Mother's Day Decoupage Frame with Inspirational Quotes

A Mother's Day Decoupage Project With Easy Decoupage Instructions

Mothers Day Decoupage Frame...

Mother's Day is a great time for homemade gifts. Each year, I take the time to make something for my mom and I hope you will too. The following frame can be made using any patterned paper, so feel free to choose something that will suit her and her decor.

You can also choose to cut out your designs instead of using a whole piece of paper like I did here. That's part of the fun of decoupage. I just happened to fall in love with this artistically distressed paper and thought it would look best whole.

Mother's Day Decoupage Frame: Getting Started...

Materials and Tools:

  • wooden frame from craft store
  • fine grain sand paper
  • acrylic paint (white) and paint brush
  • decoupage glue or white glue and foam brush
  • water based varnish and soft side brush
  • spray bottle with water
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • clean lint free cloth
  • optional: printer and linen paper

Mother's Day Decoupage Inspiration Frame Instructions:

  • Clean Frame. Start by lightly sanding frame and cleaning with a soft lint free cloth.
  • Create Paper Template. If using a large piece of paper, it can be helpful to make a template to show you what part of the paper will look best.

Decoupage Tip: Trace frame and make a blackout template... Use the template to determine what part of the paper to use for your decoupgae project...

  • Trace Frame. Once you decide, draw an outline of the frame and opening on the back of the paper.
  • Cut Paper. Cut out paper very carefully.
  • Paint the wooden frame for this decoupage project...Paint Frame. Paint frame with acrylic paint. It may take a couple coats. This will seal the wood and get it ready for decoupage. Allow to dry between coats and sand as needed.
  • Glue Paper. Once paint is dry, you can glue down your paper using decoupage glue, such as Modge Podge or even Elmer's Glue (slightly watered down), applied with a wide foam brush for example. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Decoupage Tips:
Before applying glue, it is really helpful to dampen the paper with a spray bottle. This will allow the paper to tighten and then relax, which will prevent wrinkles that often occur as the paper dries from the glue.

The paper will curl as it tightens from the moisture...The paper will uncurl as it relaxes and is ready for decoupaging...

Above: In the first image, the paper curls up (tightens). In the second image the paper flattens (relaxes) and is ready to be glued down.

Apply decoupage glue with a foam brush...Also, when applying glue it can be helpful to start by gluing a corner of the paper only. Once that is glued exactly where it should be, you can work your way across, applying glue section by section, smoothing and cleaning extra glue with a clean cloth or paper towel. Work gently as the paper will be delicate.

  • Seal. Varnish works better than Modge Podge, it is thinner and levels out better...Now you get to apply the varnish! You'll only need one to two coates applied with a wide soft brush (such as goat's hair). Allow to dry before applying a second coat.

    Note: If you cut out a special design, use as many coats of varnish as it takes to make the cut out look and feel like it's part of the frame (always allowing to dry between coats).
  • Print out yours and moms favorite words to be placed in decoupage frame...Print Inspiration Cards. Now that the frame is done, it is time for the inspirational inserts. First, choose a few quotes, affirmations, verses or inspirational words (I chose affirmations from my Creativity Deck (by Louise Hay) that your mom would like.

    Then, using a nice paper such as linen, type them up, stamp them out, write them out or use sticker letters to create the them. Cut to size and insert in frame opening with your favorite on top. Your mom can then change them out as desired!

This Mothers Day decoupage frame is all finished, customize yours as desired!

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