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Make It Monday: Family Frame Project

Hi Friends!

I'm sort of going through "VWS"…

Vacation Withdrawal Syndrome.  

While looking through photos of our recent family trip, I decided we needed a daily reminder of how much fun we had.

This project is quick and easy.  The best part is that the kids do the creating.  

Supplies:  A wooden frame with lots of "real estate" (this one is from Michaels), chalkboard paint, letter circles (or scrabble time would be cute), and colored chalk, Quick Grip or some other type of strong glue. 

Most important ingredient– a cute family photo. 

Optional:  Oil paint in Burnt Umber to give your letters that vintage look.  I ended up liking my mine the way they came.

Apply three coats of chalkboard paint, allowing time for each layer to dry

"Season" the frame by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk all over it and wiping it off.

Decide where you want the letters and let the kids do the decorating with chalk.

Glue down the letters, insert photo and you're done!  Use a damp cloth to wipe up mistakes/change the drawings.

I'm linking up to these fun parties.  My blog is getting a facelift so if the party page looks wonky or you don't see your party listed and I linked up– I am in the process of fixing it.

On tap for this week–  we'll go "Behind the Blog" with Keren from Free Pretty Things for You and make De's Monkey Bread (sweet, gooey, and easy-peasy).



  1. What a sweet reminders of your vacation on the lake. I love it. I especially like the trick with seasoning your frame with the chaulk. I have to remember that one. New follower here from the blog hop. I’d certainly like it if you come visit and follow my blog too. You can’t have too many blogging buddies I always say. Thanks!

  2. I LOVE this frame! What an awesome idea! I feel I will soon run out of my chalkboard paint supply. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I’m happy you enjoyed the silver trays!
    Lake Chelan? May I ask, are you from Washington?!

  3. What a cute and easy project to do with kids! I love that it can be erased and done again. Never the same frame twice!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love your blog and can’t wait to poke around a bit more!

  4. This is such a perfect project! My kids would love one for each of them :)

  5. that’s very cute, great idea!

  6. you are SUPER creative. I don’t know where you find the time?!?!?! Miss seeing you!

  7. Love the project & I totally understand VWS. Cute family pic, too.

  8. The frame came out great!
    I am a new follower from Tag Along Tuesday. I look forward to reading your posts.
    Please visit my blog, I am giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card and would love for you to enter
    Thanks, Shining2Save

  9. Looks great! I have never heard of seasoning it with chalk. We need a creative way to display family photos too (I am very lax in that area).

  10. That is adorable…and guess who has a stash of those frames! LOVE it!

  11. SO cute! I love it and my kids would too. They could make them with me. Thanks for the idea.

  12. Awesome idea. I think I might try it.
    Love the new background by the way, very floral and pretty.
    I always remember to check out your blog on Tuesdays, very genius marketing. ;)

  13. Meredith says:

    Oh my goodness!! So cute!!!

  14. Adorable! Can’t wait to try this!

  15. What a fun frame. Love the chalk and you could erase and change. Great idea. Kids would love to have their very own.

  16. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!
    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    If you would like a “featured by” button, you can grab one here!

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