Monday, March 10, 2014

DIY - {89 Cent Wall Art}

 I don't usually have a lot of free time on my hands. Working 3 jobs and trying to keep up a relationship and friendships leaves me with very little quiet time. But when I do have down time I like to work on fun little DIY projects. About a month ago I found an adorable picture frame at a thrift store that only cost 89 cents. I was stoked! It's a beautiful picture frame that has a vintage/rustic look to it and you cant beat 89 cents, so I purchased it and immediately started dreaming up ideas of what to put in it. I knew right away I didn't want to just throw a picture in it and call it good. So here is what I chose to do...

I started off by browsing an old Vogue magazine and ripping out any pages that I liked. I started off with some floral pages and black and white images. The idea in my head was very different from the way it turned out but as I was brainstorming everything it all just kinda came together. I wanted a pop of color with some black and white mixed in. I found a backdrop paper and then started lining the sides of the frame.

Once I found the right paper to line it with (I chose the blue paper with butterfly's, and then grabbed some floral to add to it) I used scissors to create a sort of wave look on both sides. I was hoping to come across either an elephant or owl photo in my Vogue magazine and place it in the middle, but that just didn't work out... So instead of filling the middle with a specific picture I chose to add text. I decided on the word Grace and thought there is no way I am going to find those letters  the way I see it in my head and surprisingly I only had to flip 3 pages till I found the word Grace! Woot woot! :)

  I cut out the letters and glued everything down where I wanted it and BAM!! Threw it in the frame and it was complete! The frame didn't have a sturdy spot on the back to hang on the wall so I found a rustic chain from an old necklace that I never wear anymore and slid it through some of the slots on the back and created a way for it to hang on my wall. Here is the project completed...

  I am really happy about the outcome and I look forward to doing more projects like this one!  :)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow...So artistic you are:) This is really cool