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  • Recipe Card Shadow Box

    September 07, 2022

    No one makes a cheesecake quite like dear old Mema! If you’re lucky enough to get that recipe from her, especially one handwritten in her special cursive style, you may want to commemorate it in a shadow box in your kitchen space. Our Gilbert shadow box, like all our shadow box frames, includes a UV-resistant acrylic which will protect this irreplaceable piece of family history.

    Recipe Card Shadow Box Supplies

    Supplies:

    • Gilbert Shadow Box with Cocoa Suede backer
    • Patterned Paper
    • Recipe cards
    • Baking accessories: measuring spoons, cookie cutters
    • Hot Glue

    Recipe Card Shadow Box Step 1

    While you might be up for framing this piece of family history now, you might want access to these recipe cards in the future. Create your own photo corners by using acid-free patterned paper. Cut strips into ½-inch x 2-inch pieces. Fold the two ends underneath to form a triangle shape, as shown. Slip these pieces on the corner of each recipe card.

    Recipe Card Shadow Box Step 2

    To mount the cards in the shadow box apply adhesive on the back of the photo corners only and add to your shadow box backer. Arrange to allow for room for other accessories to add some character and tell a story. The great part about a shadow box is the depth that allows you to add three-dimensional elements to it!  

    Recipe Card Shadow Box Step 3

    Adhere accessories, such as vintage cookie cutters or measuring spoons to the frame using hot glue. Bonus if they’re actually from the recipe writer themselves!

    Recipe Card Shadow Box

    Mount in the frame with the UV acrylic held in front which will stop it from fading or being discolored.

    Recipe Card Shadow Box

    Recipe Card Shadow Box Close Up

    Display this shadow box in the place where recipes are made and add it to your kitchen display for an easy read when making that famous Mema cheesecake!

    Recipe Box Shadow Box Tutorial Pinterest


    About The Author

    Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.
  • Wood Barn Quilt Art

    August 17, 2022

    Add some country flair to your walls with a DIY wood barn quilt art!  This art style is traditionally made of wood scraps, but we’ll showcase how to make it using a cheap wood tumbler game found at the dollar store. These wood blocks can easily be cut, stained, painted and laid out in a pattern of your choice. Enjoy the puzzle aspect of this craft and be in awe of the outcome that stands out in the natural wood of our Nesta Floater Frame.

    DIY Wood Barn Quilt Art Supplies

    Supplies:

    • Nesta Frame 10 x 10”
    • Dollar store wood tumbler game(s)
    • Hot Glue Gun
    • Stain or paint (optional)
    • Rag or paintbrush
    • Rubber gloves

    Wood Barn Quilt Step 1

    Open up your box (or two) of the wood tumbler game and sort them by your desired attributes. It could be by wood grain, color, textural patterns, or anything that will help distinguish a pattern.

    Wood Barn Quilt Step 2

    Lay out your pattern and adhere to your foam board backer in any pattern you desire. Tip: try not to get any excess glue on the fronts or else it won’t take the stain.

    If any pieces hang off, use a saw to cut them square to fit the frame.

    Wood Barn Quilt Step 3

    Use a rag to apply a light layer of stain to give your wood pieces some character. Wipe the excess stain off with a new rag.

    Allow to dry overnight in a well-ventilated area. Once dry, frame in your Nesta frame using canvas clips on the back.

    Wood Barn Quilt Art Final Product

    While wood barn quilts are traditionally meant to hang outdoors, we suggest keeping this one inside.

    DIY Wood Barn Quilt Art Project

    No one will know this puzzling piece was made with a cheap dollar store game, but instead, they’ll be in awe at this farmhouse-inspired beauty!


    About The Author

    Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.
  • Free Boho Printable Wall Art

    July 25, 2022

    Finding art to fill a frame can be challenging, with so many options available. Picking a frame style is half the challenge. Once you've got your frames selected, finding art is the next step. A great way to decorate without breaking the bank is by adding free printables to your picture frames. 

    Here ar 8 bohemian-inspired printables you can download and print to display in your picture frames!

