June 27, 2013

Thrifty Thursday: DIY Home Decor

Fabric Covered Wall Plaques

Make a triple trio of fabric-covered wall plaques to add spice and splash to a special space in your home. Just wrap three fabrics over artist's canvas squares and secure the fabric using a staple gun to make this quick, easy, and inexpensive textile display.
You can use any size for your wall art. Cut fabric 1-1/2 inches larger than your canvas on all sides.
Wrap excess fabric to the back of the canvas frame, pulling it taut and smooth. Staple to the frame beginning at the center of each side and moving to the corners. Miter the corners and secure with staples.
For a finish that's impervious to dust and moisture, brush two coats of decoupage medium onto the fabric surface.
Stone Photo Display

Tightly loop one end of the wire around a stone; then wrap the wire around itself to secure. Stand the remaining length of wire upright, twisting the top inch or so into a flattened spiral circle (as shown).
Camera Lamps

You will need:
an old camera
a lamp (go to a local good will or buy one at IKEA)
acrylic paint and a paintbrush
sticky tack (i used Pritt poster buddies)
Use tape to create a pattern on your camera, pressing it firmly in place. Once you're happy with it go ahead and paint. I did three layers of paint on mine, waiting for the paint to dry in between each layer. When the paint is dry you can correct mistakes by lightly scratching them off with your nails. Optional: use a black permanant marker to correct damaged areas on the camera body.
You could superglue your camera to the lamp but i opted for sticky tack.  Use them as lights for your nightstands.

Decorative Shoe Boxes

You need:
gift wrap
glue or doublesided tape
Eyelet punch
Elastic cord
sewing needle
colored thread
1. Start to wrap your shoebox with a beautiful giftwrap.

2. Make holes as shown in picture two and place the eyelets in the holes with the eyelet punch.
3. Make holes with a thick sewing needle

4. Sew the button in place with a colored thread.

1 comment:

  1. You did great work, these things are really looking very nice, Fabric Covered Wall Plaques are looking so attractive, it's really a great idea. Many thanks for sharing.


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