DIY wood chevron frame [tutorial]

In case you missed our last [big news] post, and to help keep them flowing fairly regularly, we’ve recruited our sissy’s to guest for us whenever they’re being crafty.

Btw, did you know we are 1 and 2 of 5 [yes, FIVE] sisters?  And that we have 4 brothers?  Yes siree!  We are the 6th and 7th children of 9.  We love love love having a huge ‘ol family!  It totally comes in handy for times like this.  Our 2nd oldest sis, Katie, made a cute wooden chevron frame recently and shared her tutorial pics with us… she took them without asking because she knew we’d be interested in posting to the blog! LOL  We love how well our sisters know us!  ;)

Today’s post is right up our ally: cute & cheap to make!

Kate works in our dad’s farm office part time and he had some extra 12×12 wood in the shop so she got busy after browsing Pinterest and found this cute frame by Delta Girl Distressed Frames.  Other than spray paint and a dollar store 5×7 frame, she used everyday supplies around the office to create her own version.  Take a peek at the easy peasy process:

1. Paint 12×12 MDF wooden board cream.  2. Fold 8.5×11 paper horizontally in 1.5″ accordion folds.  3. Cut 1.5″ off the end and across each fold line.  4. Tape pieces in chevron pattern.  5. Lay out taped pieces on board.  6. Tape down pieces and areas to remain cream.  7. Cheap black spray paint @ WallyWorld is the way to go!  8. Spray paint over the pieces. 9. Remove tape and glue frame onto wood.  That’s it!

We just ♥ the result!

Hope you’re inspired to make something so cute & trendy as these hot chevron picture frames for a fraction of the retail cost.

Well we have a few obligations to post this week so we’ll see you soon- happy Monday!

xoxo, Kelli, Kristi and…

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  1. 1

    Love it! And LOVE that it’s cheap and easy. This is going on my to-do list, for sure!

  2. 3

    Yep, 9 kids!! We’re getting more and more spread across the country as time goes on BUT we’re still all good friends! Thanks for your support, Di! Love ya, girl!

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    Sandee

    Woot woot kate! LOVE that frame. And it’s size. Go big or go home :)

  4. 5

    no, i did not know there were 9 kids in your family– that’s awesome! what a cute krafty sis you have, katie. are you all K’s?!? I must know!

    • 6

      LOL, so there are 5 girls total, 4 boys. 4 of the 5 girls are K’s…the oldest girl is an S. It drives us all crazy and my parents promise it wasn’t planned! (:

  5. 7

    I love this! A LOT!

  6. 8


    AllyKatt (;

    I adore this! I had thought about doing the same with nail polish, but that would take forever, honestly. Thanks for the cute idea, ladies!

  7. 9


    Rene

    Ok … stupid question. How does the picture go into the frame?

    • 10


      lollyjane

      Good question, actually Rene! (: You need to buy a frame that slides, says our sister Katie. (She found hers at the dollar store.) Good luck! XO

  8. 11


    Ashley

    Love this!! I do have one question…how did you glue your frame on the board? Did you glue it so that there is a way to change out the picture later if wanted? Thanks!

  9. 12

    That’s an intelligent way of doing, it’s beautiful!

  10. 13


    daphene

    Love the simplicity of this frame. Was thinking you might be able to speed up the chevron design by using spray adhesive on the pattern instead of taping it. Lots of doable projects on your blog. THANKS!

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