Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

plaid painted frame

Looking to make the perfect Father’s Day gift? Dad will love this plaid painted frame, especially when you add his favorite photo of the two of you together! Check out our instructions below and we’ll show you how easy it is to DIY one (or more) in his favorite colors.
Step 1
First, paint your frame with a base color, such as white -- or even better, pick your Dad’s favorite color. Let the paint dry and add a second coat, if needed, to make sure the frame is evenly covered.

TIP: Using a foam brush from your brush set is a great option when painting a base coat. It’s ideal for getting a nice, even coat of paint onto your frame.
Step 2
Now, it’s time to add the plaid pattern to your frame. Just use a brush to paint stripes vertically and horizontally across the frame. After you finish a layer with one color paint (such as blue), let it dry and then add another set of stripes in a different color (like green). As you paint, make sure to extend each stripe over the frame’s edge and onto its side. Keep adding layers of stripes until you’re happy with your design. 
Step 3
Don’t forget to place a personal piece of artwork or a photo of the two of you together inside to complete your soon-to-be-loved gift!

TIP: An alternate way to paint a great Father’s Day frame is to color block. Simply paint the upper left and lower right quarters of the frame one color (such as blue) and then the lower left and upper right corners in another color (like green). Let both colors dry and then, with a detail brush, paint tiny lines around the outer and inner edges to represent stitches.
 
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  • You’ll Need: 1
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
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    Item # 10371046 
    $0.99
    • Color: Blue
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Blue
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Blue
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
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    Item # 10371027 
    $0.99
    • Color: Green
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Green
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Green
    • Size: 2 oz
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  • red-label-acrylic-paint
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    Item # 10371004 
    $0.99
    • Color: White
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: White
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: White
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