Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mad About Plaid

Cold weather and plaid go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. Nothing feels better in the Winter  than a plaid flannel shirt or cozy blanket. Add the warmth of plaid to your Winter décor with this do it yourself frame. 
Wood Block
Paint in 3 colors
1 inch Painters Tape
Wooden Embellishment (optional)
 Cut a 1 x 6 board to 10 inches long. If you don’t have the tools needed to cut the board, your local home improvement store will cut it to the desired length for you. Sand the ends to make them smooth and remove any splinters.

Paint the block of wood with one of the 3 colors & let dry. I started with a base coat of the color, Fluff, from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.

 Line up a piece of the painters tape horizontally across the edge of the block of wood. Line up a second piece of painters tape along the edge of the first piece of tape. Continue this process until the block of wood is covered.
 Once the block in covered, remove every other row of tape. 

 Paint the exposed rows with a second color of paint & let dry. For this, I used Dixie Belle's paint color, Dried Sage. Repeat this process vertically across the block. Let dry.

 Place painters tape horizontally across the block to form small stripes that will cross over the original base color and the second color. Fill in with the third color of paint, like Dixie Belle's Barn Red seen here. Repeat this process vertically.

 Place the tape horizontally across the block to form small lines across the second color of paint. Fill in with the base color and then repeat vertically.

Sand the block to give it a worn look. This will also mask any imperfections in the lines.

 Cut a piece of jute that will wrap tightly around the block seven times and secure on the back of the block with glue.

Optional: To add a holiday touch, paint a wooden Christmas embellishment with one of the paint colors, and glue it onto the jute at one end of the block.

Tuck your favorite photo into the jute, place on a table or shelf, and go mad for plaid!

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  1. That came out so pretty with the distressed look. And the way you have used it to display the photo is fantastic!

  2. Love anything plaid this time of year and this is such a cute idea!

  3. That is adorable! I'm mad about plaid, too, and never knew how to use the tape like that! Thanks for the tutorial:) And thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home


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