Recently, I went to the local scrapbooking store to get some ribbons and other supplies for making valentines. When I saw this paper, I couldn’t resist buying it, even though I had no idea what to use it for.
It was too big a design for a card, and I don’t actually scrapbook.
After a little thought, I finally decided just to frame it and hang it on my walls. They are still pretty bare, and I’ve been here for 2 months now! I seem to be tired of some of the pictures I usually hang up. (Or maybe it is just because several of the frames require two nails, so it is really difficult to hang up straight! I did hang one in the bathroom, because the nail holes from living here 3 years ago were still visible! 🙂 )
I had an 8 x 10 frame I got from the Salvation Army so I used that. I am sure there must be 12 x 12 frames out there, but 2nd hand I could only find 8 x 10 and 11 x 14. I polished up the frame by rubbing a walnut over it (it really does cover up scratches– it works on furniture, too!) And voila:
$1.19 piece of paper + $1.25 thrift store picture frame = cute artwork over my futon. And a really quick blog post. 😉
Hopefully I will have some real crafty artwork to share with you soon!
What’s hanging on your walls?