You know how a Target run can go. I went in for shampoo but then found myself in the lampshade and picture frame aisle. How that happened-I do not know, but I liked it. I found a set of four little white frames for less than $3. I grabbed them, knowing I would find a use for them somehow.
After a weekend of painting our foster care bedroom and stripping a funky furniture piece, I wanted a quick fun craft. I came up with this simple wall art with my little frames. Here is how I did it.
First, I took the backs off all my frames.
I browsed my scrapbook collection and found a piece that I wanted to use. One 12″ x 12″ piece was enough paper for all four 4″ x 6″ frames. I used the glass from the frame to cut the paper the right size. Once I had four sheets of paper for my frames, I set them aside and started on the letters.
I used just plain brown wrapping paper and stenciled my letters on to it. The brown paper was to act as my guide to cut my burlap latter, since it’s hard to write on burlap. See below.
I picked up my brown paper and placed a small square of burlap behind it. As I cut my letter out, I made sure to cut the burlap layer as well. This gave me a burlap letter without having sharpie markings on it (as sharpie might be the only thing that would have shown a stencil traced on burlap).
I then pulled some burlap strings out to make the letter look more rustic, just like I did on my greeting cards. I then dabbed a small amount of glue stick on the back of the letters and placed the letter in the middle of my scrapbook paper cut out. The glue stick just needs to be strong enough to hold the paper in place to get it in the frame. Once the wall art is in the frame with the back of the frame back in place, the rest of the burlap will lay flat on the paper as it is pressed together. I didn’t use my brown paper cut out letters, but you could use them to create a more layered look.
After all the letters were in frames, my new wall art was complete! It was such a simple craft. I love that I can easily switch this art out to use the frames for something else, but for now I have some fun, cheap wall art. I want to try this same idea, but with animal silhouettes instead of letters.