Quick and Easy Art
After working on my high kitchen shelf last week, I wanted to continue by adding some more art to the walls. Except I didn’t want to run out and spend any money.
So I went rummaging through my vast collection of
junk randomness and found a “wicker” looking frame that I had found at Goodwill more than a year ago. It still had the $.99 sticker on the back. Ok, that’s a good start.
I had already painted it white with some acrylic craft paint but I did give it another coat. Since the frame didn’t have any backing, I pulled out some cardboard from the bottom of a case of bottled water.
Hmmm, what else? A little meander through my remnant fabrics produced some burlap. I’m pretty sure this was a Goodwill find too. (I LOVE Goodwill!)
What to frame, what to frame? Then I remembered the butterflies I had gotten at Dollar Tree (another fav place to shop). I had gotten three of these bendable wire butterflies more than 4 years ago. I had used a couple for my Halloween costume last year as Mother Nature. This one looks like it is the same color as my kitchen walls, an orange-ish yellow.
Ok, now we are getting somewhere.
I traced the inside of the frame on the cardboard and then measured for the lip where the backing would sit. Even though the picture shows spray adhesive, I didn’t end up using it. Once I wrapped the cardboard with the burlap and did a test fit, I was sure that it was a snug fit and it wasn’t going to come out of the frame. A little regular craft glue to attach the butterfly and that’s it. Total cost was probably about $3 but since I already had everything on hand $0.
What do you have stashed away to make a quick “free” art/craft project?
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