Free, easy and quick. Yup this is my kind of project! Remember the many projects I’ve completed with the old trellis I found under the raspberry bushes in our yard? Let me refresh your memory, we have the DIY Side Table Makeover and the Mini Ladder Tutorial and today we have one more!
I’m showing you how to make this super easy and charming DIY Rustic Wood Frame and Print out of reclaimed wood and scrap material. Ready?
– Four pieces of 1″ X 1″ wood cut at 12″ long
– 13 X 13″ piece of linen or drop cloth
– Four 1 1/4″ Dry Wall Screws
– Image of your choice
– Staple Gun
Start with your four pieces of 1 X 1″ wood, 12″ long. I used some reclaimed wood I already had on hand, but you could easily purchase it new from the hardware store and stain it.
Lay the wood out into your frame shape. I wanted mine to have a very rustic and industrial look, so I chose to stack my pieces instead of making them flush. To achieve this look, I laid two pieces flat vertically, then stacked the third piece on top horizontally and the fourth piece I placed under the two vertical pieces on the opposite side. If you like things neat and tidy, you may want to stack the horizontal pieces on the same side.
To get a more industrial look, I used 1 1/4″ black dry wall screws.
Next, take your power drill and secure the edges in place. The wood I used was really soft so it split a little, but it just added to the character of the frame :)
Now you have your open frame and are ready for some artwork.
I found my graphic over at The Graphic Fairy. She has amazing FREE graphics that are ready to download and ready for image transfer. I chose this French Franc Graphic for my piece.
I printed the graphic (reversed image) on transfer paper and cut my piece of cream linen to 13 X 13″. Want to know a secret? My linen was actually from an old basket liner. I took it out of a basket a long time ago and saved it in case I ever wanted to use it again, and this time it actually paid off!
Cut your image out of the transfer paper, cutting as close to the graphic as possible. Place it face down on the fabric and iron. Apply a lot of pressure for 1-2 minutes, or until the paper is completely secure.
Then, slowly peel off the transfer paper. If you find that an area didn’t transfer very well then stop peeling, lay the paper back down and iron again.
Now place the piece of fabric into your frame. I used a staple gun to secure my linen onto the back of the frame. Just be sure to really stretch it across so you don’t have any buckles.
And that’s it! I used recycled wood and fabric for this project so it didn’t cost me a dime, but you could easily make this for just a couple of dollars.
So easy right? Now go find some scrap wood and make your own! I think this would also make a great Father’s Day Gift as well. I can definitely see this in an office or den with a custom graphic.Note: I originally share this post on The 36th Avenue.
Heather @ New House, New Home, New Life says
Love this idea! And the use of that French Franc image is perfect. I may be “borrowing” this in the future.
Thank you so very much for sharing this project and the wonderful transfer. I have to wait 2 weeks before I can print it out (get paid on the 26th. 5 weeks between again) it’s so hard to make my cartridges last 4 weeks, let alone 5. But it’s so worth waiting for . This is great. Have the wood already so just need the ink.
The other night I saw a blog where the fabric backing strengthener was used to put an image on. It has a great texture also. I probably used the wrong words to describe it, can’t think of correct word to save my life right now.
Please excuse my big fat senior moment. Ah ha “stabilizer”, there you go. The minute I stopped trying to remember it popped in my old tired brain. I’ve been very busy today making 7/4 pillow covers. Such fun. Have scads of 7/4 fabric and goodies. We can use some comfy pillows on our back deck furniture. Can hardly wait to make the rustic frame with the print out, thanks again. Happy days
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this is a fun and easy project! :-) it looks very nice Taryn! I do have some wood left around & love that you used a basket liner; very creative! I will see if I have some of those! :-)
So pretty Taryn! It looks perfect in your vignette!
Simple and beautiful! Thanks so much for the tutorial.