Make a Rainbow Frame for Father’s Day.

Warning to our Daddy – DONT read this!
To everyone else, are you getting ready for Father’s Day? It’s just around the corner you know.
We are making all sorts of handmade gifts for our daddy. Here is the Rainbow Picture Frame we made for him today.
It’s very pretty, so softly colorful. This is how we made it:
We bought an unfinished wooden frame from Michaels for a dollar and soaked it in water for a few minutes.

When we took it out of the water, we wiped it gently with a sponge, leaving it damp. Then we painted it with our watercolor paints.

We made sure that our watercolor paints were as thick as we could get them and then painted it in stages of colors. A red blob first. Then, with a paper towel, I wiped the red paint off, leaving a gentle, whitewashed, red section on the frame. Then a green blob was painted – wiped off again and blended into the red. Then blue. It was wonderful to see what other colors we could make when two colors blended together… purple and orange magically appeared.

After our frame had dried in the sun, we selected one of our favorite photos, cut it to size and put it in our rainbow frame.
Daddy will be so happy to received this handmade treasure from his little ducklings.
Blessings and magic,
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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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16 thoughts on “Make a Rainbow Frame for Father’s Day.

  1. Thanks for the idea. We went and got the frames yesterday. I have some Spring pictures I haven’t framed yet, so this was perfect. We are going to be doing them for Daddy as well as grandpa too!

  2. Oh this is beautiful, we’re looking for presents for my son – and 4yo daughter where possible – to make for Christmas presents. I’m so glad I found your blog!

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