Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wall Art for less than $1

I've been slowly, but surely, getting the big girl's room decorated. It would happen a lot quicker if I had an infinite amount of money to spend at PBKids but what's the fun in that?

I made these cute canvas-looking pieces out of items I had around the house plus some 99¢ chipboard letters.

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Started with some scrap scrapbooking paper, small shoebox lids and a glue stick.

I glued the lid, top down, to the back side of the paper. Then, I started folding in the sides, snipping at the corners with scissors, and gluing to the inside of the lid. Repeating that process on both long sides, then on both short sides.

Folding the "wings" down and gluing into place. (I had to use hot glue for a more secure hold).

Finished and ready for decorating!

I purchased some small chipboard letters at Hobby Lobby and used an old denim iron-on patch I had found with my sewing notions to add texture to the letters. Then, I used hot glue to secure the letters to the "canvas". 

I've really got to get started on the twin's room.


  1. Love this! I'm gonna do this asap!

  2. Ok, I'll never throw away my shoebox lids again!! this is so cute!

  3. What a clever idea! This is such a great and thrifty way to create custom wall art. You've got me thinking!! Stopped by from Freestyle Friday. AJ@queenofmynest