Decorating a classroom can sometimes be for lack of a better word, expensive. I loved the of navy and red frames with quotes in them but when I looked up the frames they were around $15 a piece! So instead I decided to make them myself for less than the cost of two frames!
Since school buildings have closed, I have been hit with the crafting bug. Crafting for a new classroom comes natural for me since I am missing school so much. Then I was thinking of my new room, and voila, this craft was born. These frames are simple to make but remember to be gentle while sanding because these frames are not that strong without the glass and backing in them.
First step, get and sand your frames. I ordered a case of these from Dollar Tree. I took out all the glass and inserts and placed them far away from my klutzy self and then sanded them all lightly with a sanding sponge. Once they were sanded I made sure they were totally clear of any debris by wiping them with a damp paper towel.
Second, I primed each frame. This step is SO important. My Dad tells me the priming is just as important as the painting. I primed each one with a regular paint primer (as opposed to spray) however you could use that too if you’d like. Let the primer dry completely before heading to step three.
But since you’re reading we will jump right to step three. I used spray paint (about $4 a can) for this next step it’s fast, smooth, and dries quickly. I did two coats or each one, but honestly it would have been fine doing one.
Then comes step four. Time to seal! I used a matte sealer but if you like a glossy look I would suggest a glassy sealer. Again I sprayed each frame rather than using a paint on primer although I am sure either is fine. (I couldn’t find a good deal on Amazon, I got mine at Walmart!)
Finally, its time to put them back together! I printed out my own motivational posters and popped them in the frames! Just like that I had Pinterest worthy art to hang on the walls!
You can see more of these frames on my Instagram feed! Have you done this before? Feeling crafty yourself? I’d love to see what you create! Drop me a comment or question or send/tag me in your photos!