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Framed St Patrick’s Day Craft

Whether or not you actual celebrate the day, it gives us another great reason to craft. Using an old thrifted picture frame, a piece of cork and some colorful paints; we’ll show you how to make this St Patrick’s Day craft.

Framed St. Patrick's day craft next to painted rocks.

Upcycled Picture Frame Art

Over the years, we’ve accumulated a good number of picture frames that we’ve picked up at the thrift store and even garage sales. Although we rarely use them for photos, we really enjoy using them for crafting. Take this rock’n father’s day frame and this framed paper peony craft as a few examples. We also have this round up of creative uses for photo frames that’s pretty inspiring!

We used a sheet of cork to paint this fun rainbow with metallic paints but you can also use a different surface like a canvas, kraft board or thick cardstock.

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Materials needed to make a framed St. Patrick's day craft including a picture frame, cork board, paint, paintbrushes, scissors and ruler.

How to Make this St Patrick’s Day Framed Art

Remove glass and picture frame backing and apply a coat of chalky paint in Fortune to the frame. Let it dry fully.

Once dry, apply a coat of white wax over the frame and rub excess off with a clean paper towel. Put aside to dry.

Prepare a sheet of cork to fit inside the photo frame, measure length and width, mark with pencil and cut.

Cut cork board, a picture frame, scissors, pencil and ruler.

Using a fine tip paintbrush, paint a puffy cloud on the lower left side of the cork sheet in white paint. Let dry and add an extra coat of paint if needed.

Painting a puffy shape onto a cork sheet.

Using a mix of Extreme Sheen paints, paint a rainbow arch from the cloud to the upper left edge of the cork sheet.

Insert the finished cork back into the photo frame and replace the backing.

Painted rainbow on a cork sheet next to a green painted picture frame.

Style with some other St Patrick’s day decor and enjoy!

Framed St. Patrick's day craft next to painted rocks.

More St Patrick’s Day Crafts

For more St Patrick’s crafts and ideas, check out these painted rock shamrocks and gold nuggets. And if you need a festive dessert, consider making these tasty green crinkle cookies for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Framed St. Patrick's day craft next to painted rocks with text overlay.

Framed St Patrick’s Day Craft

Jane and Sonja
Create a fun St Patrick's Day craft with some paint and old thrifted picture frame.
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Materials
  

  • 5”x5” Photo frame inexpensive, thrifted or Dollar Store
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Fortune
  • Americana Decor Creme Wax in white
  • Americana Acrylics in Snow White
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen in Pink Tourmaline, Sterling Silver, Sapphire, Aquamarine
  • Paintbrushes assorted sizes and paper towel
  • Cork sheet
  • Scissors
  • Ruler and pencil

Instructions
 

  • Remove glass and picture frame backing. Apply a coat of chalky paint in Fortune to frame. Let it dry fully.
  • Once dry, apply a coat of white wax over the frame and rub excess off with a clean paper towel. Put aside to dry.
  • Prepare a sheet of cork to fit inside the photo frame, measure length and width, mark with pencil and cut.
  • Using a fine tip paintbrush, paint a puffy cloud on the lower left side of the cork sheet in white paint. Let dry and add an extra coat of paint if needed.
  • Using a mix of Extreme Sheen paints, paint a rainbow arch from the cloud to the upper left edge of the cork sheet. We used XX.
  • Insert back into the photo frame to finish.
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