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Fabric Covered Photo Mat

Create a stylish photo mat with Mod Podge and your favorite designer fabric.

At a Glance:

#4883 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Cathie and  Steve Logo
  • Mod Podge Finishes and Formulas Logo

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $6.39
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Photo Mat, Decorator fabric, Scissors, Foam paintbrush, Ribbon trim, Wood frame


1. Lay the fabric (print side down) flat on your work surface. Trim the fabric so that it is larger than the mat. 1” extra all the way around should be enough.

2. On the backside, add a drop of Mod Podge to each corner and pull back the corner of the fabric.  Press into the Mod Podge.  Add a strip of Mod Podge down the side edges and fold back the fabric into the Mod Podge.  Smooth with your fingers and make sure the fabric is taut.  

3. Using your scissors, cut a slit in the center of the fabric where the mat opening should be.  Make slices that lead up to each corner.  Trim away excess fabrics if needed.  Apply a coat of Mod Podge around the inside edge of the mat.  Fold back the fabric and pull taut.  On the backside, use Mod Podge to glue the ribbon around the edge of the opening.

4. Paint the frame with Whicker White paint.  Replace the mat into the frame and add a photo.

PROJECT TIP: This same technique can be done with your favorite paper.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.