I thought it would be fun to bring you a fun project using a transfer. Better yet, how about three easy projects with one transfer?

Afterall these Belles and Whistles transfers come with four sheets. Have you tried Dixie Belle Paint Company’s transfers? They are so easy to use on most surfaces. Let me show you in this series of three posts how you can create three easy projects.

Dixie Belle has a line of wonderful transfers. There are many beautiful designs to choose from florals, garden, boho, nautical, vintage, etc. For my three projects, I will be using a newer transfer Rustic Herringbone. It looks like wood in a pattern. You can see all of the wonderful designs on their website here.

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Create a designer Photo Frame

When I tell you this project is not only easy, the out come is gorgeous. The three projects that I will be sharing in this series are to show you how can make beautiful home accessories.

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For all three projects in this series, I will be using a sheet from the Rustic Herringbone Transfer. It comes with 4 sheets. The design size is 24 x 38″. A burnish tool comes with the transfer.

let’s have some fun!

Three Easy Projects With One Transfer

You can use any frame that has a mat or make your own mat out of cardstock or cardboard. I had this plain frame in the closet.

I took the glass out of the frame and gave it a good cleaning. Set the glass and frame aside. We will be transforming this photo mat.

Transforming a photo mat

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Transforming a 5 x 7 Photo Mat using Dixie Belle’s Rustic Herringbone Transfer.

You will select one transfer sheet from the Rustic Herringbone Transfer. Your transfer comes with four sheets.

With the protective backing still over the transfer take a pencil and trace an outline on the back on the paper transfer sheet. Do not work about the center piece. Just trace around the outside.

Now carefully cut out the transfer keeping the protective paper backing on it.

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Remove the protective paper backing and lay the transfer over the photo mat. With your hand smooth it out. DO NOT MOVE the transfer at this point.

With your burnishing tool, you will rub over the transfer until the image adheres to the photo mat. Lifting film it should be clear if the transfer has adhered to your project. If not, carefully laid it back down and continue to rub the burnishing tool over your image.

The finished Photo mat

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How good does this mat look? Just wait until it is put into the frame with a photo. Love all of the neutral tones on this mat.


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It is amazing how a transfer can give this frame a whole new look. Before it was just a boring white mat. It would get lost against the white of the shiplap background.

Now it pops with warm and the perfect neutral colors.

Be sure to check back next week for the second post in this series. Another easy project using a transfer sheet from Rustic Herringbone by Dixie Belle.

other projects using transfers

How To Repurpose A Maganize Rack

How to repurpose a magazine rack for other purposes.


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Hope you have a wonderful day!

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