Esther 4:14b

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DIY: Framed Nursery Art

This nursery remodel is being done on a very tight budget. Thus, I’m having to think outside the box for some ways to make a big impact with small funds.

I was shopping the local dollar store the other day and came across 4x6 unfinished wood frames that were 2/$1. I snatched two packs of those puppies up and headed home to work on them.

A few coats of white craft paint with some pink and green dots around the edges made them coordinate beautifully with the nursery colors.

I used some scrapbook paper I already had on hand as mats behind the three ultrasound photos we have of our little one at different stages throughout the pregnancy. (Ignore my poorly centered taping of the photos.)

The frames still needed something more, so I hung them with ribbon I found at the craft store (7 yards/$2.50 on 50% off sale) by hot gluing the two ribbon ends to the back of the frame. To hang the ribbon on the wall, I used some green ribbon that came on a shower gift I received to make tiny bows which I hot glued to some thumb tacks and then poked through the pink ribbon into the wall.

The final touch for this area was to use a vinyl decal I picked up a year ago for $5 at Kohl’s when it was on 80% off clearance. Score!

Here is the finished result:

Framed Nursery Art

Here is the total cost for the project:

4 x 6 wood frames: $1.50
White, pink & green paint: Free
Scrapbook Paper: Free
Photos: Free
Pink ribbon: $0.50
Green ribbon: Free
Thumb Tacks & Hot Glue: Free
Vinyl Saying: $6 (but I kinda consider it free since I bought it over a year ago)

TOTAL: $8.00

The best part is I can easily change out the pictures as our little girl grows.

I’m linking this post up to Tutorial Tuesday.


  1. That is super cute!! I'm so impressed with your natural crafting ability--I wish I had some of it!



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