Acorns & Swirls Painted Frame by Craftsmart Paint™

Turn a plain wood frame into a festive fall frame with Craftsmart™ acrylic paints.


Crafted for Michaels by Amanda Formaro.


Craft Time: 30 minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

Keywords: september2012, craftsmart, craft paint, acorns, swirls, wood frame


  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint – Butter Cream
  • Craft Smart® Metallic Paint – Metallic Gold, Metallic Bronze and Brown
  • Craft Smart® Glitter Paint – Gold
  • Wood Picture Frame, 20cm x 20cm (8"x8")
  • Paintbrushes – 1.9cm (¾") Flat and #2 Round
  • Water Container
  • Palette (or Paper Plate)
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Trace & Transfer Paper
  • Sharpie® Pen, Ultra Fine – Black
  • Sharpie® Pen, Fine – Black
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Step 1
Use 1.9cm (¾") flat brush and Butter Cream to base-coat frame.

Step 2
Use pencil to trace and transfer design onto borders of frame.

Step 3
Use #2 round brush to paint acorns Metallic Bronze and acorn tops brown.

Step 4
Outline with same brush using Metallic Gold and add a highlight on the left side of each acorn.

Step 5
Add crosshatching lines on acorn top using Metallic Gold.

Step 6
Use #2 round brush to add Gold glitter to acorn tops and outlines.

Step 7
Use Ultra Fine Point Sharpie® pen to add swirls.

Step 8
Use Fine Point Sharpie® pen to outline contours of acorns and caps.


Allow to dry between steps.