Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Monday! (Free Hanging Art!)

Here is a picture
I have hanging in my office.

It makes me happy to walk in there and see it.
An affirmation almost.

Would you believe me if I said
It was originally a
Winter frame and a gift bag?
It's true.

Here's how you can
 turn a gift bag into a
new piece of FREE artwork!

Aren't all of these bags beautiful?!
Any bag will work- whatever inspires you.

Gift bags are something I ALWAYS keep.
If anyone has ever given me or my family a gift,
chances are it's in here or it's been reused.
I cannot stand wasting these bags!
It's a way to save money, recycle,
and now you can even make art out of them.

Once you have the bag/ design you want to hang,
Pick out a frame that will fit the image/design.

You can measure it out by tracing along the
outside of the glass
 or the side of the frame.

**Make sure you do not trace on the design side.
(You don't want your measurements
 showing on your design.)

**Also make sure you leave an extra inch or so
 when making the first cut.
You can always trim the sides down.
(If you have an exacto knife-
that would work great.)
The frame I picked is silver
with a holiday picture inside that says PEACE.
I really didn't want to mess up
 the design under the glass,
so I just put mine on top.
If you have a frame that is easy to take apart-
 feel free to put the design under the glass.

If you decide to put it on top of the glass,
You can just use tape in the corners.

And There you go!
New Artwork for free!

This is something that is also very easy
 to change out for different holidays.
And, great for last minute decorating!


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