Hope you guys are having a great weekend!!  I wanted to show you all a quick, cheap and so chic way to mat your own photos.  I used this method with fabric for my photo wall but I thought I would change it up a bit and use burlap for this demo… yeah:)
Your first step will be to take the backing off of your frame.  This method is great for wall frames because the back is a bit messy but if you are doing a table frame you may want to clean your edges up a bit more than I did.  Lay your backing on your fabric.
Cut around your backing leaving about 1/2″ all around.
Use your hot glue gun to attach two opposite sides first.
Now attach your other sides using the hot glue and you are ready for your photo.
I like to change my photos out often so this step makes that very simple.  Just use photo safe tape and add a few pieces to the back of your photo.
Find the center of your fabric covered backing and place the picture down on that… I use the old “eyeball” method to find center.
Replace your glass and add your newly matted picture and you are finished.  With just a few steps and even less dollars we have taken this…
To this…
Hope you guys like it!  These steps are a great way to use those unwanted frames you have hiding out and create several that coordinate to form a fun, custom photo wall.  Get creative!!
Also, for those of you that asked what blue I used on the crackle frame…
Folkart Acrylic Seamist

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  1. Your timing on this was great, as I am getting ready to decorate a very plain frame to encase a hair bow holder for my daughter today! Woohoo!!!

  2. Love it!! That crackle finish is really fantastic! I did the ol' burlap & double-sided stick tape w/ this project last week. Check it out 🙂 http://thiscraftychick.blogspot.com/2010/01/hang-it-up.html

  3. This is super cute. Love the frame and the burlap mat. Simple to do, but what a difference. Thanks so much for posting this!

  4. I am inspired again…..love your ideas and tuts alot..I would love to seeyour houses…lol…I would be in heaven…have a good weekend…