{DIY Day and Diamond Plated Frames}

Monday, November 9, 2009


Since it's DIY day over at A Soft Place to Land, I thought I would show you how I made Braeden's diamond plated frames. They were super easy to make, so I thought I would share.

First I got a diamond plate stickers (Rocker Panel Kits) from Auto Zone or any car part store should carry them. To make 5 frames, I needed 3 kits.



Since Braeden's room had a vintage feel to it, I blew up pictures of Ryan's old truck.

I also went to Hobby Lobby and grabbed some frame mats. It doesn't matter what color you choose, because you will be covering all of the mat. You just have to make sure you get a big enough size to go over your picture.



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Getting started ... I first took the frame mat and taped the picture to the back, making sure it was centered. I then cut out the diamond plated sticker in the lenghts of the mat. I made sure to cute each side at an angle, so they met at a diagonal on the corners. Cut off the excess panel.

All you have to do now is peel the back of the diamond plate and press on your frame mat. When you have done that, there is a clear film over the top of the diamond plate you take off, hang and wha la .... beautiful diamond platted frames ... perfect for boy rooms!









12 comments:

Kendra@My Insanity said...

Very cool! I have been wanting to do something diamond plate for my son's space room. I had no idea those stickers existed. I think I will have to make a trip to AutoZone!

Great work! Thanks for the inspiration!

jenjen said...

Those are so fun! I love that - what a great idea!

XOOX
Jen

Cody said...

Braeden's room is so cute! You guys did a great job, and the DIY picture idea is awesome!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a wonderful idea. They look great on the stripe in the bedroom.

Mandy said...

So freaking cute! I'll be trying this!
Also...where did you get the prints? They are fab!

Tiffany said...

I just stumbled on your blog today and I must say, these are fabulous! What a great look and a great idea!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

This is awesome! I don't find many teen/tween boy ideas! I love it! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured' button.

Nike said...

This is genius!!!! I can't wait to do this in my boys' room. I even have leftover diamond plate vinyl so free for me! (If anyone wants a roll of diamond plate vinyl, I found mine here: http://www.specialty-graphics.com/fdc_4827_series_diamond_plate_rtape_vinylefx_film_by_the_foot.html . It was $3.50 per foot.) HTH

~Beth D. said...

so great! This is awesome! I have a pic of my son I need to find of him "driving" his Grandma's '67 mustang that would be perfect!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Kaysi said...

That is awesome!

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

That is really cool!! I'm a new follower here...super cute blog:-)

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

featured this on my blog today

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