Thursday, January 28, 2010

Valentine's Craft: Rosette Picture Frame

Here's a fun Valentine's craft to add to your decor!

Here's what you will need:

-Wooden frame $1 (Michael's)
-Acrylic paint $0.57 ( I used black and off-white)
-Ribbon 1/4" thick $0.47 (I used an off-white cream color)
-Wooden letters $1 (I found some at the dollar store!)
-Mod Podge $3.97 (or clear lacquer)

1. You're going to start by painting a couple of coats onto your wooden frame. Once that dries then put on some pod podge or clear lacquer. I did mod modge in opposite directions to achieve a canvas texture.

2. While your clear coat is drying, paint your wooden letters. I used an off-white paint to match my ribbon.
3. While all of the paint is drying, you can go ahead and start on your ribbon rosettes. I made about 34ish. So it will take a bit of time.
     Start by folding some ribbon into a 90 angle between your fingers. Then all you are going to do is fold each piece over the other until you reach about 18 folds.

    Then you're let all the folds pop out so you can see the whole accordion that you've just made. 
    Now you should be holding two loose ribbon strands at the end of the accordion. With your other hand pull just one of the pieces down until you get a little rosette that looks like this...
    You will want to hot glue the back of the rosette so that it doesn't come apart on you. 
4. Then you'll hot glue all of your rosettes onto the edge of the heart on your frame. 
5. Next, with Mod Podge or another appropriate adhesive, attach your dried wooden letters. 

6. Place a picture inside and....ENJOY!



  1. Hey guys! What a cute frame! I can't believe you made each one of those rosettes!! wow! Gorgeous!
    happy crafting,

  2. Amazing, love this! Those roses are great to know how to make. Thanks for posting this!

  3. This is so cute! I love how-to for the little rosettes. Thanks for sharing!

  4. It must have taken forever to make all those tiny rosettes. It looks great! Thanks for linking up!

  5. Adorable.

    I am following you, added your button to my side bar and would love to have you do the same.


  6. Thanks so much for linking up on 30days. What a cute project. Thanks for sharing. xoxo Mique



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