I’ve had some frames lying around that had Christmas pictures in them, but they needed art I could display the rest of the year. After spending so much money on home improvements already this year, I wanted to do something low rent. Suddenly I realized how simple that could be.
The best part of this art was that I already had all the materials on hand, so I could just whip it altogether in an hour!
- picture frame(s)
- scrapbook paper the size of your frame/mat
- glue stick
- cardstock (mine was white)
- maneuverable scissors
Find a font you want your desired initials to be in. I picked Euphoria off of FontSquirrel (there are lots of free font sites but it’s my favourite), and did up a document. Initially, I picked page a page size the same size as my mat so that I could see how big the letter would be, then I put it all back to a regular page and rearranged spacing until all the letters fit on one page (save the trees!).
Print it out and cut out the letters, carefully.
Put glue on the back of the letters (carefully, again, we don’t want to tear the paper) and stick them onto the scrapbook paper. (You will probably want to test placement first!) Let dry.
Once it’s dry, stick that sucker in a frame and put it proudly on your wall. Like so.
I’m so proud of this art that I’m going to share one more picture, but this time with fancy schmancy camera effects.
The hidden, final step was putting them on the wall. This had to be done with measuring tape to get them properly spaced on the wall, which in itself is no mean feat. Once upon a time, I just put things up by instinct and eye-balling it. But then I moved in with my partner and I learned that that is not a tolerable way to put things up. As a result, usually I make him do the putting up these days, because I don’t want to be bothered with all the hassle (or the complaining afterwards if I just did it my way). However, I’ve found that it’s important, every once in awhile, to prove that yes, in fact, I can do all those things that I usually let him do.
And now it’s proven in pictures and published on the internet ;-)