DIY Art with Thrifted Frame
Create floating art with washi paper and a thrifted frame for a chic DIY! A great project for a repurposed frame. Part of It’s so Ugly it’s Cool Challenge.
Hello friend and welcome to our second monthly It’s So Ugly, It’s Cool challenge!! A big thanks to our lovely hostess, Jess from Domicile 37 or organzing this fun series.
This month I decided to create DIY Art with Washi Paper for a thrifted gold frame that I snagged for under $5 years ago. It only came with glass and no back. You may recognize it from other posts like HERE and HERE. I simply cut foam board to fit the back and taped it in place for a temporary solution. I love the look of floating frames and glass frames so this time, I decided to leave the frame open.
What you need:
an empty frame with glass
double sided tape
cardstock or construction paper
I used leftover washi paper from the 100 yen store that I covered some Easter eggs with. It looks like handmade paper with gold threads in it. Super pretty.
Just lay out squares of paper into a pleasing pattern and secure in place with double sticky tape.
Tape the art directly to the glass with a square of double sided tape at each corner. (This might show so it’s important that each corner looks the same.)
Make sure you place your art centered on the glass. A little ruler might come in handy! Remember WhimseyBox? To bad that only lasted a second. 😉
The Spring colors look great in the foyer right now but it might move upstairs soon.
Enjoy all of the other ladies’ projects. I know I will!
It’s beautiful Kathy!
Thank you Iris! It was so easy. 😉
I LOVE the way this turned out. The colors are so pretty with that frame.
Oh yes!! I love a thrifted frame and you’re right… Oftentimes they come without backing it or glass or both! I love the look of your floating art. I’ve never used washi paper, so I think I might have to pick some up soon! Your styling is stunning – so fresh & springy.
Thanks so much Rachael! Washi paper is everywhere out here. 😉
I love your mantle so much! It is like the mantle of my dreams–I don’t even need any fireplace to go with it. This is just a great and simple idea. I love the graphic element from overlapping the paper!
Thanks so much Brittany! I can’t believe we found it at an Air Force gift shop out here. 😉
I have this exact frame!!! I love your art and this is a great use of it!! Don’t be surprised if you see this in my home soon. lol!
lol, awesome! I would love to see it your signature colors!