I'm constantly on the look out for ways to beautify the home without breaking the bank. And that is definitely true when it comes to wall art. The key is, however, to make it look like you spent some money. Caviar decorating on a tuna fish budget, I like to call it.
So when it comes to wall art, creativity is key. And that's where wallpaper comes in...wallpaper samples to be precise. Here's what I did with some free Anthropologie wallpaper samples, a frame that I already had, and some crafting products provided to me by Elmer's Glue.
First I found a combination of papers that was pleasing to my eye. (I was going for a simple, uncluttered look, so I chose to use just four samples, but you could get creative and use many more- in all different sizes.)
Then I used my X-ACTO knife to cut the backing paper to size. After finding an arrangement that I liked, I used the Elmer's Tacky Glue to adhere them to a foam board backing, and popped it into the frame. Seriously easy.
The thing I like about this project (besides its simplicity) is that the end result doesn't look like it was crafted. It looks like it was purchased. It is interesting to look at, and it's one of a kind - so I won't see the same art in my neighbor's house.
Elmer's has created a fun 101 Uses for Inspired Users Guide that has tons of great - and very creative- ideas for things you can create with their products. There's even a great advent calendar idea that I think I'm going to try for the holidays. And today, Elmer's is giving away a craft pack to each of two lucky readers of The Shabby Nest. These would be a great jumping off point to create some amazing holiday gifts or decor.
The packs include:
· Foam Board
· Foam Tri-Fold Display Board
· Mini Bi-Fold Foam Board
· CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Stick
· X-ACTO Gripster Knife
· CraftBond Tacky Glue
If you'd like a chance to win one of these craft packs, just leave a comment on this post. Easy-Peasy. Happy Thanksgiving!!
For more crafting fun, you can learn more about what Elmer's has to offer at Elmers.com, and you can also find Elmer's on Twitter and Facebook.
Disclosure: Elmer's provided me with the supplies I used to create this art. The opinions expressed were entirely my own.