I have been DIYing for a long time and when I first started out most of my DIY was done to save money, now it’s done out of addiction 🙂 I recently saw this amazing fabric at JoAnn’s and I fell in love! I had no idea what I would use it for, but I needed it in my life. I also was yearning for some new art in the dining room. Epiphany, frame the fabric!
This was not my first time creating my own art or framing something nontraditional. I often did this when on a tight budget, but this time, I really just couldn’t find what I wanted. Not that I really knew what that was, it’s just kind of one of those things you know when you see. Well this was it!I waited until the fabric was 50% off and I bought half a yard. Now I needed to find some frames so naturally I headed to my mother ship. Home Goods. I swear, it was destiny when we choose our house. Home Goods is only 10 minutes away! Anyway, it was my lucky day. I found two matching square frames with a nice thick matte for only $14.99 each!
When I got home I laid out the fabric before I cut it and positioned the matte on top to make sure I captured the area of the design I wanted.Once I had it just right, I cut the fabric and taped it to the back of the matte.
Then I did the same thing for the other frame only positioning the fabric slightly different to capture a varied design. This gave the pair a complementary “set” look.
This is what it looked like before.
This is what it looks like now. This was a super simple project that you could re-create with almost anything. Scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, place mats, maps, etc. And for only $45, it’s budget friendly too!