Mod Podge Fabric Frames with Antique Matte Mod Podge

Mod Podge Fabric Frames


I’m so excited to share these Mod Podge Fabric Frames. I just love how they turned out, and using Mod Podge on fabric was so easy. I used inexpensive wood frames from Michael’s, and Antique Matte Mod Podge on fabric for a vintage look. After I was done with the frames, I painted the frame inserts with chalkboard paint. I still can’t get enough of chalkboard paint! 


Supplies needed:

Wood craft frames

Fabric of choice

Plaid acrylic craft paint in white

Mod Podge Matte

Mod Podge Antique Matte

Distress Ink


Paint brush or foam craft brush

Plaid chalkboard paint (not pictured)

Mod Podge Fabric frames with Antique Matte Mod Podge

Step One – Paint wood frames with white paint and set aside to dry. I like to paint the backs of the frame as well for a finished look. Don’t throw away the cardboard insert, we’ll need that for later.

Step Two – Cut fabric square slightly bigger than frame, and brush with a thin coat of Mod Podge and let dry.  This is a great tip I read in Amy Anderson’s book, Mod Podge Rocks! It keeps the edges from fraying and makes it easier to cut my shapes. I used regular Mod Podge for this step, but you can use the Antique Mod Podge too.

Step Three – Once the frames and fabric are dry, use a pencil to trace the shape of the frame onto the fabric. Make sure the pattern lines up nicely with the shape of the frame. Be sure to cut the fabric inside of the pencil lines, you want the fabric to be just a bit smaller than the frame. Don’t use your good fabric scissors to cut through the Mod Podge or you might gunk them up.


Step Four – Brush a coat of Antique Matte Mod Podge onto frame, then carefully lay fabric on top. Coat fabric in another thin coat of Antique Mod Podge. I think it’s hard to tell in this picture, but the Antique Mod Podge is really cool. It has a faded yellow tint that warmed up the fabric and gave it a vintage feel. You can see it better in the final pictures. Let frames dry. 


Step Five – Use a distress ink stamp pad to hit the edges of the frame. I just pressed it flat against the edge. Then I grabbed my paint brush and used it to flick a little bit more of the ink over the edges. I let the frames dry overnight. 


Step Six – I was hunting around for pictures when I realized these would be really cute as little chalkboards. So I used the cardboard insert already in the frame and painted several coats of Plaid’s chalkboard paint. It’s really easy to use, and I’m still using the same bottle from my chalkboard cutting boards and my chalkboard wreath. I love the idea of using the insert too, they are already the perfect size!


Step Seven – Write a cute note or message. Sometime I wish I didn’t have the handwriting of a 10 year-old. Then I could make an amazing, tiny little chalkboard masterpiece…best to just keep it simple. 

Mod Podge Fabric frames with Antique Matte Mod Podge

The yellow one is my favorite.

Mod Podge Fabric frames with Antique Matte Mod Podge

But I love how the turquoise one came out too! These would make adorable teacher gifts. 

Mod Podge Fabric frames with Antique Matte Mod Podge

You can find the yellow chevron fabric here. The turquoise fabric is outdoor fabric by Robert Allen, I found it at Jo-Ann’s last year. 

If you are a fan of the vintage look like me, you have to try the Antique Matte Mod Podge. It’s so cool. I can’t wait to try it on photos!

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  1. Get out!! I’m smitten by these frames – love the fabric & the antique feel!! xo

  2. They turned out so fabulous!! I just grabbed some of that antique mod podge on clearance last week at Michael’s to try out. You’ve inspired me to try it out asap. Megan

  3. these are too cute! i love the antiqued look! i didn’t even know they made that!

  4. these are too cute! i love the antiqued look! i didn’t even know they made that!

  5. I am SO in LOVE with these!!!!! I might actually find time to make them! I’ve been looking for cute frames. And, I’m a teacher who likes to receive gifts ;0)

  6. Holy craftiness. This is awesome. I haven’t used the antique mod podge but now I totally have to run to get some. You did a great job. I can’t wait to make something similar.

  7. Those came out great! I think I feel an urge to get to the craft store today.

  8. This is a fantastic idea! I love it! My daughter’s would love these too!

  9. They are gorgeous!! Great job! I see these somewhere in my hear future!

  10. Oh how cute are those!!! You’ve given me a wonderful idea for the frames I’ve been wanting to make and a great excuse to visit Hobby Lobby tomorrow. 😉 Thank you!

  11. Amazing! I really loved them!

  12. fabulous!

  13. These are beautiful!

  14. These are great. I already have the frames, the fabric and the mod podge at home. What am I waiting for? Thank you!

  15. I absolutely LOVE these!!!!

  16. These are so cute! The fabrics you chose are screaming summer to me and are making me long for days at the beach! I love the idea and love the antiquing you did.

  17. Hey girl!
    I am featuring your frames tomorrow… Love them!

  18. can’t wait to try these this week!!
    do you think you could write on the fabric afterwards – like with a sharpie – or would it run like a normal fabric?? have you ever tried that?

    • Hi Emily!

      I don’t know that you could successfully write on the Mod Podge after it dries. You could definitely Mod Podge cut out letters on it though!

  19. Hi! Just wanted to let you know your mod podge fabric framed chalkboards are featured in my round-up of 20 DIY Chalkboard Projects. Thanks for sharing your inspirational creation with us!

    The Thinking Closet

  20. Did you find the distress ink at Michaels too? Do you think just a brown ink pad or brown paint might work?

    • Yes, I did buy it at Michael’s! I think you can be creative and use what you have on hand or can easily find! I’d love to see a pic if you make these:0)

  21. These look great! They remind me of the look so many people like to use for Instagram pics. I love the combination of the modern prints and the antiquing!


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