DIY Wall Art

August 5, 2013 AT 12:11 pm 14 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!


 






Comments

  1. love the sign. you are surrounded by great help at your house. love that too!

  2. Love this project, and will try my luck on it once I return from my trip…. it is nice to have and remind us to be thankful. By the way I will be receiving my first Stitch Fix box, well first they said they cannot Fit my size but now they seem to have figured something out, hope at least one of the items will fit, it’s mostly tops and one jewelry item, so much easier part of my body to fit well.

    Rest up, we cannot have you being tired, where will all the good ideas come from.
    Edith Your Chicago Connection

  3. love this–so simple and such a statement. PINNED! Thanks for sharing.

    Cindy @ Crazylou
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  4. Cute, cute, cute! HOpe you recover soon — we do so appreciate all you did to make Haven such an amazing experience!!
    xo Heidi
    Heidi @ Decor & More recently posted..Haven 2013

  5. Such a cute idea! It makes me think of the Hymn, Count your many blessings – and that is a good thing to do . Thanks for sharing your idea – going to pin it now : )
    Mindy recently posted..Giving Thanks Friday

  6. Great job Traci. And I love that it reminds you of your mom :). I have a ” count your blessings” sign in my home too :). Thx for sharing

  7. So super cute!

  8. I love this! Have you post the type of flooring that you put in your office/craft room? I hope you get all rested up soon. Is Jonathan sang any where lately? God Bless!

  9. Dawn Britt says:

    Love, Love, Love your craft project! I love the saying……………that’s one of my favorite songs. It’s on a CD I have in my van. When it comes on, I turn it up high and sing along with it. It makes my heart happy! <3 Blessings and Hugs to you and your beautiful family!

  10. Hi, Traci. It was so good to meet you at Haven this past weekend. Beginning the day with a devotion and prayer among like minded ladies was the best part for me. I loved hearing your heartbeat for the Lord. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  11. So cute Traci! Thx for sharing! I have hardly taken the time to comment on ur blog lately but I follow it all the time & love it! Blessings!!!

  12. Love this wall art! Thank you again for putting on an awesome conference! We had a blast!
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  13. How cute and a reminder that we all need on a daily basis!

    Judy
    Judy Clark recently posted..A Little Girl Project

  14. Love the wall art and looks so easy to do! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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