Picture frame decorated with scrapbook paper

completed frame

I used scrapbooking paper to cover this wooden frame and then added butterflies that I cut from another piece of scrapbooking paper. Then I added a book plate and printed a phrase on my printer to insert. The entire cost was less than $5.00 and only took about an hour to make.


  • wooden frame (I purchased mine at Wal Mart for about three dollars. )
  • 1 sheet of scrapbook paper for frame and 1 sheet of contrast
  • book plate

picture frame apply stain to back and edges of frame

Step 1.

Stain or paint the sides and back of frame as shown.

lay frame on paper apply weight to frame

Step 2.

Mix a little bit of water into some white glue and then paint it onto the front of the frame. Place the glued side of frame down on the back of the scrapbook paper. Flip it over and carefully smooth the paper. Flip it back over and place something heavy on the frame to weigh it down until it dries.

after it dries use a razor blade to trim away paper frame 2

Step 3.

After it has dried use a razor blade to trim all around frame as shown.

cut out butterfles or butterflies

Step 4.

Cut out butterflies, or whatever you’ve chosen, and glue to the frame.

book plate apply book plate

Step 5.

Apply book plate as shown.

print phrase on computer

Step 6.

Print up whatever phrase you have chosen and cut it out to fit in bookplate.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.