Before staying at home with my three kidlets, I was an elementary school teacher by trade. Because I know how hard teachers work and how much they put up with on a daily basis, I always try to make sure that I do something special for them during Teacher Appreciation Week. This “picture perfect” DIY teacher frame and coordinating tag is just one of the things I’ll be gifting my kiddos’ teachers this year.
- Plain MDF Picture Frame
- Sheet of Patterned Cardstock
- Sheet of White Cardstock
- Mod Podge – Gloss
- Foam Paint Brush
- Hole Punch
- 4×6 Photo
- Picture Perfect Teacher Tags Printable
Step One. Turn the patterned cardstock face down and remove the glass and backing from the frame. Lay the frame face down on the cardstock and trace around the edges with a pencil.
Step Two. Use scissors to cut on the lines, including the inner frame.
Step Three. Use the double side adhesive to adhere the cardstock to the front of the frame. You can see where I applied the adhesive inside the circle. Press the cardstock firmly to the frame.
Step Four. Apply a light coat or two of Gloss Mod Podge to make the cardstock more sturdy for the long run. If you choose to add more than one coat, make sure you allow the Mod Podge to dry completely in between coats.
Step Five. Print the tags on the white cardstock. You have six color options: blue, black, green, pink, purple, and red. Choose whichever one matches your project best! Trim around the edges with scissors.
Step Six. Punch the center of the black circle on the tag with the hole punch.
Step Seven. Wrap the ribbon around the frame and tie it tightly. String the tag on the bottom part of the ribbon and tie another knot. Trim the excess ribbon.
I used the double sided adhesive to attach the ends of the ribbon where I wanted, but you could easily skip this step, if you’d like.