Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Although we aren’t huge fan’s of the holiday, we still have little kids that enjoy decorating and getting into it-so we do. I like to add a little touch of decor to our mantel without it feeling like you are blasted with red and pink and walking through some store aisles. Yesterday, I showed you how to make my simple felt pennant flag. Today, I want to show you how to make some inexpensive frame wall art.
I made the simple XO Art with a thrift store frame and items from the dollar section at Target. I started with some left over Christmas wrapping paper. The red was perfect for this craft. If you have some, you can do the same. I had some red and white chevron as well, but I opted for the solid red. Scrapbook paper would also work great. I used the back of my frame as a template for how big to cut my paper.
My frame actually had a matte that came with it (for a $1.51 can you believe it!?), so I placed that on top of my cut wrapping paper and figured out where I liked my cardboard chip letters in it. I got a package of these silver letters in the dollar section at Target. The package had one letter of every letter in the alphabet! They would have been cute to place out in a bigger frame as an alphabet art piece for a kid’s bedroom, playroom, or school room. I opted to use my XO for this Valentine’s Day piece.
I used a little glue to hold my letters in place, and then I taped the wrapping paper to my matte frame to hold it in place tightly. I then placed the new art and matte back in my frame, and my simple art was complete!
It was so easy and quick. The best part was it was cheap. I can use the frame again and again, and the art I can simply throw away in a few weeks (when Valentine’s Day is over) and not think twice about it.
I love the pop of color it adds to some of the neutrals I have on my mantel. I hung a little gold heart I made on the frame and I love the way the two look together. NOTE: If you like that little gold heart, you can get your own (with the tutorial video) to create in my next Spoonful Tribe craft kit. It is one of three crafts that will be ready to ship together next Wednesday! Registration opens on Tuesday, January 21. So mark your calendars the tribe is coming!
Do you like to decorate for the holidays as well? You can check out my Valentine’s Day mantel from last year here, for more inspiration. That post also is full of more links to Valentine’s Day creations and crafts.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a beautiful week and are inspired by the things and people around you!