It’s Autumn! I mean August, and that means it’s time to get ready for Autumn. Last weekend I pulled everything out to decorate with, which means I now have pumpkins puking from almost every location in my home, except one place. That had to change!
I have this really cool frame on my wall that a neighbor made for me years ago. It all started (yes, I started a sentence with it) back when I was trying to decorate my living room in my Texas house. I had the hardest time getting six pictures to line up evenly, so a dear friend and neighbor took matters into his own hands. He built me a frame for my frames! What a genius idea! And the rustic look went so well with my slightly farmhouse decor that I couldn’t have come up with anything better myself!
But over the course of staring at the same framed pictures for four years, I decided the frames needed something a little different. Why not go seasonal I thought? So that’s exactly what I did. I changed all six frames with something more seasonal, and it was such an easy, cheap idea anyone can do it!
So without further ado, here is a cheap trick to take any cheap picture frame and make it a great focal point and something you can change from season to season.
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*Double Sided Tape (you could also use regular tape, hot glue, anything to get the fabric to stick to the canvas.)
*Thin art canvases the right size for your frame
Note: I got my fabric from the cheap bins at Walmart! No sense in spending a ton of money for something that you will change often.
Next! Grab a kid and cut some fabric. The great thing about this project is the cutting doesn’t have to be perfect. As long as you can pull the fabric over the back of the canvas, you are golden!
Safety first! Use safe kid scissors…or if you live in my house, they’re literally the ONLY scissors you can find, so you are stuck using them.
Tip: If you have matte boards in your frames, you can just tape the fabric to the matte board itself and skip the canvas boards all together. Make sure you pull the fabric tight as to not have wrinkles. If you are super OCD you could iron your fabric first, but let’s get real! I did NOT do that.
And here is the finished product!
Such a nice seasonal piece to go with my Fall decor. And at Christmas time, I will take them down and replace the fabric with pictures of little creepy elves to “watch” the kids and report back to Santa. So much better than moving that stupid elf all around the house.
I hope this gives you an idea of a cheap and easy activity to do with your kids one rainy afternoon! Excuse the ball and glove. We do live here after all.