BY NANCY BURKE

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Thanks to Cassandra and Kenzi over at Details2Enjoy for sponsoring another fun craft we adapted with a subtle nod to Disney! I used one of their adorable DIY kits that included “almost” everything I needed put this DIY Pocket Frame together in no time!

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Look at that cute little house frame and felt flower that came in the DIY kit! Not to mention the back panel insert that has grooves pre-cut into it to look like shiplap. Love! This kit is very versatile “as-is”, but I think it will be even better once I add my own fun little Disney touch.

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A bit of white paint and I was well on my way!

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I love the look of painted and distressed accents, so once I let a second coat of paint dry, I sanded just enough to give it a worn look. The grooves in the board did collect some paint making them less visible, so I ran the end of a paper clip along each groove to remove the excess and make them stand out.

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The little house frame got a couple coats of paint as well. Black will definitely stand out more easily against the white background.

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The house also gets a bit of sanding to match the aged and distressed look I was going for.

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Each kit comes with a template so you know exactly the right placement of the elements in the kit. No more guesswork hoping that your pieces will be centered. Bonus: Each piece in the kit also has a peel-and-stick backing so there is no messy glue! LOVE that!

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Once the little house frame was firmly attached to the insert, I was ready to add the felt pieces from the kit and this fluffy little burgundy faux fur Mickey applique. The rolled rose tutorial can be found on the D2E website. I need those roses in every color!

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All the little pieces were attached to the insert with glue dots and my insert was complete!

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As tempting as it was to leave the D2E Pocket Frame completely natural, I decided it needed a dark stain for a more finished look and to show case the insert.

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A little word about wood stain: Correction. A little word about DARK wood stain: WEAR GLOVES. Just wear them. You’ll thank me later.

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Once the wood stain is dry (really dry), you are ready to add your insert, attach the top, and display your fun new DIY Mouse House Pocket Frame!

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I’ve loved working with products by D2E! They were the first to perfect the pocket frame concept and they offer a variety of inserts from holiday icons to whimsical sayings, and everything in between so you never run out of change-up options. This little mouse house looks perfect sitting on a shelf in the entryway of my home, but you can bet I’m making inserts for each season or whatever mood I’m in!

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