    How To Print Free Art

    Free art is a great way to add to your space on a budget. Most printable art is inexpensive (or free like our boho printables). That allows you to fill up space on a wall or shelf, or to switch up your art easily and affordably whenever your heart desires.

    Depending on the size of the frame and art, you can print the files from your home printer or can get the files printed locally. You can also take advantage of our custom printing service. Just choose "print & frame" on any picture or canvas frame and upload the file.

    Choose Your Size

    It's important to know what size your file will print at because not all files will fit the frame size you might need for your space. Our free printable boho art files are available in a variety of common frame sizes to fit your needs. First, measure the space where your art will go. Then you can download printable art that's perfect for the space.

    When using our print and frame service, you can also add a mat to your custom framed print. This will add to the overall size of your frame but can really help to elevate any art, like our free nursery wall art printables.

    Save the files to your device in the right size for your space and uploading is easy.

    Boho Geometric Printables

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    Free Boho Leaf Printable

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    Free Boho Line Art Profile Printable

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    Printable Boho Leaf

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    Free Boho Line Art Printable

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    Free Boho Sun & Moon Printable

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    Free Boho Line Art Butterfly Printable

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    Free Boho Pastel Printable

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    We hope you enjoy this free printable abstract art. Stay tuned for more free printables on the blog!

    PLEASE NOTE: These free printable wall art files are for personal use only. Thanks!

    Free Printable Boho Art Pin

     


    About The Author

    Brittany DeMauro Headshot Brittany DeMauro is the Creative Director here at CustomPictureFrames.com. With a background in creative writing and a passion for all things DIY, you'll find her in the shop crafting content. She can always find space for a fun gallery wall and loves discovering new artists to display around her home (in custom frames, of course!) When she's not creating content for our brand, she can most likely be found binging shows on Netflix with her two cats.
  • Free Printable Art For Kids' Rooms

    July 11, 2022

    Decorating a kid's room can be challenging, especially when younger. A nursery is a special place for your new family member, but it'll take some time to learn their interests and personality as they grow and explore. A great way to decorate your child's room without breaking the bank is by adding free printables. That way, you can switch out the art later on once your little one figures out what they like!

    Here are 6 adorable printables you can download and print to display in your kids' rooms!

    Free Art For Girl's Room

    Boho Kids Art Blue

    How To Print Free Art

    Free art is a great way to add to your space on a budget. Most printable art is inexpensive (or free like our children's art). That allows you to fill up space on a wall or shelf, or to switch up your art easily and affordably whenever your heart desires.

    Depending on the size of the frame and art, you can print the files from your home printer or can get the files printed locally. You can also take advantage of our custom printing service. Just choose "print & frame" on any picture or canvas frame and upload the file.

    Choose Your Size

    It's important to know what size your file will print at because not all files will fit the frame size you might need for your space. Our free printable kid's art files are available in a variety of common frame sizes to fit your needs. First, measure the space where your art will go. Then you can download printable art that's perfect for the space.

    When using our print and frame service, you can also add a mat to your custom framed print. This will add to the overall size of your frame but can really help to elevate any art, like our free nursery wall art printables.

    Save the files to your device in the right size for your space and uploading is easy.

    Printable Pink Shooting Star

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    Free Boho Pink Rain Cloud Printable

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    Free Boho Pink Moon Printable

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    Printable Blue Shooting Star

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    Free Boho Blue Rain Cloud Printable

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    Free Boho Blue Moon Printable

    Download: 8x10 inches | 12x18 inches | 16x20 inches | 24x36 inches

    We hope you enjoy this free printable abstract art. Stay tuned for more free printables on the blog!

    PLEASE NOTE: These free printable wall art files are for personal use only. Thanks!

