February 17, 2013

Easy $4 Craft with a Punch

Remember my "Happy Wall"?  You can learn how to make your own geometric circle art here.  Toady I'm going to show you how I made the two photos at the top of the wall.
Super easy.  Super cheap.  Super fun!

1. Order/print 5x7 black and white photos of your choice, onto regular photo paper.

2. Choose a wooden plaque or board.  I found these wooden plaques at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 each.

 3. Be sure to place a tack under the corners so that you can paint the edges without the wood sticking to your surface.

 4. Choose your favorite color and paint with the grain of the wood.

 5. Center the photo on the wood.  Apply a coat of ModPodge under the photo and over the photo.  It will look murky when you apply it and you might, hypothetically, think "I've ruined it."    Not to worry, it will dry nicely:
Left plaque: wet ModPodge   Right: dry(ish) ModPodge

The color and shape options are limitless.  I am thinking about making a set of these to go in the bonus room.  Guess I'll have to make another trip to Hobby Lobby! ;)

*I am not an affiliate of ModPodge (which I pronounce MODGE PODGE every single time!) or Hobby Lobby, just a fan.

I am linking up with The Dedicated House and Craft-o-Maniac and Coastal Charm and Girl Creative and Imparting Grace

7 comments:

Dawn said...

Brilliant idea, I have the frames for pics in the shapes and they are so expensive, this would be a great money saver. Love them!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

ADORABLE!

AND I SAY MODGE PODGE TOO...HAD TO TAKE A DOUBLE LOOK AT MODPODGE...NEVER KNEW I WAS SAYING IT WRONG-HA.

Kelly said...

Love these- especially the color:-) And I totally say modge podge, too. But I also say sher-bert. Somethings just shoud be said diffferently than they look- ha!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a neat idea...love how different they are:) Thanks for sharing at my party.

Blessings,
Linda

Erica {let why lead} said...

That's funny, because THE first thing I thought of when I saw this post was, "That is one happy wall!" Guess you're not the only one who thought that! It's really cute. Thanks!

Jenna LaFevor said...

These are adorable! Love the colors you chose!

Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Love this idea!! Great job on diving into new, colorful territory. :)