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Easy & Inexpensive DIY Picture Frame Mats from Glitter Cardstock

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I’ve been slooooowly but surely revamping my craft room. Woot! Recently, I revealed my WorkBox 3.0 that I’m using to store and organize all of my supplies. I also shared the colorful gallery wall that is jazzing up a blank wall (and serving up some serious inspiration).

Today I’ve got all the details on a sparkly element of that gallery wall goodness….how to create your own DIY picture frame mats from glitter cardstock! It was such an easy and inexpensive project but it made a huge impact!

Easy & Inexpensive DIY Picture Frame Mats from Glitter Cardstock | Where The Smiles Have Been

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DIY Picture Frame Mats from Glitter Cardstock

Supplies

 

I was hooked up big time with these three gorgeous art prints by Erin Condren (you can read more about them in my gallery wall post). I knew I wanted them to be framed and anchor the space, but I also wanted to add in some color and fun….it’s a colorful gallery wall, after all. Glitter mats would do just the trick!

After a trip to Walmart for the cheap frames and then to Hobby Lobby for the glitter cardstock, it was time to get cutting.

Easy & Inexpensive DIY Picture Frame Mats from Glitter Cardstock | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Cutting the Glitter Cardstock Sheets

I’m completely in love with my Silhouette Cameo and use it all. the. time., and cutting these sheets to size would be an easy task for the little lady.

While creating my mockup in Silhouette Studio, I decided to go with a 1″ mat, so that meant I would need to cut out a 10″ square from the middle of each sheet of cardstock.

Yes, that’s really it! Just cutting out a square. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

That’s why you certainly don’t need a fancy digital cutter to knock out this project. Just use a ruler and X-Acto knife and you’re good to go (just make sure you put something down to protect your work surface, like some cardboard or a self-healing cutting mat).

Easy & Inexpensive DIY Picture Frame Mats from Glitter Cardstock | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

I loaded up a cardstock sheet onto my cutting mat and into my Silhouette Cameo….

Easy & Inexpensive DIY Picture Frame Mats from Glitter Cardstock | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

….then finalized my cut settings. I used the default settings for Glitter Cardstock:

  • Blade: 6
  • Speed: 3
  • Thickness: 33
  • Double Cut: Checked

Easy & Inexpensive DIY Picture Frame Mats from Glitter Cardstock | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Here’s how they all looked once cut. Extra bonus: I still have three 10″ x 10″ sheets left for future projects! Boom.

With that, now all that remained was popping these mats and the art prints into their respective frames, then hanging them on the wall. So simple.

Easy & Inexpensive DIY Picture Frame Mats from Glitter Cardstock | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

The Final Glitter Picture Frame Mats!

And here’s how the glitter mats look in their frames! Don’t they just look so fabulous up on the gallery wall in my craft room??

The bright colors and all those sparkles really POP against the neutral art prints and gray wall. They turned out just as I’d hoped….and you can’t beat such an easy and inexpensive home decor project!

Colorful Craft Room Gallery Wall + $100 Erin Condren Giveaway! | Where The Smiles Have Been

Colorful Craft Room Gallery Wall + $100 Erin Condren Giveaway! | Where The Smiles Have Been

Colorful Craft Room Gallery Wall + $100 Erin Condren Giveaway! | Where The Smiles Have Been

Colorful Craft Room Gallery Wall + $100 Erin Condren Giveaway! | Where The Smiles Have Been

Colorful Craft Room Gallery Wall + $100 Erin Condren Giveaway! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

If You Enjoyed This….

Make sure you check out all of the other fun I’ve been sharing as I create the colorful craft room of my dreams, or visit my Project Gallery for lots of other creative goodies!

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