Altered Canvas Clip Picture Frame

I love this idea! Instead of the traditional picture frame, use a bulldog clip to hold your photo. It makes it so easy to change out your photo and you can make them to perfectly match your decor.

I started with an 8×10 inch blank canvas from the craft store and an extra large bulldog clip that I picked up at Target.


I brushed the canvas with one coat of Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in Cascade. I didn’t worry about full coverage because I wanted it to have a distressed look. Just add another coat of paint if you’d rather not have any white peeking through. I cut a piece of heavier-weight patterned scrapbook paper to 6×8 inches and used an edge distresser to roughen up the edges a bit. I lightly brushed the edges with the same paint and also dry brushed a little over the rest of the piece. Then the piece is attached to the painted canvas with scrapbook adhesive.

When I put the clip on the canvas, the silver looked a bit stark next to the rest of the project so I brushed a bit of the chalk paint on the clip to soften it up. I used Crafter’s Pick the Ultimate Glue to adhere the clip to the canvas. I really like the way it turned out!


Here it is with a 4×6 print…


I found the canvas on sale for around $3.00 and the bulldog clip was $3.00. I already had the paint from this Painted Vase project and the scrapbook paper in my stash. A picture frame to perfectly match my decor for about $6.00 – a pretty good deal! And the possibility of color and pattern combinations are endless! If you need a different size, there are so many canvas sizes to choose from.

You can make these in your favorite colors to match your decor. Or make some for unique gifts – add a favorite picture or even a handwritten recipe card to make it extra special. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,



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