Today we have a super cute and easy DIY wedding project that is great for adding some personalized decor to your day. Designed by Ruffles & Rouge and photographed by JoPhoto, this tutorial is one that can be done by first-time DIYers and master crafters alike.
These open framed art pieces would also be sweet little additions to a bridal shower too. They can be used for monograms, table numbers or any other fun design element! Here is the step-by-step tutorial from Ruffles & Rouge…
Creating open framed art is such a simple way to customize your wedding, your house, or even a nursery. It can add a personal and functional touch to any special occasion. From monogrammed letters to vintage keys, even table numbers. The possibilities are endless!
- Unfinished wood open frame any size (with the back & prongs removed)
- Acrylic Paints and Brush (2 Colors: 1 for frame and one for fabric paint color)
- Sandpaper or Crackle Finishing Paint
- A Glue Gun
- A Piece of fabric cut to the size of the back of the frame
- Stencils, Wooden Numbers or whatever items you would like to showcase in the middle of the frame
1. The first step is painting your frame. With a brush or sponge brush, apply paint liberally so you don’t have to do several coats. Set aside and allow to it to dry.
2. Next, you will want to take your sandpaper and sand the edges of the frame to expose some of the wood underneath. (If you do not want a shabby look, you can skip this step). If you prefer a crackled finish, this is when you apply the crackle coat and allow to it to dry.
3. Next you will flip your frame over and with your glue gun, adhere your fabric to the back of the frame.
4. Last you will take your stencil and paint the letter(s) you want inside your frame. This is where you have so many options. You can make multiple frames and stencil table numbers for your wedding or even use unfinished wooden numbers and glue them to the front of the frames. If you want to add other items such as fabric flowers or skeleton keys, you can use needle and thread to sew these items to your fabric in lieu of glue.
And there you have it! You can get creative with this project and make framed decor to coordinate with your event by choosing different fabrics and paint colors. Easy peasy!