Sometimes you simply want to keep pushing the limits. Like, how many veggies can I put in this sauce before the kiddos notice. How many items can I throw in the cart at the dollar store before I am blown away by my register total. Or.. How can I take my wall art to the next level for a totally unique decor look? That’s exactly what this DIY lighted photo frame does.
This is a sponsored post on behalf on Rust-Oleum. I received product for free in exchange for my honest opinion and creation. Affiliate links may be used in this post. Ordering a product through these links may result in a commission. Read the full disclosure here.
I love this DIY lighted photo frame home accessory! It’s colorful and fun during the day and a glowing masterpiece at night! Click To Tweet
I’m totally enthralled with those lighted canvases. The lights are the perfect accent to the not only the picture but the entire wall. While I’m not quite ready to tackle the canvases, a lighted photo frame seems totally possible. Then you’re not in charge of creating the entire work of art. You simply print out the photo and you’re good to go.
Of course, it helps that Rust-Oleum came out with this super simple photo transfer solution. It makes it totally easy to transfer your favorite photos to the glass from your frame. It works with a ton of other mediums too, if you’re curious. I just knew immediately that I wanted to use it for this project.
Lighted Photo Frame Materials
- Rust-Oleum Photo Transfer Solution
- 8×10 Photo Frame
- Laser Printed 8.5 x 11 inch Photograph
- 1 inch Foam Brush
- Scrap Cloth or Paper Towel
- Colorful Yarn of Choice
- Battery Operated Fairy Lights
First, take your frame apart and pull out the glass insert. Set the rest of the frame aside for now and clean the glass if needed.
Next, pull out your laser printed photo and trim the white excess around the edges.
After your picture is printed, cover it with a coat of Rust-Oleum photo transfer solution. I used a very heavy coat.
Then carefully place your coated picture face down onto the glass insert and smooth it starting from the middle to the edges.
Leave your picture and glass sitting for 12 hours.
After your photo and transfer solution has dried, wet a cloth or paper towel and gently rub away the paper on your glass. Use circular motions and wet the paper before rubbing to make it easier.
Continue removing the paper backing until all of it is removed.
Once all of your paper is removed, set your glass photo aside and pull out your picture frame.
Begin wrapping your picture frame with your colorful yarn starting on one side close to the corner.
Continue until your entire frame is wrapped in yarn then use knots to secure the end.
Then carefully press your glass photo into the yarn wrapped frame.
Lastly, attach your fairy lights around the inside edge of your frame by threading it through the wrapped yarn.
I love this DIY lighted photo frame home accessory. It’s colorful and fun during the day and a glowing masterpiece at night. It’s the perfect decor idea for displaying your favorite vacation photos, like the one I used from one of our many Gatlinburg vacations. The lights make the skies in the photograph really pop and set against the mountains beautifully! Definitely the perfect addition to your gallery wall!
Don’t Forget to Pin It!
More Ideas You’ll Love:
- How to Create Customized Wall Decor on a Budget
- DIY Upcycled Pink Flamingo Wall Hanging
- DIY Seashells Monogram Wall Art
- Modern Triangle Geo Wall Art – Made in a Day
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.