sleeve up the center.
- Pull tautly to stretch the ribs of the material.
- Trim off excess material.
The last detail to add is a mini clip to hold a photo. I found some gold ones in my craft stash, so that’s what I used. A tiny dot of hot glue holds the clips in place.
The pumpkin photo frames were super easy to make and I love how they turned out. I also love that I spent zero new dollars to put them together.
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