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Hashtag Selfie Photo Frame

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

Transform a simple frame into a selfie saver with Apple Barrel, Mod Podge, and scrapbook paper.
not yet rated   AT A GLANCE
Skill Level: Intermediate


Apple Barrel ® Colors - Tuscan Teal, 2 oz.
Item #21887
Apple Barrel Colors ® are the crafter's choice for quality, selection and value. This all-purpose acrylic craft paint is waterbased, non-toxic and dries to a durable finish. Suitable for most paintable surfaces: wood, plaster, tin, craft foam, Styrofoam, terra cotta, and more. Deep, rich tones dry to a soft matte sheen. Easy soap and water clean-up.


Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Unpainted Shapes - Hashtag
Item #22536
The Hashtag Unpainted Shape from Plaid Wood Surface is a fun, modern piece that can be creatively incorporated into a variety of home decors. Available in an assortment of shapes and styles, these DIY pieces are made of unfinished wood and are ready for a fun and personalized touch. Ideal for painting, staining, decorative embellishment, and wood burning, there’s an endless assortment of creative options. Plaid Wood Surfaces are a blank canvas waiting to be turned into a work of art.


FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Titanium White, 2 oz.
Item #2938
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.


Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Frames - Square
Item #97540
Plaid Wood Surfaces are ready to paint, stain, decoupage, woodburn or embellish. Create a groovy project or show your allegiance with this high quality, smooth finish wooden shape.


Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte Chalk Finish, 8 oz.
Item #CS24911
Trend right Ultra Matte Chalk finish. Brushes on smoothly without visible brushstrokes.


Other Supplies
1” Flat brush
Liner brush
Scrapbook paper
3 Selfie photos
2 Tiny clothespins
Craft knife
Tracing paper
Transfer paper
Hot glue
Water basin
Paper towels


  1. Sand all the piece edges until smooth. Paint the bottom third of the frame in Tuscan Teal. Let dry.
  2. Lay tracing paper over the Hashtag and trace the inner shape.
  3. Lay your scrapbook paper down face up, lay down the sheet of transfer paper, then the tracing of the hashtag. Tape all in place. Trace the hashtag shape. Remove the tracing and transfer papers. Cut out shape. Apply to the unpainted hashtag with Ultra Matte. Smooth out with a top coat of Ultra Matte.
  4. Lay the center square paper that comes in the frame, on the center of a piece scrapbook paper and use as a templet. Cut out the square.
  5. Measure 2 ¼" from the top of the square and draw a line. Cut off excess paper. Measure 4 ½" from top of paper and draw a line. Cut. Apply to the top half of the frame with Ultra Matte. Smooth out with a top coat of Ultra Matte.
  6. Lightly write "Selfies" in pencil. Using the liner brush with Titanium White, paint over the letters. Let dry.
  7. Hot glue the clothespins and hashtag in place.
  8. Add your photos of you and your "bestie"!
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