    Free Printable Pink Boho Kid Art Pin

    Free Printable Blue Boho Kid Art Pin


    About The Author

    Brittany DeMauro Headshot Brittany DeMauro is the Creative Director here at CustomPictureFrames.com. With a background in creative writing and a passion for all things DIY, you'll find her in the shop crafting content. She can always find space for a fun gallery wall and loves discovering new artists to display around her home (in custom frames, of course!) When she's not creating content for our brand, she can most likely be found binging shows on Netflix with her two cats.
  • Macrame Frame

    June 29, 2022

    Bring on the boho vibes and get your macramé on! Pair your favorite wood frame with macramé cording to create this texture-filled wall art piece. Once you learn some basic knots used in macramé, your confidence will grow as you mix and match them to design a dimensional photo display in your home. The rustic grooves of our Bruno frame are the perfect complement to this bohemian-style craft that can be displayed just as easily in your living room as your bedroom space.

    Macrame Frame Project Supplies

    Supplies:

    • Bruno Frame
    • Macrame Cord
    • Wood Beads
    • Scissors
    • Printed 4 x 6 photo
    • Optional: Artificial Flowers

    Get comfy as this craft might take a little more time than you thought, but the outcome is so worth it! Before diving into the tips and tricks to make this photo-style macramé piece, let’s first review three popular knots used in macramé.

     LARK’S HEAD KNOT

    Lark's Head Knot Macrame Frame

    The lark’s head knot is used to secure your cord onto the base, which, in this case, is a wood Bruno frame.

    Start by cutting long pieces of cord 8 times the length of the frame. Fold one piece of cord in half with the loop under the top of your frame. Fold the long ends over the frame and pass through the loop.

    Pull to tighten the frame.

    Lark's Head Knot Macrame Frame Step 2

    Repeat to attach all cords to the frame. Our DIY Macrame Frame uses 18 cords attached with this lark’s head knots. Tip: If you plan to use a lot of square knots, which we will show you next, make the total number of cords on your frame divisible by 4.

    SQUARE KNOT

    Square Knot Macrame Frame

    The second most popular knot in macrame is the square knot which uses 4 strands of cord. We’ve labeled them 1,2,3 and 4 from left to right.

    Take cord 1 and fold over 2 and 3, then under cord 4.

    Take cord 4 and fold under 3 and 2, then over cord 1.

    Pull both 1 and 4 to tighten the first half of this knot. Note: the cords have now switched places slightly so now they are listed as 4, 2, 3, 1 going from left to right.

    Next, take cord 1 (which is now on the right) and fold over 3 and 2, then under cord 4.

    Take cord 4 and fold under 2 and 3 then over cord 1.

    Pull both 4 and 1 to tighten the square knot.

    Square Knots Macrame Frame Step

    Square knots can be repeated with the same cords or you can skip the first two in a row and use the next four to create an alternating square knot pattern. 

    SPIRAL KNOT

    Spiral Knot Macrame Frame

    A spiral knot can be made with as few as 2 cords, but here we are showing it with four.

    Take the left-most cord and fold over the group, then behind and back over itself. Pull tight and the knot moves to the top. Repeat this step with the same left-most cord. As you create these repeat knots, they will spiral around the section, hence the name.

    This knot can also be done going the other direction with the right-most cord. This is a great knot to complete on either side of a threaded wood bead, as seen here.

    PHOTO AREA

    Macrame Photo Frame

    To create the photo area of this DIY Macrame Frame, we created a series of square knots with the 4 left most strands and the 4 right most strands. The ten strands in the middle were knotted together with an alternating square knot pattern to make it more full.

    Macrame Frame Final Cropped

    Once knots have formed that match the height of the photo (in this case, 4 inches), tie all the strands together using a row of square knots. You’ll then be able to slide a photo in, securing it with the vertical columns of square knots on the left and right sides.

    FINISHING THE FRAME

    Finishing Macrame Frame

    To finish the frame, secure your cords on the bottom of the frame with knots underneath.

    Macrame Frame Fringe

    Trim the excess cord, leaving a few inches. Unwind the braided ends and use a comb to separate the pieces with a fringe effect.

    Macrame Frame Bottom Cropped

    Embellish your macramé frame by slipping in artificial flowers and a favorite photo print.

    Macrame Frame Final Project Vertical

    Add hanging hardware and display! You’re KNOT going to regret the time spent on this bohemian-style creation!  

    DIY Macrame Frame

    DIY Macrame Frame Pinterest


    About The Author

    Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.