Mother’s Day Personalized Picture Frame

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and giving handmade is always a sweet and sentimental way to show your mom you care.   My mom happens to think her grandbabies are the perfect creatures of this earth so I decided to make an art piece to showcase them for her Mother’s Day gift this year. Surprise MOM!   I attached those repositionable 3M picture hanging strips to the back of the frames so they can be removable and I can change out the pictures.

Martha Stewart Crafts Supplies:

Sterling Craft Paint

Aquarium Pearl Craft Paint

Arabesque Stencil set

Foam Roller Set

Stencil Spray

Paint Sprayer


Other Supplies:

Piece of wood or old picture (mine was a 24” square)

Silhouette Cameo

Black Vinyl and transfer paper

Primer and foam roller


two old 5” x 7” picture frames

4 sets 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips (small)

1.   I had an old 24” square art piece that I primed to cover the old picture.   It was perfect because it already had the hanging hardware on the back.   Once I gave the art piece three coats of primer it was finally covered.

2.   I used the Martha Stewart foam roller with Aquarium Pearl paint attached to stencil onto the top of the board. The stencil I used was part of the Arabesque pack. The key to successful stenciling is to use stencil spray to keep it in place.   The foam rollers are really nice too because they make even coverage simple.


3.   I tried to work quickly and move the stencil fast because rerolling over the paint made it darker in some spots.   So even though it wasn’t dry I just positioned it in place and rolled away (pressing the stencil down with some wax paper so it stuck in place).

4. After all the paint dried I sanded the entire piece with 100 grit sandpaper to soften the edges a bit.


5.   Next using the Martha Stewart paint sprayer I mixed the sprayer medium with the Sterling craft paint and painted my cheap-o frames I had in my stash.


6.   Next I designed the words “Some of my greatest blessings call me Beau-Nonni” in the Silhouette Studio program using Lobster Two font.   The reason my kids call her Beau-Nonni is a long story, perfect for another post. Then I cut out some black vinyl and adhered it to my board.


7.   I adhered the 3M Picture Hanging Strips to the back of my frames and pressed them in place making sure they were evenly spaced.   Then I added my pictures to the frames.


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  1. So cute, Beckie! She is going to love it. So excited to see you later this week!

  2. Great Mother’s Day gift idea!!

  3. Love this Beckie! I actually LOVE how the blue stenciled paint is somewhat uneven–gives it a unique and different look. I want to make something like this too!

  4. Beckie, it turned out wonderfully! I love the pattern and the color and I love how it’s totally personalized for grandma. I’m sure she’ll LOVE this gift! 🙂

    See you at Snap! 🙂

  5. This is such a beautiful gift. Any mother or grandmother would love to have one. I love how you softened it a bit with sandpaper. Just beautiful!

  6. This is such a wonderful project. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love this! I pinned immediately … can’t wait to do this for both grandma’s and maybe a teacher or coaches gift with the class or team in the frame!

    Thanks for sharing today! Missi

  8. Great project – I love the shot of you working on it.

  9. I love the uneven effect of the paint! I was immediately trying to figure out how you achieved that. Nicely done.

  10. Beckie, what a super duper gorgeous project and gift for your mom. I love how you’ll be able to change the pics as often as you like, so the frame will always be current.
    I also love how you still wear your Liberty tee. I would wear my Oral Roberts one, except it shrunk on me (I say that because it certainly is not that I grew!!!!).
    Love you to pieces!!! Keep up the stellar job you always do!

  11. How did u stick the 2frames to the wood or the canvas ?


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