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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DIY Decor on a Dime: Art Prints & Framing with Burlap


This is called a floating mount art print. It's super easy, though you would pay a good bit to have it done professionally. All together this project cost me $4 for the art book I wanted, everything else I had on hand, but they are super cheap to purchase if you don't have them already.

The past two weeks have been pretty amazing on the DIY home front at the Okra abode. I have made and used chalk paint and stripped chairs for the first time. It's been an intense time when the kids nap because you know that's all the time I have. My projects: redoing the powder room on our main floor and revitalizing a 6 chair kitchen table set. I love the new color on the PR walls. It's Valspar's "Carolina Inn Club Aqua." What do you think?

I love being frugal. The cheaper I can make something that looks amazing, the happier I am with it. I blame my frugal ancestors, it must be genetic.

Materials:
Frame
art work
foam board
cutting materials
glue 
(I am crazy about "YES! Paste." It has amazing hold, is safe for kids to use and lasts forever. If it starts to dry out add water. I have been using the same tub for 14 years.)_


I used frames that I bought at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $1 years ago, foam poster board from the dollar store, burlap left over from another project, and this used Audubon art book from Amazon for $4, an Exacto, ruler & glue. The frame was a bit beat up. So, I sanded them down (I made 2) and stained them with my trim stain.

Instructions:
1.Cut your background material to the same size as the cardboard back to the frame. Here are easy instructions to cutting burlap perfectly the first time.
2. Cut your foam board to the size of your art.
3. Glue the background fabric onto your cardboard. Glue the art work to the foam board. Glue the foam board to the background fabric.
4. (Optional things I did.) Refinish your frame, add an information tag with on foam board underneath.

Done!

I love this particular method of framing because it is fast cheap and easy. I used it in Blythe's room with the free printables I made. It was the perfect way to coordinate it with her room by using left over fabric scraps from the quilt I made for her bed.

Here is a photo of what they looked like:
Have a wonderful week!

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