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Your Nearly Free Wall Art Idea a Poetry Inspiration

Do you have $1.00 (plus tax) and an empty picture frame?  That's all you need for this look.

This is the follow up to Paint Your Own Wall Art, A Home Seller's Tip.


decal framed wall art

While decluttering to prepare the house for sale, I found several wood picture frames.  The glass was gone as well as the backing, I had been saving frames to make a Vision Board or Inspiration Board.  I'd also thought of making message boards or just framing groups of aceos or other small works with these frames.

Just hang your empty frame and place the vinyl wall decal inside. That's it.  If you want to decorate the frame or put the decal under glass, those are nice additions.  I'm running down the clock, so just framing it was the way to go for me.

I first saw these decals in one of those $1.00 stores, although in this store, most prices were higher.  I didn't get my first choice of decals since I didn't buy it when I first saw it, but this one seems to have an appropriate message.



The decal came as one connected phrase with the little bird, flower, and butterfly separate.  I moved these around until I got the look I liked.  You just easily peel it off the wall, there's no mess or sticky residue.

I made these wall art pieces because I took down the paintings and photos to get my house ready for sale, but the ideas would suit anytime.  Are you saving broken things for those "some day projects?"

8 comments :

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That is a really creative idea, Gloria! I don't tend to save broken items, but I have more cardboard and tubes from various rolls of things than I have projects at the moment!

Christine Altmiller said...

this is a really wonderful idea, Gloria! Love it!

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent idea Gloria! Thank you! I have some frames around too! You got me thinking ;o)

Miss Val's Creations said...

Cool idea! I just donated a bunch of old picture frames and have none left! I will keep this in mind for my future home though. It would be great for inspirational quote.

~Rasz~ said...

Cool idea Gloria! I will be remembering this one! I get all my frames for free or from the thrift stores and then paint them up. I love this. Thank you for sharing!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Welcome to Second on the Second, Gloria. So glad you could join us this month and hope to see you in the coming months, too.

I think this is a clever idea. I bought something similar, but I paid a LOT more for mine because it came from either JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby. I used mine to decorate a page in an altered book for a swap, though. I do think I saw something similar at the Dollar Tree, but never picked one up. I doubt they have them now, though. What I like is the vinyl comes off easily from the surface, like the wall unless you add some type of adhesive. This was actually a brilliant and cost effective way to save money.

Thanks for sharing this with us during Second on the 2nd. And again, welcome and happy New Year!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Forgot to answer your question and mention that I am the Queen of Free, so YES, I save broken items that I see value in, or that somehow inspire me to create art using them. Some broken items make good stencils and masks, while others can be incorporated into an embellishment.

Carol said...

I don't go to the dollars stores often but I may have to change my habits :) This is nice ♥