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Easy Crafts: Fun to Make Mosaic Frame

Create a special gift with this fun to make mosaic frame using supplies that you will probably have on hand! This fun frame is made with styrofoam plates and is a beautiful gift that mom will love!

You are probably bored right now. With the kids at home, looking for something to create, this fun to make mosaic frame will not only keep them entertained but will result in a beautiful piece of art. Perfect for giving! 

Create a special gift with this fun to make mosaic frame using supplies that you will probably have on hand!  This fun frame is made with styrofoam plates and is a beautiful gift that mom will love!

We all are stuck in our homes for probably several more weeks, and I’m sure that if you have kids, they are running out of things to do. I did a search of my house for craft supplies and ran across an unfinished wooden frame. With mosaics in mind, it occurred to me to go to my stash of styrofoam plates. Create this fun to make mosaic frame!

Last month, I used styrofoam plates to create realistic looking bricks for my miniature house. They worked so well, that I decided to make a mosaic frame with them too! So, go round up the kids and your supplies and we will make something wonderful!

fun to make mosaic frame

This project just requires a few crafty items that you most likely already have, and some styrofoam plates! A perfect project for a rainy afternoon.

a white picture frame and bottles of acrylic paint

What you need: 

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Instructions:

1. prepare the styrofoam plates

Begin by adding paint to about 10 of the styrofoam plates. I love lots of color and added two colors to each plate, blending them a bit in the middle.

Styrofoam plates with paint on them

To add texture and movement to your colors, mix them just a bit on the plates, but not entirely so that you have lots of color variety. Allow all the paint to dry thoroughly before going to the next step.

2. cut the mosaic pieces

Using scissors, cut the styrofoam plates into small pieces. You will want to use only the flat part of the plate because the curved pieces do not work well for this particular project.

cutting out the painted Styrofoam plates

Cut in squares or rectangles or triangles.

A pile of styrofoam pieces in a bowl

Create a colorful bowl of mosaic pieces to make an amazing picture frame!

3. Prepare the wooden frame

A white frame painted black

Choose your “grout” color. I decided for this project that my grout would be black. Any color would work. Paint the frame and allow it to dry before going to the next step.

4. Add the mosaic tiles to your frame

Create a special gift with this fun to make mosaic frame using supplies that you will probably have on hand!  This fun frame is made with styrofoam plates and is a beautiful gift that mom will love!

Now this is the fun part! Using the white glue, add your pieces of mosaic tile to the painted frame. Allow for a small space in between tiles for the grout to show. Fill in the tiles any way that you like.

Create a special gift with this fun to make mosaic frame using supplies that you will probably have on hand!  This fun frame is made with styrofoam plates and is a beautiful gift that mom will love!

The styrofoam is simple to cut. If a piece does not quite fit, just trim it.

Create a special gift with this fun to make mosaic frame using supplies that you will probably have on hand!  This fun frame is made with styrofoam plates and is a beautiful gift that mom will love!

The textured pieces are my favorite. It almost looks like glass! And speaking of that, once the frame is thoroughly covered, you can add a coating of Mod Podge to give it a finished look.

Create a special gift with this fun to make mosaic frame using supplies that you will probably have on hand!  This fun frame is made with styrofoam plates and is a beautiful gift that mom will love!

The finished frame makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift! Or…you can keep it for yourself! You would never know by looking that this started out as styrofoam plates!

Do you love working with mosaics? 

Me too! I have many projects on my website that deal with mosaics using many different crafty supplies to create a mosaic look. Here are just a few of them!

Creating Mosaics the Easy Way!

Mosaic Monogram made with Cardboard and Glass!

DIY Mosaic with Eggshells!

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2 Comments

  1. What a clever idea! This would be a great way to re-purpose styrofoam food containers that aren’t stained with food. Thanks for sharing your wonderful crafting ideas with us!

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