DIY Industrial Decor is easy to create and you can save a lot of money if you make your own. We love this DIY Rustic Frame and Print Tutorial by our girl Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers. Take a look! 

DIY Industrial Decor is easy to create and you can save a lot of money if you make your own. We love this DIY Rustic Frame and Print Tutorial by Take a look!



Hi Friends! I’m Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers and it’s always great to be here. Is everyone in the U.S. still recovering from the three day weekend? I know I am! Today, I’m going to share an easy building project with all of you.

DIY Rustic Frame and Print Tutorial by

Don’t be scared, it’s SO simple I know any of you can do it. I’m showing you how to make this super easy and charming Rustic Frame and Print. Ready? 

DIY Rustic Frame Tutorial by


DIY Rustic Frame and Print Tutorial by


Supply List: – Four pieces of 1″ X 1″ wood cut at 12″ long – 13 X 13″ piece of linen or drop cloth – Four 1 1/4″ Dry Wall Screws – Image of your choice – Transfer Paper – Drill – Iron – Staple Gun – Scissors IMG_1530

Start with your four pieces of 1 X 1″ wood, 12″ long. I used some reclaimed wood I already had on hand, but you could easily purchase it new from the hardware store and stain it. IMG_1533


Lay the wood out into your frame shape. I wanted mine to have a very rustic and industrial look, so I chose to stack my pieces instead of making them flush. To achieve this look, I laid two pieces flat vertically, then stacked the third piece on top horizontally and the fourth piece I placed under the two vertical pieces on the opposite side. If you like things neat and tidy, you may want to stack the horizontal pieces on the same side. IMG_1542


To get a more industrial look, I used 1 1/4″ black dry wall screws. IMG_1548


Next, take your power drill and secure the edges in place.

The wood I used was really soft so it split a little, but it just added to the character of the frame 🙂 IMG_1556


Now you have your open frame and are ready for some artwork. 2013-05-24


I found my graphic over at The Graphic Fairy. She has amazing FREE graphics that are ready to download and ready for image transfer. I chose this French Franc Graphic for my piece. I printed the graphic (reversed image) on transfer paper and cut my piece of cream linen to 13 X 13″. Want to know a secret? My linen was actually from an old basket liner. I took it out of a basket a long time ago and saved it in case I ever wanted to use it again, and this time it actually paid off! Cut your image out of the transfer paper, cutting as close to the graphic as possible. Place it face down on the fabric and iron. Apply a lot of pressure for 1-2 minutes, or until the paper is completely secure. Then, slowly peel off the transfer paper. If you find that an area didn’t transfer very well then stop peeling, lay the paper back down and iron again. Now place the piece of fabric into your frame. I used a staple gun to secure my linen onto the back of the frame. Just be sure to really stretch it across so you don’t have any buckles.


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And that’s it! I used recycled wood and fabric for this project so it didn’t cost me a dime,

but you could easily make this for just a couple of dollars.

Can’t wait to see what you make! I would love it if you stopped by and told me how yours turn out 🙂   Footer Signature



Thank you so much Taryn for stopping by today and sharing this tutorial with us!

For more DIY ideas visit Taryn over at her fantastic blog Design, Dining + Diapers.

You can find there  these pillows’ tutorial.

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And also check her recipes here… These easy Cinnamon Chex Treats look yummy!

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Now I better go I have so much laundry to do… I hope I don’t get lost between socks and t-shirts!

Wishing you all a great day!

Talk to you later…





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