May Arts Ribbon Blog

Embellished Picture Frame

Embellished Picture Frame

In case you couldn’t tell from the photos, it’s Emily here with a beautiful home decor project & tutorial for you today!

I adore my wedding photos, but hanging them up in a plain frame is kind of boring. I am an over-embellisher. I love lumpy, bumpy, pretty decor. I found this awesome clear frame and thought hey… why not add my photos on the outside along with some embellishments for dimension? Little did I know, it would work out perfectly!

Embellished Picture Frame

Start out with a blank see-through frame. You can glue the glass into a regular frame, but clear back frames are available. This particular frame came with the holes and ribbon, it is a Sierra Pacific Crafts “Surfaces” item.

Mat your photos. I chose to double mat mine and add some stitching. Glue a piece of ribbon to your frame (I used Black Lace 390-58-10)and attach photos with mini paper clips.

Embellished Picture Frame

Next, create some embellishments. I’m a huge fan of adding ribbon flowers (The frayed flowers are my favorite 393-25-01) along with handmade paper flowers. I almost always use the white flowers. That way I can mist them to match my projects. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the paper flowers. Soe are simply layered flowers, the others are the spiral die cut flowers that you roll and glue.

Embellished Picture Frame

Add all of your flowers as well as other embellishments to your frame. I like to lay everything out before I glue it down. I tried to keep the same design in the upper corners and the same in the bottom corners. I also added some ribbon leaves (XL 31) to give a different texture next to the paper leaves that I made.

Embellished Picture Frame

There you have it! A really simple home decor project!

Embellished Picture Frame

Thanks for stopping by today!

Embellished Picture Frame

Blog post by: Emily Lanham


May Arts Ribbon Used:

May Arts Ribbon Black Lace

May Arts Ribbon Frayed Flowers

May Arts Ribbon Faux Suede Leaves

May Arts Ribbon Burlap Cording

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

  • Authentique Paper– “Irresistible” Collection- 6×6 Bundle, 12×12 Enhancements, 6×12 Components Stickers
  • Imaginisce– I-top, Medium Brad Daddies

Other Supplies Used:

  • Sierra Pacific Crafts- Surfaces
  • Canvas Corp-Mini Clothespins
  • Maya Road- Cream Heart Trinket Pins
  • ZVA Creative Pearls
  1. Michelle

    Can you buy this?

  2. veronica johnson

    Hey Emily, this is beautiful love it

  3. Virginia Fynes

    Absolutly beautiful Emily! Your 'Chunk, Lumpy" is perfect! Great wedding photos too!

  4. Lucy E.

    This is super gorgeous! What a beautiful display piece!


Write Comment

Follow Along

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

About May Arts

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon brand blog. May Arts Ribbon is known for its superior quality and classic design.

If you are a business looking to buy May Arts Ribbon, register to shop wholesale.

About Ribbon Resource

Ribbon lovers can shop the ribbon seen on the blog at our retail site Ribbon Resource is May Arts' retail store, a fun play off our tagline "The Ribbon Resource".