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 :)
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.