Happy Monday everyone!
I hope your week is off to a great start. Today, my students are sharing their tutorial for some adorable DIY St. Patrick’s Day picture frames. I hope you’ll hop over to Curious & Crafty to take a peek (and leave a comment too)!
Today marks one week until St. Patrick’s Day! Are you crafting in preparation?
To celebrate St. Patty’s, we created some picture frames with split peas! This craft is affordable and fun, plus it is easy to make for most ages. All you need are some split peas, a picture frame, and some Mod Podge, and you’re ready to get started!
These frames could be great to spruce up your desk, or as a fun piece to put on the mantle in your living room. You can place one of your favorite pictures inside, or do what we did and create your own Irish/St. Patrick’s Day printable to display. We are big fans of PicMonkey in this group, so we had a great time making our own unique creations with it.
What will you be crafting for the upcoming holiday?
St. Patrick’s Day Picture Frames
Bowl for Mod Podge
Paper towels (in case you spill!)
Picture frame (we used ones with a flat surface on the sides)
Small sponge brush
Paper with Irish saying, or a picture for frame
1. Gather your materials. Lay out paper towels to work on top of so you don’t get Mod Podge on the table! Pour Mod Podge into Mod Podge bowl. Remove glass and backing from the picture frame, so you are only working on the frame itself (you don’t want to get Mod Podge on the glass!).
2. Dip your sponge brush into the Mod Podge to cover the bottom 1/3 of the brush. Dab the brush on to the flat surface of the frame, covering about 2 inches of the surface at a time.
3. Sprinkle split peas over the area you painted with Mod Podge. You can arrange them by hand or sprinkle them randomly.
4. Continue painting Mod Podge and sprinkling peas on the frame until it is fully covered.
5. Paint/dab an additional layer of Mod Podge lightly over the top of the split peas when all have been placed on the frame. The top layer of Mod Podge will help seal the peas on to the surface.
6. Allow frames to dry for at least one hour. Insert a picture or a paper with an Irish saying*** into the frame to finish. Enjoy your work!
***We created our printables on PicMonkey. We could customize our colors, fonts, and clip art easily.
If you’re looking for some extra tips to make your creations a success, we have some for you!