Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Easy DIY Frame & Minted Photo Art Giveaway

Sharing a super easy and fast diy frame today along with an awesome custom photo art giveaway that would be the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Minted photo art giveaway

I've partnered with the nice folks at to bring you this photo art giveaway.  No doubt you have lots of photos collected over the year, possibly even a few outtakes from your holiday card session?  Or if you're like me then your phone is full of candid family shots and your computer has tons of photos loaded just waiting to be printed.

Now's your chance to make a treasured keepsake with your favorite memories!  The giveaway is for one framed photo art gift worth $158.  Minted's framed photo gifts are the perfect addition to your home as well as make thoughtful holiday presents.  

I took a family vacation picture and made it into this fun photo art:
Minted photo art with family

(I sure hope Grandma & Grandpa aren't reading this post - gift spoiler alert!)  

Take your photos and turn them into display-worthy works of art.  Use just one photo or make a collage with multiple photos:

Minted collage photo art

My kids will love seeing these memories up on the wall.

The options are endless and all of the photo gift designs are sourced from Minted's independent community of artists.  Feels great to support those creative folks!

Minted photo art

Maybe you want to commemorate a special event?   Weddings, births, anniversaries - there's something for everyone. 

Don't worry there's still time to place your order, December 14th is the last day to order foil-pressed custom photo art for delivery by 12/24.

Minted photo art

Select your photo art then start personalizing with materials, color, frame, sizes and of course your photos.  The possibilities are endless and sure to be appreciated for years to come.  Be sure to enter the giveaway down below for your chance to win a custom photo art photo gift!

If you do choose unframed photo art you can easily make your own frame and I'll show you how:

diy plywood frame with plexiglass and screws

This artwork is from Minted's foil-stamped wall art collection here.  As soon as my custom photo art prints arrive (later today!) I will be framing them in the same method. 

diy plywood frame with plexiglass and screws

It's a piece of scrap plywood that I stained then attached plexiglass to protect the artwork.  I happen to love the raw 'sandwich' edge of plywood especially with stain.

diy plywood frame with plexiglass and screws

And I choose brass wood screws I found in my stash to compliment the gold foil in the artwork.  Hardware can be both decorative and functional!

How to make an easy frame using plywood and plexiglass:

diy plywood frame with plexiglass and screws

  • photo or artwork
  • plexiglass (cut 1/2" larger on all 4 sides than photo or artwork)
  • plywood (cut 1" larger on all 4 sides than photo or artwork, stain and let dry)
  • 4 - 3/4" wood screws
  • drill & countersink bit

diy plywood frame with plexiglass and screws

Step 1: Use a straight edge and plexiglass cutter to cut plexi to size.  DO NOT remove plastic coating yet.  Predrill countersink holes in four corners.

diy plywood frame with plexiglass and screws

Step 2: Center artwork or photo on plywood.  Remove plastic from back side of plexiglass then place on top keeping it centered.  Drill screws in place.  *You may wish to predrill the plywood as well to be sure of no splitting.

diy plywood frame with plexiglass and screws

Step 3: Remove plastic coating from front side of plexiglass.  Attach sawtooth hanger at center back.

Now be sure to enter the giveaway and you could win one framed photo art gift worth $158, check that off your gift list!

Disclaimer: I was provided product and/or compensation for this post however all thoughts and opinions are my own.