Saturday, July 13, 2013

Etsy-Inspired Wall Art

Today's post is a short but sweet tutorial on how to create your very own wall art, as seen on popular boutique websites, but for a fraction of the cost!

Items Needed:

Scrapbook Paper
Dollar Store Frames
Your Favorite Paint & Brushes

I found my scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby.  Just head over to the "Scrapbooking" section of the store and you will find an entire aisle dedicated to paper.  All different types, textures and prints.  Prices are in the dollar to under a dollar range, and priced per sheet.  Here are the designs I choose:

My frames are from Family Dollar.  You can find a great selection of cheap frames at most discount stores.  The ones below were all $2 each.

After removing the frame backing and glass, sand and paint your frames.  For a distressed look, once the frames are completely dry, use a fine grit sandpaper to gently roughen up the edges and corners of your frames.  Using the glass from each frame, trace the scrapbook paper and cut to size.  Frame your pieces of paper and violá!  Adorable wall art for around $2.50 a piece!  Checking out an average online boutique puts you between $8 and $10 per frame and that's not including shipping!  Custom designs at less than HALF the cost?  Yes please!

To further customize your wall designs, pick up some letter stencils at your local craft store and stencil in a personal message or family member's name for unique, personalized wall art!  Pictured below is an item that will hang in our sweet, soon-to-be-here baby boy's nursery.

Unique.  Affordable.  Happy!  

And coming soon to Happy Now...
 Fantastic projects are on the way!  Nursery pieces to satisfy every new momma and daddy!  Using practical pieces to customize your little one's space!  Stay tuned!!!

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