After a summer hiatus, the series 10 minute decorating that I take part in with a group of other bloggers is back. Yay… September! The day after Labor Day always feels like New Year’s Day to me. Time to get back into the swing of things and a fresh new start.
The project I am sharing today is a perfect way to start thinking about fall. It is an easy decorating project that can be done in 10 minutes.
I made a photo frame for my fall mantel using birch logs and a dollar store frame.
Check out how easy it is to make a Fall Photo Frame
- Acrylic frame, the flat kind that you hang on refrigerators
- Thin birch logs – If you don’t have a birch tree in your backyard, Michaels sells them, here. You can also use the wood from any tree branch.
- Rapid drying glue
- Sepia tone photo
- Plastic wrap or parchment paper to use as small drop cloth
- Lay the logs together and find the straightest sections. Use a saw to cut the logs as long as the width of the frame.
- My frame had a magnet on the back, I peeled it off. If it leaves a glue residue, it can be removed with Lemon Essential oil, Goo Gone or a similar product.
3. Place logs and frame on a non-stick surface in case any excess glue runs out while drying,
4. Run a line of glue along the inside of one side of each cut log and then place one log in the back and the other in the front of the frame. Press firmly with your hands to help the glue set.
5. Let sit a few minutes until glue is dry. If you don’t use rapid-drying glue, it may take a little longer to dry.
6. Use your printer and photo editing software to print out a photograph using a Sepia filter. Cut to size and place in frame.
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