Sometimes the amount of scrap wood I accumulate can seem a bit excessive. I have a hard time letting go of all those little pieces because I know they have potential to become something more. I have big plans for some scraps, but little projects can be fun too. A 4×4 picture frame is a great way to use up some left over 4x4s.
This is such a quick and easy craft. Don’t blink or you may miss it.
- 4×4 Scraps at least 1″ thick
- Glue for a matte finish or Glossy Mod Podge for a shiny finish
- Small Paint Brush
- Picture – make a duplicate at your local photo counter to keep the original intact
- Dark Furniture Wax or Stain
Pick your scraps. They should be big enough to stand on their own (at least an inch thick.)
Stain or wax your wood (leave the face unstained where you will display the picture.) For small projects, dark wax can be easier than stain because you can wipe it on with a rag. Throw it away when you are done and there is no cleanup.
Next, cut your picture to match the 4×4 and cover the face of the 4×4 with glue.
Place the photo and smooth with a towel.
Cover the photo with glue and let dry.
Find the perfect place to display your new 4×4 picture frame.
These would be fun to put up in a workshop. If I ever get mine neat enough for a decoration, these are definitely going to find their way in there.
~Read more of Jillian’s tutorials here.~