Metallic Framed “Give Thanks” Print

Metallic Frame with Thanksgiving Printable

Friends, if you’ve been following along with the blog and social channels for the past few weeks, you know I have two major new obsessions: DecoArt Metallic Lustre and Hand Lettering. I can’t get enough of either! I want to write all the things and then make them shiny! Today’s project is my best attempt to combine the two into one project…a pretty, festive frame for the fall holiday season. I’m going to show you how easy it is to create the frame, then give you the hand lettered download to fill it with, sound like a plan?


You’ll need:
An unfinished wooden photo frame {mine was less than $2 at Michaels}
DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Champagne Ice or your favorite color
Give Thanks printable 


Metallic Lustre is a gorgeous water-based metallic wax that adds instant color and shine to just about any project. So far, I’ve used it on my Spider Web Bowl {clay} and my Metallic Stocking Ornament {paper mache}, and loved how both turned out. This time I decided to see how it worked on wood. To apply it, just use your finger to spread the wax evenly onto your surface.


Once the wax has dried completely, which usually takes five minutes or less, use a cloth or paper towel to buff the surface and really make it shine! Unfortunately, it’s hard to see in photos just what a difference this made for my frame since the wood color is pretty similar to the Champagne Ice, but in person, it’s like night and day!

Metallic Frame with Printable

All that’s left to do is add your printable or a favorite photo and your metallic frame is ready to go on display!

Give Thanks Print in Frame

Feel free to hop on over to Google Drive and grab the free printable I created using the hand lettering techniques I’ve been practicing thanks to an online group I joined run by Dawn Nicole Designs.

Give Thanks Printable


What do you think? Is this a project you can see yourself making this fall? I love the daily reminder to be thankful, no matter what the circumstances of my day might be. Plus, the whole project cost me less than $2 since I already had the Metallic Lustre in my stash. If you give it a try, I’d love to see how yours turns out!

Metallic Framed Print

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