Well, once again, I fell in love with ideas on Pinterest. Since I had most of the supplies on hand already, I knew I was going to be crafting again!
Here’s a breakdown of the supplies:
picture frames (from my stash)
burlap (I paid $3 for a couple yards at JoAnn using a 50% off coupon)
random patterned paper & brown cardstock (from my scrapbook supplies)
scrabble tiles (I bought these off ebay. To pay for them, I sold some uneccesary scrapbooking items on ebay and used that moolah for the game!)
colorful buttons (I paid $5 for them; they would have been cheaper if I waited until I had a coupon…but I was too impatient. 😦 )
paint & paintbrush (optional, if you feel the urge to paint your frame)
So…I paid $8 for both pieces of art, or $4 a piece…not too shabby. I also have a *ton* of burlap and buttons left over to use in the future! 🙂
I tore apart a picture frame, popped in a double layer of burlap, and replaced the back. I found a pumpkin clipart image on my computer and ran the scrapbook paper through the printer so the image printed on the back. Then, I cut out all the cute, teeny tiny pumpkins and arranged them in an order I liked. I wanted a 3D effect, so I cut up foam board and used hot glue to attach everything together. I picked out the p-u-m-p-k-i-n-s letters and hot glued them on! All done…almost.
I used my free Valspar paint sample in black-something-or-another and a sponge brush and just slapped on some paint. I just adore how it looks!
I propped up my new art on the top of the fridge. (*psssst…How do you like that adorable yellow pitcher? $0.25 at a thrift store!*)
I think I might also be changing the paper shapes and scrapbook tiles for each season (I’m thinking snowflakes, flowers, and sunshines…what do you think?)
F-A-L-L L-E-A-V-E-S art
Once again for this project, I just popped burlap into a frame and replaced the back. I cut out a tree stump shape and a few leaves from brown cardstock and hot glued them onto the burlap. Then, I just layed out the scrabble tiles and used hot glue to attach them. I played around with a few different button combinations till I got it “perfect”; then, you guessed it…I hot glued them on as well! All done!
I perched this new piece on the top of a bookshelf beside an arrangement of pinecones and a blue glass vase. Smiles all around! 🙂
Are you working on any oh-so-simple (or elaborate?!?) fall projects???