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Design Your Own Wall Art In 3 Easy Steps

Design Your Own Wall Art
I have found a really simple way to make artwork for your house, dorm room, nursery or office.  It started with a stroll down the scrapbook isle at my local craft store.  I really loved so many of the prints I found.  There have also been many times I’ve been in the fabric department and wished I could design a room around some of those adorable patterns I came across.  One Christmas, my new brother in law put record frames on his wish list.  I had never heard of these but I went into the local craft store and checked in the collector and display frame section and found them.  They were 12″ x 12″ created to display record covers as artwork.  But my brain saw 12″ x 12″ and immediately started seeing all those amazing scrapbook patterns hanging in my house!  The beauty is, if you find a paper you like better or decide to redecorate, just swap out the paper and you’ve got brand new art instantly!  This project cost me around $6.50 to make.

Supplies:

  •  The 12″ x 12″ frames are $10 but Hobby Lobby and Michael’s always have 40 % off coupons online and they often put the frames on sale for 50% meaning you never have to pay over $6 for the frames.
  • 12″ x  12″ scrapbook paper or fabric cut to 12″ x 12″.
  • A screwdriver (to help you get the back of the frame off).

1)  Remove the back of the frame by bending back the black barbs with a screwdriver.  I don’t recommend using your fingers for this.

Remove Back of Record Frame

 

2) Put the 12″x12″ piece of scrapbook paper or cut fabric (pattern side down), into your frame.  If you have fabric that you want to place in the frame, you can use the 12″ x 12″ cardboard cover from the back of the frame as a template and just put it down on your fabric, trace it and and then cut it out.  Should fit the frame just right!Place Your Fabric or Paper in the Frame
3) Put the back of frame back on & turn over.  Then hang it where you want it.  In my apartment days, I used to hang everything up with bulletin board push pins!

Wall ARt Ready for Hanging
I hope you found this post on how to Design Your Own Wall Art In 3 Easy Steps easy to follow and fun.
 Design Your Own Wall Art In 3 Easy Steps

 

Kim Anderson

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3 Comments

  1. I have one of these hanging near my desk. I keep a dry erase marker nearby, and it makes the prettiest dry erase board you’ve ever seen!

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