Second on the 2nd Nearly Free Wall Art the Possibilities

There's bits of garland strands on the carpet and the kitchen counter is covered with piles and bags of Christmas decorations.  Yes, it is the take down decoration day.  Normally I leave the lights and decorations up until the 6th and take them down on the 7th, but this year I said it's going to be today. The front door decor will come down in a day or two.

In between detangling garland from lights, I watched an old Hallmark movie, Mystery Woman, cooked an early dinner and while blog reading came across the series,
"Second on the 2nd" at Altered Book Lover-Bleubeard & Elizabeth.   Thanks, Elizabeth!

If you like being creative without spending bags of money, my post: Your Nearly Free Wall Art may be right up your alley.  Originally published August 2013:

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?"


Halle said...

I love easy and inexpensive decor! Nicely done. Thanks for the look back!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Gloria! It is so nice to see you blogging again. (I just asked our mutual friend in Canada if she had heard from you lately)!

This is a wonderful post and a great way to decorate in a creative way.

I sometimes save broken or parts of things since my latest interest is mixed media (after the beaded flowers, of course) and you never know where you can use something.

Krisha said...

Hi Gloria, so glad we met on the 2nd. Thanks for visiting my blog and taking time to leave me a comment.
I think we all like to decorate on a dime, and your ideas are great. I do have some frames.....old and $$ store ones, I might have to borrow this clever idea.
Thanks for sharing and joining us for a Second Look on the 2nd.

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a really good idea to! So pleased you came along to Elizabeth's blog for a second look! Chrisx

Magic Love Crow said...

Gloria, your comment on my blog, touched my heart! Girl, you keep being you!!!!! You are a beautiful person! I love the idea with the frame and the vinyl decals! I love your Christmas ornaments! That candle is precious! I have to admit, I have been really cleaning a lot of my stuff out! I think this all about me loving myself. I see something and think, why am I keeping this? LOL! If it's not giving me joy or I can't use it, it's being donated. I feel everything carries energy. So if something has been with me, when I didn't feel I loved myself, it's not staying with me.

Gloria said...

Ladies, thank you so much for your visit and your comments. We learn a lot from each other. I'm getting deeper into the letting go of sentimental things, it's not easy, but as you said, there seems to be an energy attached to things, so the past is gone. Love you guys.