Vintage Rose and Key Frame
This beautiful vintage frame will make a charming addition to your home décor.
Designed by Diana Davis.
- Unfinished Wood Frame
- Sandpaper, Fine
- Craft Smart® Craft Paint – Color of Choice
- Foam Brush, 2"
- Flower Stem – Peony
- Scrapbook Paper, 12"x12" – Coordinating Color/Design of Choice (2)
- Decorative Embellishment, 12" – Style of Choice
- Decorative Embellishment, 3" – Key
- Ribbon Flower, Mini
- Satin Ribbon, 5/8" – Coordinating Color of Choice (48")
- Plaid® Mod Podge® Glue
- Low Heat Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Wire Cutters
- X-ACTO® Knife
- Spray Bottle with Water (optional)
- Bead & Jewelry Glue or Metal Glue
- Double-sided Tape
Take out the center insert of the unfinished frame and use fine sandpaper to smooth any rough edges.
Paint back and sides of frame. It will take 2-3 coats if you want to cover the grains in the wood. Let frame dry completely.
Use the cardboard insert that came with the frame, or use a thin piece of wood or corkboard, and brush Mod Podge® over the front side.
Lightly spray water on the back side of your 5" scrapbook paper and lie it down on the surface with the Mod Podge®.
Once dry, trim off excess with an X-ACTO® knife and set aside.
Make sure before you begin the next step, that you have the frame turned so that the peg hole on the back is on the bottom of the frame.
Brush Mod Podge® heavily all over the front of the frame.
Lightly spray water on the back side of your 12" scrapbook paper and lie it down on the surface with the Mod Podge®. (Make sure it is straight!) Smooth over the frame with your hands to ensure there are no air bubbles. Once dry, trim off excess with an X-ACTO® knife.
Place the paper covered insert back into the frame and anchor with the metal tabs.
Pull Peony head off of stem and cut as close as you can to the head so that it will lie flat.
Use your low heat glue gun to glue down the Peony in the upper corner.
Rub a very small amount of cream or brown paint onto the key with a paper towel to give a slightly antiqued look. If you get too much, you can always wipe some off until you are satisfied with the results.
Use bead & jewelry glue, or metal glue to glue the key to the center of the frame insert.
Hot glue the mini ribbon flower to the top of the key.
Use double-sided tape, cut to 5/8" width, and run it down each side of the frame. Leave the top layer on the adhesive and only remove one side at a time.
Peel off the adhesive tape on one side of the frame. Place the 5/8" ribbon, uncut, on top of the adhesive. After one side is finished, peel off the next side of the frame’s adhesive and continue with the ribbon until you get all the way around the frame.