My husband and I used to go to yard sales. I hate paying full price for anything- a trait I inherited from my mom- and if I can get it used, that is even better.
The picture below we bought for less than $10. It has been hanging in our house since we bought it. I love how the frame is chipped and worn. The picture isn’t my favorite, but Jeff loves it, so we keep it up.
I used this for another project recently, so I still had some left in the can. I didn’t want to ruin the picture, so I used something I could remove after the holidays.
I began by measuring the inside of the picture. I then cut a piece of poster board that would fit the space. I didn’t have a large enough piece of decorative paper to fit, so I decided to cut 2 inch strips of some scrapbook paper I had on hand.
I made sure to stagger the edges. When it was dry, I cut all the edges straight. This was a ‘use what you have’ project, but if I do it again, I will buy some larger stencils, or letters to glue to the front. I used some letters to trace onto some scrapbook paper and cut them out and glued them on.
This is what it looked like when I finished. I sprayed the back with my Easy Tack, let it set up for 60 seconds, and put it in place.
And here is the finished project.
I just used scissors to make my cuts, so they aren’t perfect, but I am pleased with the results. After the holidays, we can go back to the regular picture, or I can make an all season temporary one that I like better.