Plain no more! Photo mat embellishment!


I love to find a good bargain on picture frames, because any parent will tell you — you need a LOT of picture frames for your children’s pictures. It seems my daughter gets 3-4 school pictures each year, and I’m always looking for fun ways to display them.

I found a very nice albeit plain picture frame that I knew had to be embellished a little bit.


I took some wide washi tape that I found in a craft store, and made some stripes across the mat. I decorated the entire front of the mat, wrapping the ends around the back. To add some color, I took thin red washi tape and went across the middle. I also cut a matching red mat out of cardstock.


Finally, I put it back in the glass, ready for a picture to be added! Such an easy project, and such a wonderful frame!


Have a peaceful and happy week and happy crafting!

Author: Christine

Working mom who runs all day long but loves to craft! I'm the Queen of all that is frugal, and love to pass along my wonderful finds & upcycled projects! I began scrapbooking years ago, but have evolved to include all types of crafting. I also love to pass along organizational ideas!