Hi friends! This week has been a little crazy for me, it was spring break last week and I had all three kids home… all day… staring at me. I had their crazy expectations of entertaining a 8, 6, and 4 year old. Spoiler alert, at some points I failed miserably. The two older ones are back in school full time and my youngest is in his normal preschool routine. I have been trying to clean up the mess, get caught up on work, showering again (yay). I am back into my normal routine and realizing I need to get a new game plan for when summer comes. This former Stay at home Mom is now officially a Work from home Mom and singing ABC’s all day long is not going to happen. I have words to write, Pinterest to fill with ideas, and home decor to… well… decorate. Which is what I am doing today! I made this DIY picture frame for the artwork in my new bedroom.
I love to create wall art, as you can see from the above picture. I think the reason I am obsessed with it is because when I first purchased our home I wanted wall art but the good stuff was so expensive. So I had to create it on my own, and I have not stopped since. In fact, I need to buy a new home with just miles of blank walls so I can fill it with more! This wall art I am talking about today is featured in my bedroom/office/craft room. I shared the full reveal a few days ago.
This beautiful poster was purchased at Hobby Lobby. This is my second foray into fancying up poster pictures. My first go around was in my boys’ bedroom when I made some fun wall art and frame. This is a throw back to me to by-gone days, I used to decorate with posters all the time in my childhood bedroom. Back then the posters consisted of NSYNC, Hanson, and Britney Spears, I have graduated to classier options for wall art. Not so much music, I still happily rock out to all things 90’s way too often. But, back to this simple poster that is more than enough to have beautiful wall art for a grown up home with or without 90’s music playing.
Of course I could have purchased the poster and a frame, but I am DIY for life (I should get a tattoo with that phrase) and knew that the simple frame was something I can do for sure. So can you! I also saved money because a large frame from a store this size would have been a lot of money. I used thin pine wood pieces that I had in my garage, measured the size of the board and cut the ends at a 45 degree angle. These will make them flush on the corners.
Next comes the super fancy stuff, grab your glue stick. I guess we are doing a throw back project all the way today, talking about NSYNC, posters on walls and glue sticks for the project. And yes, I am blasting 90’s jams while I write this, you should be too! I used the glue stick to put on the back of the poster itself. I kept the cardboard that the poster came on and that is what I am gluing the poster onto. Reduce, reuse, and recycle here.
I centered the poster picture onto the cardboard. Then bringing out the big guns in crafting, quick drying and serious glue.
I lined some of this glue on the very edge of the cardboard and the poster image.
Make sure all is aligned right and then push the wood down. The frame is made!
Now for even fancier stuff, I am really impressing you all here. I DIY-ed my own picture hanger using tacks and a twisty tie. Putting my contraption on the top and center of the picture. I was able to do this because my supplies make this thing weigh nothing. If I had used a wood board backing instead of the cardboard, or bulkier wood for the frame I would need a standard hanger. This is hanging above the bed and weirdly enough it falling onto our heads at night does not sound like a good time. So this light wall art I made will be fine, but if you are using heavier supplies get an actual hanger and screw it into the wall art back.
Only the best of supplies and ideas are shared here people. I know…. mind blown….
What is mind blowing is how pretty this picture and DIY picture frame is! It is soft, sweet and the pine wood of the frame left as is roughs it up a little. I have to share this room with Dale, who is a man. All of these pops of pink (that would be a really good band name) and flowers needs to be manned up a little, hence the un-finished wood. I am not sure if that is sufficient for him, but he has not complained. I think he is just happy to have a semblance of a bedroom back, with a spot for him to sleep. He puts up with the flowers.
I think if I had wanted to paint the frame it would have been a simple white. Let the beauty of the poster print shine.
Who knew with the help of a DIY picture frame a poster can become actual works of art?! I would have been the classiest teenager ever with my NSYNC posters if I had just put the wood frame around them. Missed opportunity to show my 15 year old mature status. Fun and random fact, I gave all of my old pop CD’s to my 8 year old daughter Nora. She has an alarm clock that has a CD player in it, she blares NSYNC, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey daily. I always find myself in there singing and dancing with her, just like old times.
The little pops of pink were not planned. But when I was adding the finishing touches in this room, I felt a little pink would be perfect in here. I have not decorated with it in the rest of my home too much but the softness of it is so sweet in this bedroom.
As you can see, this DIY picture frame floral print fit right in with the soft, bright and slightly rustic room. I have elements of all three, and they all function in my office and craft room. Somehow making it work well enough that it does not seem like a bed has been thrown into a craft room. That was my goal, and I think I accomplished it! I also now know a way to class-up some NSYNC posters when Nora decides to become boy band obsessed. With some wood, glue, and tacks are the best way to class-up things for sure. I need to write a etiquette book on decor, only the best decor advice here!
Seriously, I hope you all get my sarcastic humor. I have low cost and simple solutions to decorate a home, sometimes fancy, sometimes practical and some times fun. In this case glue sticks did the job perfectly fine to create a large wall art.