*Thanks to Adobe for partnering with me on this post.*
Being a farmhouse loving kinda girl, barn wood photo frames are right up my alley. And because I can make them in about 15 minutes for under $10, they’re one of my favorite handmade gifts to give. It’s a super simple idea, made even more special by adding in some photos of someone you love to it for personalization. Like this one:
I made this particular one for my mom for Christmas and I added in some fun family photos from our vacation of her with my girls, so I know she’ll love it even more. I started by editing the photos with Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 with the Guided Painterly Edit. It only takes a couple of minutes and creates a beautiful effect. Let me show you how….
Once your photos are finished, you’ll need just a few supplies to create your barn wood photo frames:
- barn wood (you can actually buy this at the craft store now!)
- 1 inch wood screws
- metal clips
- small screws
- drill with drill bit and driver bit
Start by cutting your wood – depending on what size you need then you can make it whatever size you’d like. Put together a few pieces, then cut two pieces that are the width of the frame overall to connect the boards together.
From the back of the frame, pre-drill the holes then attach the pieces to the cross pieces to securely hold it all together.
Measure out where you’d like the clips to go – being sure to center them with the images on the clips so the photographs are centered on the barn wood photo frame. Add hangers on the back if you’d like – or you can lean it against the wall like this:
Creating memories then sharing them for the holidays makes it even better, don’t you think? I don’t know which I like better… the frame or the Painterly effect I did with Adobe Photoshop Elements 15. If you’d like to try it yourself, check out the free trial. And if you’d like more tips on how to use the program, be sure to follow the Photoshop Elements YouTube channel, too!
Thanks again to Adobe for partnering with me on this post – all ideas, words, photos and opinions are 100% my own.