Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Large Foam Board +ScrapBook Paper + Glue = Large Wall Art for $5.00

Over the last few years I have discovered that I actually enjoy creating things. I'm the type of person who doesn't always know what my end project goal is when I begin but I just kind of go with it and thankfully most of the time I like the end results.

I made this piece of art when we moved into our house four years ago. I grew tired of the big empty space above the fireplace but I didn't really feel like spending much money.  So I went to Hobby Lobby and as I was walking around I found a foam board that was about the exact size I needed to go over the fire place.  I had a 40% off coupon so it only cost me about $4.00. I kept walking around when I came to the clearance area and saw a bunch of scrapbook paper and that's when this idea hit me. I could pick out several different styles of paper, arrange them on the board and for $5.00 that white space would be creatively filled.

I must have looked a bit funny as I was sitting in the middle of the aisle arranging and rearranging the papers until I came up with the perfect design that fit the rest of the decor in our house.

Most people don't even realize it is made out of scrapbook paper and it is always one of the first things people compliment when coming in our house.

I made another one for a meeting area in our church.  I found a frame in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby for this one which adds a nice finishing touch.

I wish I would have taken pictures when I was making them but that was before the days of blogging for me. I will have to go make another one and write step by step directions. But the possibilities are endless. With hundreds of different prints of paper you can make them to fit your child/teens room, your office or really any room in your house or work place.  They have two different size boards at Hobby Lobby. The main thing to do is use a ruler so you can get things evenly placed and symmetrical.

Being creative is fun. Creating things for way less than it would cost to buy them is even more fun!


Post a Comment