pillow cover home decor Huge DIY Art Frames For Less than $20 Each pillow covers farmhouse

 pillow cover home decor     |      2020-01-20 12:54

Have you ever bought a piece of art that you love only to find that the cost to frame it was crazy high and out of your budget? It's happened to me more than once! The cost of custom framing is crazy, y'all. When we started to add large art prints to our home a couple of years ago, we realized quickly that in order to have the budget to actually purchase art, we were going to have to make our own art frames.

We've tried many different methods of making our own art frames over the past couple of years (you can see a couple here and here) and we've tweaked the process along the way. This tutorial, my friends, is the absolute best and most cost-effective way to make huge art frames for less than $20 each.

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And before you askpillow cover home decor, you can find the sources for all the prints that I framed below as well as at the bottom of this post :)

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If you would like FREE printable instructions for this project, just click the image below!:)First, you need to cut your 1″; x 2″; boards and screen molding down to size.

Each frame requires 4 pieces cut from your 1″; x 2″; pine–;2 horizontal pieces and 2 vertical pieces. The horizontal pieces will overhang the vertical pieces (see the diagram below we made for another project).

Each frame also requires 4 pieces of screen molding, cut to the exact same lengths as your 1″; x 2″; pieces.

In order to get the frame to be the perfect size (allowing enough surface area to attach the prints to them), you need to:

Lightly sand any rough edges created by your saw and then stain all of your cut pieces.

Next, use your 90-degree clamps to create tight joints. Once they are in place, use your staple gun or brad nailer (or even a hammer and nail) to attach the boards to each other.

Once you are confident your stain is dry, you are ready to attach your prints. Now, I wouldn't recommend this method for original, irreplaceable and super expensive pieces. But this method is perfect for large posters or reproduction paper prints like we used. Simplylay your print face down on the back side of your frame.

Next, “;sandwich”; your print between the back of the frame and your corresponding pieces of screen molding. Then attach your screen molding with your brad nailer. This step makes SUCH a difference! It keeps your prints nice, taut and smooth.

Once your entire frame is assembled, you need to patch the nail and/or staple holes. My absolute favorite way to fill small holes like this is to use Mohawk's Patchal Putty. It is so much easier to work with than traditional wood filler or spackle. It's almost the consistency of butter or Crisco. But the best part is that it is pre-colored, so you don't have to worry about staining afterward (I don't know about you, but we can never really get wood filler to stain properly). For this project, we used the Van Dyke Brown color.

And here's the before and after for you. It took about 4 seconds to accomplish this :)

Attach some photo hanging hardware to the top center of each frame (I used sawtooth hangers) and hang them up!

SO EASY! And ours turned out beautifully. Below you can find the details about the art we framed.

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Now, take a look at how our DIY art frames turned out. We are so, so happy with them!

Be sure to save this to Pinterest or share it on Facebook so you can find it again when you are ready to make your own DIY frames :) And if you are looking for some awesome and super affordable large prints to frame, check out my FREE printable art library. pillow covers farmhouse

Last week I showed you how my mom gave Clare’s favorite dress a second life with some yo yo applique. Here is a little tutorial for How to Make Yo Yos…? just like my mama taught me and her mama taught her. Once you know how to make them, you can use them on anything from t-shirts to hair clips. You can even make an entire bedspread by sewing them together like my grandmother did here. Talk about scrap busting!

Professionally made bow ties are fairly expensive, and it can be frustrating to find patterns that you like. If you have some free time (an hour or two, depending on your sewing skills), you can make your own bow tie from fabric that you've picked out, and end up with a one-of-a-kind bow tie for under $5 in fabric costs.

We have had so much fun celebrating the holidays so far, driving through light parks, singing Christmas carols & watching our favorite holiday movies. For us, like many of you, the holidays continue with a little extra down time before the kids return to school. As we look forward to entertaining friends for New Year’s Eve & impromptu snow days, I wanted to share a few of my last minute entertaining tips with you! Lately, it’s been so cold that it may as well be snowing, so we faked a snow day, spending a warm & cozy?day at home with snow day activities ?& the girls loved every minute of it! Whether you get to enjoy an actual snow day or want to have a magical day of make believe here are some tips to make entertaining fun & nearly effortless!–?Have staples on hand. I keep crowd pleasers like Chex Mix Muddy Buddies on hand for quick, easy & pretty snacking. Your guests will never know that you weren’t busy making them yourself!Prep before your guests arrive so that you can relax & spend time with them.Set up a serve-yourself bar. Guests of all ages enjoy selecting & creating their own. Start with a 3-5?of your favorite treats {like varieties of Muddy Buddies: Peanut Butter & Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Brownie Supreme, Limited Edition Snickerdoodle & Peppermint Bark} label them & provide cups to serve them or bags to take them home as favors!Have plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied! A couple of my favorites…Build a Snowman:If you’re lucky enough to get a snow day, there are plenty of family fun activities, like building a snowman & making snow angels, of course! If not, fake it! Using skewers & marshmallows or bananas, let the kids build?their own?snowman & decorate it with icing.?Supplies:bamboo skewerslarge marshmallowsorange icing in a tubeblack icing in a tubeFor a little extra fun & deliciousness, dip them fondue style into chocolate & crushed Muddy Buddies!Fondue Bar:2?c chocolate chips1/4 c vegetable oilcrushed Chex Mix Muddy Buddies {my favorite is Peanut Butter & Chocolate!}Add?chocolate chips to?a microwavable bowl & pour oil on top. Heat at 30 second increments, stirring until smooth. Dip marshmallows, bananas, strawberries & more into chocolate, then top it with crunchy Muddy Buddies.Let it Snow Neighbor Gift:Deliver “snow” to neighbors. Throughout the season?we’ve been teaching our children about giving. We started with packing bags of toys to donate & now that the chaos of Christmas has settled, we’re surprising neighbors with treats. Limited Edition Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies make great neighbor gifts & look like they’ve been dusted with snow. I’ve created?free printable gift tags?for even easier gifting!Supplies:cellophane favor bagsscissorsribbonlet it snow gift tagsChex Mix Snickerdoodle Muddy BuddiesThis post is sponsored by Chex Mix Muddy Buddies. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!?I hope you have a Happy New Year & find some time to create a snow day of your own!Julie