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DIY Christmas Art

DIY Christmas Art

Make easy DIY Christmas Art that is fun, reusable, and amazing!

Happy Sunday everyone!  Hello I Live Here’s Christmas post for today is DIY Christmas Art! Yep, we are recycling some old frames from our basement decorator corner.  We kept the DIY Christmas art simple and classic using an ordinary black and gold frame and removed the old photos to add our own DIY Christmas Art 🙂  Because the frame is so versatile once you are done using it for Christmas, simply change that ribbon and add a couple photos of your children or grandchildren and continue using it year round.

DIY Christmas Art

Here’s how we made our DIY Christmas Art project:

First, we searched our decor area for the perfect long frame.  I wanted a frame that had two smaller pictures and I knew I wanted it to be black and gold.  After I found it I ran straight to my crafts table and got to work 🙂  I cut the paper on the back open, removed the inside cardboard backing by pushing back on the staples, and removed the glass, storing it for later use.

DIY Christmas Art

Then, we took out the two smaller photos, turned them over and used Mod Podge glue to stick down our cut out piece of burlap that has a few sparkles in it.

DIY Christmas Art

We glued two small black clothes pins purchased from Joann’s to the burlap to hold our new art.

DIY Christmas Art

Then, we painted a small wooden Angel and star (both purchased from Michael’s) –in red.

DIY Christmas Art

Once the angel and star dried, we clipped them under the small black clothes pins.

DIY Christmas Art

To finish the look, we used burlap and red and white twine we purchased from Target – The same twin we used in our DIY Joy Stocking Hanger post last night.  Once finished we hung next to our Christmas tree upstairs.

DIY Christmas Art

This was an easy, under $5.00 project for Hello I Live Here.  We had everything left in our craft room to use for this project, including the angel and the star (which I use as package tags when I wrap my gifts).  This simple project took about 30 minutes to create – and the best thing I can use this again after Christmas is over.

DIY Christmas Art

That’s Hello I Live Here’s post for today!  I hope you are enjoying the art projects.  Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

 

Linda

Scrap Wood Picture Frames

Frames from scrap wood

Scrap Wood Picture Frames

Taking a break from the master bath update, I decided to make scrap wood picture frames from scrap wood left over in our garage bin.  It was a great way to get some Christmas gifts started, and have a little fun while waiting for my primer to dry in the master bathroom.

I made 4 of these scrap wood picture frames in about 2 hours.  Frames are fairly easy to make and take very little time.  Stop by Lowe’s for some great frame ideas, or jump on Pinterest and see what others are doing.

I used all the left over 1×6, 1×2 and 1/4 round I had in the bins.  The cove molding and clip I purchased from Lowe’s.

First cut all your boards to 16 1/4″.

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Then Kreg the backs of two of the planks, and join the boards together using wood glue and 1 1/4″ PH Kreg screws.  I sanded the boards front and back and filled the PH with my home made wood filler that consists of planed wood shavings and wood glue mixed.  Using this product helps the stain take better than other wood fillers because it takes the stain the same color as the wood.

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Next, cut your 1×2 molding for the outside of the frame.  I stood these on their sides and cut the first 45 degree angle, and then measured for the second angle using my Ryobi angle tool.  My measurements varied due to using scrap board but were around 18″ on each side after cutting the 45 degree angles.  I joined the 1×2’s to the frame boards with wood glue and 1 1/4  inch nails using my nail gun.

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Once I had those two items complete, I carefully cut the 1/4 round molding to a 45 degree angle and glued and nailed into place.  (I like to measure off each board as I am going along.  Even though you measurements were 16 1/4″ when you are using scrap wood sometimes measurements can be more or less depending how the frame wood was cut – this is the reason why I do my measurements to the cut center wood).

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Final stage, I cut the cove molding 10″ x 10″ at  45 degree angles and placed into a square pattern in the inside of each frame.  Inside the square I screwed in a small clip to hold the picture.

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I sanded my scrap wood picture frames with my Black & Decker Mouse Sander purchased from Lowe’s.  It was a whole $29.00 and was well worth the price.  Once you use it you will know why – the finish work this tiny mouse grinds down is simply beautiful.

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After sanding I cleaned the piece with a tack cloth and stained with Minwax Aged Oak Stain purchased from Lowe’s.

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After they dried I added a picture hanger to the center, added my photos and bam, new scrap wood picture frames for our family room filled with photos of those we love.

Frames from Scrap Wood - Hello I Live Here

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and reading our post.  Hope you enjoyed this fast frame project today.  I am sure my master bathroom walls are ready for that coat of paint now!  Have a wonderful Halloween and stay safe everyone while out trick or treating tonight. 🙂

🙂 Linda

 

$3 Garage Sale Table Frame Turned Bench

$3 Garage Sale Table Frame Turned Bench

Happy Sunday everyone!  Today, we are going to share how our $3 garage sale table frame turned bench.  As you all know, our daughter is getting ready for her own place, and we are starting to put the pieces together for the big move in.  At a garage sale, we found a $3 table frame treasure!  The old metal table frame that was silver and gold, was turned to bright and beautiful!

Needs List:

-Old table frame (We found ours at a garage sale)

-Steel Wool

-Paint with Primer (any color you like)

-Clear spray sealer

-Gray Spray Paint (you can use any color you like)

-¾” Plywood 2 ft x 4 ft long (hardware store or scraps from the garage)

-Mod Podge Glue (or your favorite adhesive glue)

– 2 ft x 4 ft piece of 5 inch high density foam

-Batting

– 4 sheet metal screws

-2 yards of fabric (your choice – when you go shopping don’t forget your coupon to have an even bigger savings!)

What we did:

1.   First, scratch the metal garage sale table frame with steel wool so the paint will adhere better to the slick surface. We also had plastic circles we had to pop out of our table that we also rubbed with steel wool.  We then spray painted the circles with RustoleumⓇ Paint and Primer in One in a Metallic Nickel color.

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2.   After scratching up the surface we hand-painted the frame using BehrⓇ Paint and Primer in One,  in the color Hazelnut Cream (the same color we used in the ottoman project) because Crysta decided she wanted paint strokes in the piece giving that wood look.

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3.   When the paint is dry, we sprayed the piece with a clear sealer so paint has a protective layer.  Then we hammered the plastic circles back into place.

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4.   To create the bench top for our garage sale table frame we then cut a 2’x4’x3/4″ piece of plywood.  We had to trim about two and a half inches off so our foam and plywood matched the same dimensions.  This also gave us about a one inch overhang on each side so we could easily attach our fabric which you will see in later steps.

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5.   After the wood and the foam were cut the same length, we secured the plywood bench top to the metal garage sale table frame by drilling holes in both the plywood bench top and the metal frame and attached using sheet metal screws.  With a metal frame this is important so the two pieces (the wood and the metal) have a better bond.

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6.   After the plywood bench top is secured to the table frame we then glued 5 inch high density foam we purchased from Joann’s Fabric that was ½ price (we love a sale!). We used this foam to top the plywood seat, and covered that with white batting so the green foam color would not show though the fabric.

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7.   Last, we added our fabulous fabric of chevron print that is grey and cream.  We purchased the fabric from one of our favorite craft stores, Hobby Lobby for $8.98 a yard (we had a whopping 40% off coupon lowering that fabric down to our price range), using 2 yards, we covered the foam and stapled under the 1” over hang.

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With all materials the total cost of this piece was under $40! To think it all started with a $3 garage sale find.  Thanks for stopping by!

-LC