I’ll never forget the Christmas I received a John Denver album as a gift. I loved all the songs on it, but my favorite was the Thank God I’m a Country Boy song.
I’d crank the record player’s volume up, and belt that song out at the top of my lungs, replacing “boy” with “girl”.
I was a country girl back then, and I’m a country girl now, and I still love John Denver. 🙂
With Father’s Day coming up, I realized for the first time in my life I won’t have to try to figure out what to buy my dad, because like many dads, he was hard to buy for.
Instead, I decided to make something inspired by John Denver’s country boy song, and dedicated to my dad, because he was a true country boy.
Follow along, as I show you how I made it, and feel free to sing at the top of your lungs with me! 🙂
DIY Frame Makeover, Inspired by John Denver’s Country Boy Song
Supplies Needed to Make Farmhouse Photo Frame (includes affiliate links for your convenience).
~ Rustic Frame (any inexpensive frame will do, but I used one that was very rustic.)
~ Blue Stripe Ticking Fabric (I bought enough to use on another project I’ll be sharing with you later.)
~Mini Clothespins (most stores carry these.)
~ white paint
~ paint brush
~ glue gun & glue sticks
Here’s how my frame started out.
Dry brush white paint over the frame.
Use a very light of a coat so the rustic texture shows through.
Glue the ticking fabric on cardboard to fit inside the frame, and trim the edges.
Glue 2 mini clothespins on with hot glue.
Tip – decide what size photo you will hang first, so you know how where to glue the clothespins.
Hang your photo and it’s done!
You could also attach 2 sets of clothespins, and put a family recipe on one set, and a photo of the person who the recipe came from on the other set.
It would make a special gift for a mom, grandmother or even a wedding!
This is my favorite photo of my dad. He so rarely smiled in photos as an adult, so this picture of him smiling as a child is so endearing to me.
I hope seeing it on this frame would make him smile today!
Vaya con Dios,