DIY Wood and Burlap Clip Frame

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

**I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.**

Happy New Year!

Are you a resolution maker?  I’m not.

My husband makes a food resolution EVERY year and STICKS with it every year. His resolution this year is that he cannot have a dessert if he hasn’t walked 2 miles that day. Ugh. And he will stick with it 100%. Sickening.

I did go with his resolution once. ONCE. No french fries for the year. And I must say that I stuck with it. And I was so proud of myself. Those were in the days of spending a lot of time at Chick-fil-A with 3 small girls and a lot of opportunities to eat a lot of fries.

The next year he was going to give up donuts. I decided that I didn’t want to join him any more. 🙂

That is the year that I decided that I just wanted to live by a certain “thought” for the year. {So much harder to track, and you don’t feel like such a failure if you go a day or 2 without living under the new motto.}

This year’s motto is simple:


I want to find the good in each day and each situation. And I want to encourage my girls to do the same.

So this Spring Wood Surface was just what I needed to remind my family to find the good!

DIY wood and burlap clip frame

Spring Wood Surfaces


Spring Wood Surface frame

Martha Stewart wood stain

Martha Stewart decoupage


Foam core board

Small clothespin

Sponge brush

Hot glue

staining a wood frame

I started by staining the frame.

I applied the stain with the sponge brush.

wood stained frame

And then wiped off all of the excess with a paper towel.

DIY burlap frame

Next I cut a piece of foam core board about 1/2 inch larger than the opening in the frame.

I coated the board with decoupage and added burlap to the top.

how to make a burlap frame

I trimmed the extra burlap off of the sides and hot glued the piece to the back of the frame.

wood and burlap frame

Using hot glue, I attached the tiny clothespin to the top of the board.

There is Beauty in this world if we will just look for it

And then I clipped our thought in the clothespin.

Spring Wood Surfaces DIY clothespin frame

And it will find it’s home in a place where we’ll all see it every day.

Because we will need reminding every day.

It’s so much easier to grumble and complain…we hear it all day…

…but what a difference it will make if we just look for the good!

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Life to the full!


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  1. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  2. You sure have will power if you can stick with something like no French fries for a year. I understand that as we get older we lose our taste buds. I am getting older and intend to enjoy whatever my taste buds desire most of the time. I like your idea for looking for good. You are a terrific mother and will have a great year of sharing that with your daughters. Blessings

  3. Great to see you’re back! I missed your posts 🙂

  4. This is a great quote too! Thanks for stopping by Storypiece and leaving a comment. It made my day!


  5. That turned out amazing Melissa! I absolutely love the burlap look.

  6. great love to try it

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