Leaf Window Frame

Leaf Window Frame

What You'll Need:

4-Pane Craft Window
4 Wood Leaves
Multi-Surface Paint: Burnt Umber
White, Orange, Green
Americana®, Inheritance Chalk Paint
Ranger® Mini Distress Ink Pad Kit #6
Sandpaper Block
Green Cardstock
Vaseline®
Paintbrushes
Rag
Hot Glue
Straight Edge
X-Acto® Knife
Tape Runner
Flat Nose Pliers

Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Crafting Time: 2 Hours (Not Including Dry Time)


How to Make a Leaf Window Frame

Show off your favorite fall memories with this distressed Leaf Window Frame. These detailed instructions will show you how to take an ordinary picture frame to the next level with the help of embellishments, paints and a few other crafting tools. 
  • 1 Remove plexiglass

    Remove the plexiglass from the frame and set aside. 

  • 2 Paint the frame

    Paint the frame burnt umber and let dry.

  • 3 Paint the leaves

    Paint the leaves orange, green and inheritance. Sand the leaves and ink the edges with Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs colored ink pads. 

  • 4 Create distressed frames

    Randomly apply areas of the frame with Vaseline®. Paint the frame white. Let dry and then wipe frame with a rag to remove Vaseline®, which will create a distressed look. 

  • 5 Glue leaves

    Referring to the photo, arrange and glue the leaves in place. 

  • 6 Add cardstock

    Trim two pieces of cardstock to fit inside the frame, overlapping the edges.

  • 7 Attach photos

    Arrange the photos into each window and attach them to the cardstock.

  • 8 Assemble frames

    Assemble the plexiglass and photos in the frame.