These DIY Wood Clip Frames are a great alternative to standard – and often expensive – picture frames. Plus they’re super easy to make!
Keyword DIY Wood Clip Frame
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Author Lori Greco
Loctite Super Glue Liquid
Minwax water-based polyurethane
1common board1-inch thick cut 10 inches by 11 inches
1 plywood 1/4-inch plywood cut 8.5 inches by 9.5 inches
2mini bulldog clips
First, cut your pieces of wood to the size you want. Since I wanted mine to hold 5″ x 7″ photos, I cut my common board wood to be 10″ x 11″ and my plywood to be 8-1/2″ x 9-1/2.”
Next, I used my electric sander to sand the boards and give the edges a rounded, more worn look.
Paint or stain your wood pieces. I used 2 coats of acrylic paint on each. The larger board was painted Behr Antique Tin and the plywood was painted Behr White. Since I wanted an aged look, I added some additional, random paint colors to the top board.
Once the paint dried, sand the pieces again to distress the wood.
Attach the plywood to the wood backing. Use wood glue on the back of the plywood and add a nail to each corner.
Let the glue dry. Paint a coat of polyeuthraine on the entire piece and let dry.
Add your clips to the frames.
Hang up the frames!
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