All of the materials you need are
available at your local crafting and hobby store or at a local discount
retailer. You can even use frames that you already have around your
house. Find a frame that needs some “flare” and dress it up. This
craft is an easy way to subtly change your home decor and only spend a few
What you will need:
Plain picture frame (look
around in the spare room or attic for old frames)
Crafting paint or paint pens in your choice of colors
Small paint brush
To create a quotation frame,
1. choose the frame you will be
2. choose the color of crafting paint you will be using,
3. and choose the quotation you want to put onto your frame.
generally free-hand the quotations onto the frames and I feel that this adds
to the unique look of these photo frames. (I have also found it is sometimes
difficult to stencil quotations onto frames due to the small surface space you
are working with.)
Once you have decided on the above
three things, all there is left to do is begin! Be creative and let your
imagination guide you. There are so many possibilities to this craft,
I’m sure you’ll want to make a dozen!
Where can I find quotes?
Look around you! Find an
everyday saying that means something special to you, or you look through
magazines or on the internet for quotations and sayings. Check your
local public library. There are several books available on quotations
Make a collection of frames in
different sizes and/or colors with quotes from the same person.
Use the same exact frame style and
color as well as the same crafting paint color and use quotations from
different authors with the same meaning. (example: quotes about love,
children, pets, etc.)
Add colorful touches to the frame
such as polka dots, swirls, or use glitter paint for an extra sparkle.
Add rhinestones or beads the frame
for an extra special touch. I think it is adorable to dot an ‘I”
with a colored rhinestone.
For your child’s room, make a
frame and quote a favorite cartoon character or action hero.
Create a frame for a friend or
loved one with a “quote” that reminds you of them. I gave a close
friend a quotation frame as a gift with the quote “I know I’m right!”
painted on to it, because that is what she always says!
For a spiritual person in your
life create a frame with a verse from the Bible.
You aren’t limited to using
quotations from famous people. Use sayings and phrases such as “I’m
the mom and that’s why!” or “Man’s Best Friend.”
Make the graduate in the family a
“Class of ...” frame.
Combine two craft projects in one!
I used the “distressed” crafting technique on this frame, then added
“Make yourself necessary to
someone.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“To thy own self be true.”
“Dream as if you’ll live
forever...” James Dean
“A friend is two souls dwelling
in one body.” Aristotle