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Handmade vintage frame tutorial

It seems like I have not been posting for eternity. Here is one of my crafting projects: it is a handmade vintage frame. And it is a quick tutorial.

vintage frame tutorial

vintage frame tutorial

This was a cheap one dollar store wooden picture frame.


I have some vintage white and orange material and I torn it into straps and wrapped the frame with them. I used hot glue gun to attach the fabric straps to the frame.

I have also found a vintage photo album. It was 50+ year old. So, I used a piece of its paper for the back of the frame. Then I found some old and vintage photos in my family album. I have used three of vintage pictures for this vintage frame.

The top photo contains white birds on it. The lower one depicts my uncle in his youth and the lower photo has my mother’s friend with an old camera in her hand. So, it’s a love story. Two birds in love, a man and a woman fond of him and taking a picture of her loved one.

I glued the old photos onto the frame and made few rolled fabric flowers to decorate my vintage handmade photo frame.

Decoupage plus crocheting = upcycled picture and frame

As I have found out, upcycling is a fascinating thing. I have upcycled and decoupaged several glass bottles and even made couple of handmade lamps. Now I have used an old tile and a piece of card board to make a frame and a picture for my kitchen.

decoupage and crocheting upcycling

Here is my decoupage how to for it.

I had an old ceramic tile to start with.

decoupage and crocheting upcycling

I painted it using acrylic paint and a dish washing sponge. I let it dry. I had an old book with a pretty picture in it. So, I decoupaged the tile, used glue and transparent polish. Then, I applied some green acrylic paint to the edges of the tile around the picture. That was the decoupage part of upcycling.

Now, I have made a frame for the tile. I used a piece of card board and some old think yarn.

decoupage and crocheting upcycling

I just crocheted it over with the yarn. I have still one thing left. I have to make the card board back for the frame to insert the tile into it and I have to crochet the rope for the frame. You have already seen how this crocheting plus decoupage how to resulted in a nice picture.