Friday, January 7, 2011

Quote Frame

I actually made this for our bedroom awhile back but am just now (had to get through all the holiday hoopla first) getting around to photographing and sharing it here on my blog. 

This is what I call a "quote frame" and it hangs in our bedroom next to my necklace and earring holder (which I'll be sharing soon) right next to my dresser so I see it everyday when I'm getting dressed, putting on my jewelry, and what not. I love quotes and find them so inspirational and motivational and I love this frame because I can change the quote to fit what I find most inspiring at that particular moment in my life.

This was easy and quick to make. In fact, if you are like me you'll spend more time trying to choose which background paper to use than you will actually creating the frame. 

So to create a frame like this, you'll need:
A frame (with the glass in it)
Paint for the frame (optional)
Scrapbook paper (You don't want something too terribly dark or busy so you can read the words you write OK.) 
Glue (I used my glue stick) 
Dry erase marker

I painted my frame, but you could just buy a black or wood frame and use as is. If you choose to paint your frame, do that first. 

While it's drying, cut the scrapbook paper to fit the the cardboard backing of the frame and glue that down. When the frame is dry, put it all back together. 

Cut a piece of the extra scrapbook paper to fit around the dry erase marker and secure it with some glue. 

My dry erase marker sits on top of the frame perfectly but you could also tie a little piece of ribbon to it and glue the ribbon to the back of the frame and let it hang a bit. 

Finally, write your favorite quote or an inspirational message to yourself, erase it and do it all over again! 

PS. My friend Monika made one too after I told her about mine and how to make it. Hers is cute too. Go check it out. ;)

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  1. You know I love this 'cause I made one too. :-) BTW, I love your blog makeover. It's an awesome header. I'm very impressed!

  2. This is really cute, I want to make one for myself! I featured you today on my favorite things :)

  3. Cute idea! I love quotes, too. I love that this is such a quick craft (right up my alley these days with having two young ones at home!) Now I just need to go see if I have any spare frames kicking around the house.

  4. This is my first time to your blog and woah! de ja vu! I have glass/magnet board with that SAME scrapbook paper in the back!

    Your blog is very cute! Glad I found it!

  5. love this idea!! did not know that dry erase markers work on glass. I can't wait to make one and am thinking of making ones for my kids rooms too. Thank you for sharing this. p.s. I also love your blog. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.