Thursday, May 12, 2011

Homemade Wall Art for Non-Crafties

I am not really crafty, but I can get real creative to save money. I was in search of some wall art for Blair’s room, and a friend suggested I use fabric. Perfect suggestion! I even had some fabric left over that matched Blair’s bedding.

At Hobby Lobby (the greatest place on earth) I bought six 8x10 canvases, some batting, ribbon, solid pink fabric, and lime polka dot fabric. I spotted some blue flower picture frames there too, so I snagged them in case I could use them. Blair’s room is pink, blue, and green.
I cut the batting to fit the top of the canvas and cut rectangles out of each piece of fabric. I placed the batting on the canvas and wrapped the fabric around to the back of the frame, folding it like a present on the sides, and stapled it to the wood frame with the staple gun.
On one of the pink pieces, I stapled two pieces of green ribbon to the back of the canvas to make a stripe.
Then, I sewed on the little flower picture frames and used hot glue to stabilize them. They came with lime paper in them, and it matched perfectly!
The finished products!
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I think they turned out so cute – and they were so cheap!
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My other project for that trip to Hobby Lobby was a bow holder -- Blair’s bows were everywhere!
I searched the store over for a base for the bow holder and finally found a pink, blue, and green wall decoration that matched her room perfectly.
I cut long pieces of the same green ribbon I used on the pink fabric wall piece and hot glued them to the interior bottom part of the art.
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It turned out just right!
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It also looks so cute in her room and is perfect for her bows!
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Yay for easy, cheap wall decorations and bow organizer!

4 comments:

Jax said...

I love how versatile canvas is - & her bow holder is adorable!

Linsey said...

Go Ash! I am so proud of you for being crafty!

Katie said...

Cute ideas! I love that bow holder.

mountain mama said...

cute!