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Wall Art

by April 2, 2012
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Let’s talk about why we’re all here: Inexpensive, fun and crafty home décor ideas. Well, there is no better place to fish around for ideas than a liquidation sale! Yes, you all know what I’m talking about – and if you don’t, you’d better be running out the door and heading to your nearest Zellers!

I hit up the soon-to-be Target earlier this week, and wow did I get a good haul! Not only did I pick up makeup, toys and a lifetime supply of socks for only a few dollars, I also picked up a couple of really neat ideas for wall art.

The first idea was a must-have for any home office: A brown corkboard on sale for $2.99. With a few spools of black ribbon, I made it into a beautiful and handy focus piece!

Cork Board DecorTaking some black and white fabric I had at home, I cut the fabric a few inches wider than the board in order to wrap the pieces around. It’s better to cut too much fabric than to not have enough to wrap, because you can always trim later. Then, I positioned my board in the center of the fabric and started stapling the fabric down. It took some time to figure out how to do the corners nicely, so I would recommend practicing pinning it down before you staple!

With the fabric covering the entire board and stapled securely into place, I started placing down the ribbon in diagonal lines. I stapled them to the back, and in the middle of the strip. This works with as many or as few strips of ribbon as you’d like! Also, I had some covered buttons that matched my fabric, so I just hot glued them over the staples in the middle of the board.

Scrapbook ArtThe next quick and thrifty idea I had from Zellers was to make pictures out of scrapbooking paper. They had some beautiful patterns on sale for less than $.50 a page – what an amazing deal! I went to a craft store and purchased some Styrofoam squares and aerosol glue to finish up the project. Then I simply sprayed the paper and glued it to the Styrofoam. I found a spray adhesive worked best for not wrinkling the paper.

I placed a couple of these pictures on top of bookcases and my dresser. They can also easily be hung up with the addition of a wall hook to the Styrofoam.

This craft is cute because it adds a nice splash of color or pattern to any room! And with all the different kinds of paper available, you can make them fit perfectly into any room. Fabric also works well to make a more textured piece.

I placed a couple of these pictures on top of bookcases and my dresser. They can also easily be hung up with the addition of a wall hook to the Styrofoam.

These two ideas for wall art are quick and simple, and they add that extra bit of personality to any room. And really, they’re too affordable to skip out on, so make your way to a Zellers or Target near you and get crafty!


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