Sunday, August 8, 2010

Craft Monday: Frugal Wall Art

A couple weeks ago, I saw this amazing idea to make wall art on a blog titled Frugal Life Project through a link up party at Keeping it Simple. I knew this was the first thing I wanted to make when I got back in country as decoration for our newly remodeled den...and I loved making them.

First stop, craft store to get canvases and scrapbook paper. I got a great deal on 12"x12" canvases that were different depths. This is the exact size of the large scrapbook paper.

Had to show off Hubs new garage cabinets...this was a purchase made while I was makes the garage look much cleaner.

Brown spray paint to paint the edges of the canvas.

I sprayed them twice with the canvas side up, then flipped them over and sprayed one more coat to make sure I got the edges really good.

The dogs wanted to help.

I found this all purpose spray adhesive. Didn't work quite like I wanted. Had to put some Gorilla Glue on it to make it stick.

After I placed the scrapbook paper on my canvas, I let it dry before putting on a clear enamel coat.

Instead of putting holes in our newly painted den, I decided to use the Command Damage Free Hangers. I think I may have found a new love in my life. These things are amazing!

Hubs got out the level and helped me put them up. I love the way they turned out!

New wall art for our den, $23, plus leftover materials...can't beat that!

I am sharing this Frugal Wall Art on ALL of these Link Up Parties! Go check them out!


Beth said...

Super cute, love that! Saw you at Keeping it Simple!

Susan said...

So freaking cute...Love everything about this!

Melissa said...

I just did this same exact craft last night. Except I paid much less.... I bought 4 ugly canvases for a dollar each (on clearance) at the Christmas Tree Shops. Then I purchased 97 cent brown acrylic paint, and 4 sheets of felt (to give the backs a more finished look) for 47 cents each, and some modgepodge for 5 something dollars (which I have a ton left over for other projects down the road). I already had the scrap papaer at home... So I spent between 12 and 13 dollars on mine! :) I made mine for a benefit auction. I think they look look great and hope they raise some money for a good cause! :)

Yours turned out great too!

I enjoyed the project so much that I just might have to do another set for myself!

Stephanie said...

I couldn't find canvases at a dollar store type place for the life of me! Luckily, I found some for really cheap in a pack and have several left over. I would love to see how yours came out!


agypsyangel said...

Great idea. Inexpensive, i love that.
Dogs are soooo cute.
Come by and see me sometime.

Mandy's Creative Corner said...

I'm in the middle of making some nearly the same, except with 8x8 and there's 8 of them =) I just love the way yours turned out though! Super adorable!!

Terrell said...

These are so creative and look FABULOUS!! I'm hosting at link party/giveaway every Friday and would love to have you link up your finds!! Hope to see you there!!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Cheryl said...

I did this in my craft room too - yours are so cute. I have an upcoming project post with wall art using paper, but is way easier than the glue & can be changed. I think you'll like it. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

I have always thought that some scrapbook papers looked just like pieces of art. Now I know they are. Beautiful idea to hang them on the wall.

Lil-Rosi said...
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Lil-Rosi said...

I really love this project and posted a link to it on my blog...