I have been continuing on in my sign-making habit this past week and have the latest creation to share with you today! I had purchased these corrugated metal letters to spell out the word “Family” along a heart shape in the hopes of creating something with them and I finally decided that they would make great wall decor, especially on a rustic hand-made frame that would perfectly accentuate some pictures of…. yep, you guessed it… family! Here’s the DIY wood and metal family photo frame I came up with:
DIY Wood and Metal Family Photo Frame Materials & Supplies:
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|Compound Miter Saw
||White Chalk Paint
|Dark Walnut Wood Stain
||1-Inch Brad Nails
||Bulldog Metal Clips , 0.87 inch
Corrugated Metal Letters & Heart Shape (Hobby Lobby)
DIY Wood and Metal Family Photo Frame Wood List:
|1||1/4″ plywood||1/2 sheet|
DIY Wood and Metal Family Photo Frame Cut List:
|2||1/4″ plywood||26″ long x 8 1/2″ wide|
|2||1×2||27 1/2″ long end to long end (with each end mitered to 45º)|
|2||1×2||18 1/2″ long end to long end (with each end mitered to 45º)|
DIY Wood & Metal Family Frame Tutorial:
1.Cut two 1/4″ thick plywood boards to 26″ long x 8 1/2″ wide and attach together on the long side with wood glue.
2. Cut two 1×2 boards to 27 1/2″ long-end to long-end with each end mitered to 45 degrees.
3. Cut two 1×2 boards to 18 1/2″ long-end to long-end with each end mitered to 45 degrees.
4. Use wood glue and brad nails to attach the 1×2 boards around the plywood.
5. Paint the plywood boards with white chalk paint.
6. Stain the frame with Dark Walnut wood stain.
7. Use wood glue to attach the corrugated metal letters and heart to the plywood.
8. Glue a bulldog clip on each side of the heart (lined up with the top of the heart so there is room for a 4×6 photo below).
9. Clip a family photo in each bulldog clip and place in a nice, rustic spot of your choosing!
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