Need to fill in an empty wall or need a new focal point for a shelf? You need not look far if you have children...just start saving their best art efforts from school, daycare, or summer camp!
I have several finished framed art projects in my home, and several art peices that will one day find a home on my walls or on a shelf or dresser.
Items Needed to Make Affordable Home Decor:
*Drawings, paintings, prints, etc. from your child, grandchild, neice/nephew, or a friend's child
*Scissors or craft knife
*Choose your piece of art you wish to display in your home.
*Find a frame that is large enough to accommodate the art without having to trim away important parts
*Trim as needed with scissors or craft knife
*If possible, add a mat that coordinates with colors and/or textures in the art piece
*Attach the art piece to the mat with scotch tape if needed
*Place the matted art piece in the frame and display!
~Use drawings or paintings that fill up a page, or use several smaller drawings to make a collage
~Use a coordinating mat color...if the art piece has small amounts of red, use a red mat to bring out that
~Have your artist sign and date his creation if not done so already
~If you need art, have an art party with your kids! Provide paper, paints, brushes, crayons, pens, etc.
My display of Affordable Home Decor, located in my kitchen. The shelf was purchased at a garage sale for $3.00 and painted green to match the greens in my kitchen. The Apple clock was a gift from my Mom, ordered from ABC catalog, about $10.00. Other items collected from garage sales and thrift stores.