DIY Wall Art

August 5, 2013 AT 12:11 pm 15 Comments

Hey Friends!

I cannot tell you how absolutely exhausted I am from Haven.  I slept in until 10:00 am this morning.  Yes.  I.  Did.

And I think I could take about a 5 hour nap this afternoon.  So as soon as I get my bearings back, I will share all of the Haven fun with you.  :)

 

Today, I am so excited to share with you a project that I just finished for my office/craft room makeover.

It’s a three dimensional picture frame, and it cost me less than 5 dollars to make!

 

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I started out with some numbers that I had left over from my mailbox makeover.  They are the peel and stick kind.

 

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I primed them with some spray paint primer so the craft paint I was going to use would adhere better.

 

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Then I let my son, Luke, help me with the next part.  He loves to paint, so I asked him to paint all of the numbers in a bunch of different colors that I wanted to use in my office.

 

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While he was doing that, I spray painted my picture frame white.  I got this frame at Goodwill for $1.50.

 

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I removed the glass and the backing from the frame.  Then I used the original black cardboard backing as a template to cut a new, larger cardboard backing for the frame.  {This would help the cardboard sit back farther from the glass to help create a 3D effect.}

 

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Then I glued a piece of leftover burlap that I had to the new cardboard backing.

 

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I took all of the beautifully colored numbers that Luke painted for me and randomly placed them on the burlap until they looked the way I wanted.

 

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Then I just peeled and stuck them to the burlap.   Smile

I added a little bit of hot glue to the inside of the frame so that the glass would stay put in the frame and not fall out.

 

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Then I hot glued the new cardboard backing onto the outside of the frame back.

 

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I loved the way it looked, and it would be totally cute to leave it just like that!  But I wanted my frame to say “Count your many blessings” in memory of my precious mother.

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So I found this super cute design in the Silhouette online store that I purchased for 99 cents and downloaded.

 

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I used black vinyl for the design, and once it was through cutting on my Silhouette machine, I transferred it to the front of the glass in the middle of my frame.

 

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If you don’t own a Silhouette, I am sure that you could find an adorable vinyl sign in a store or online that you could use instead.  I’ve even seen some really cute ones at the dollar store.

It’s hard to tell in these pictures, but there is a definite 3D effect.

 

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I love the punch of colors it adds to my gallery wall in my office/craft room.  {That I haven’t finished working on.} Smile

 

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I love my new sign, and I love the reminder it gives me to daily count my many blessings!

 

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Have a blessed day!


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