Showing posts with label cheap and easy to make artwork. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cheap and easy to make artwork. Show all posts

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Wrapping Paper Art II


Apologies for the late post this week - we've had some technical issues with Blogger.

I’m trying to finish off my bathroom at the moment, and I hope to be able to show you my progress next week! So this week (in an effort to get everything done for the bathroom) I finished off some simple art for the bathroom wall.

This is another version of my original Wrapping Paper Art and I just love how simple this is... not to mention what an impact it can make.

This art cost me less than $2 in total as I only had to buy the wrapping paper and I already had a spare frame.

I simply cut the paper to size and taped it down inside the matt.

It’s the easiest art you will ever do and its so cheap to change whenever you tire of it.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

X Caity  

Monday, 15 July 2013

Cheap Decorating with Fabric in Old Photo Frames

Home Decorating:

This project’s a great one for re-using stuff that you might have stored in a cupboard somewhere, particularly old wooden photo frames!

I know that the ‘framed fabric’ concept is not a new one, but I thought I’d use it as one of my projects for the blog because it fits in nicely with the ‘using what you've got’ decorating style.

This is another bedroom in our ‘guest cottage’, which is a spare house on the property that I did up myself for friends and families to stay. As I've mentioned before in previous posts about this house, I tried to spend the absolute bare minimum when decorating it.

I was very lucky to already have a good supply of second-hand furniture (all of the furniture you can see in these photos is second-hand), and I was also able to find some good bargains for the soft furnishings. 

For example, (in one of the other bedrooms in this house), the material that I made the curtains and cushions out of cost me $1 per metre from a Spotlight bargain table. In this bedroom featured here I purchased these doona covers on special from Ezibuy, but used everything else that I already had.

I had lots fabric leftover from another ‘red’ project that I’d done, so I used it again in this room for the cushions. Then I wanted to coordinate some artwork with the bed covers.

So I simply cut out some pieces of material, placed them inside the photo frames, and hung them up again. So quick and easy!

Happy decorating!


Thursday, 30 May 2013

Modern Sand, Sea and Sky Painting


This is my favourite new artwork I made this week for my home - it's going to hang in the hallway for the time being, but once I get my renovations done I think I might move it to the dining area.

This was really simple to make. I hope you have a try and show me how you go! 

Using a ruler I drew lines 3 - 4 inches apart horizontally across the card. Then just hand drew random scallops along each row and painted them white. 

Once I had the depth of colour coverage I was after I added the additional two colours.

Do this until you are all finished. Then just frame and hang.

Happy painting!

Caity x

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Paper Petal Artwork


This week I thought I'd make some new artwork for my bedroom. I was looking for something modern, yet relaxing in style.

I love this pattern - it's based on my Pretty Petals Quilt I made last year. 

This was a simple, and inexpensive way to make something new for my home.

I bought the card from Spotlight and cut out simple hand drawn petal shapes.

Next, just lay them out to fit a frame you have. Make sure you balance the colours out so no one colour dominates any part of the artwork.

Once you are happy with the layout you can secure each petal with a little bit of glue - you don't need to use anything too heavy duty as you don't want the glue to seep through. 

Then simply put it into your frame, hang and admire!

Happy crafting and a happy Easter to everyone.

Caity x

Monday, 25 February 2013

Framed Tissue Pictures


This project is SO simple and is very similar to Caity’s Wrapping Paper Art and my Tea Towel Pictures.

Recently I was looking for some fabric or paper to co-ordinate with a room in my spare cottage. I had purchased the fabric that I used for the curtains and cushions for $1 a metre from Spotlight, (what a bargain! - and it looks lovely), but I had lots of trouble finding another design in the right colour to work in with the coloured walls and the fabric.

Then one day I was standing in the line waiting at Lincraft… and I saw one of those little packets of trendy tissues in JUST the right colour!

So I bought three small-ish white frames, and popped a section of the tissue in each one. This is a quick summary of how to do it:
  1. Cut out a piece of tissue that fits into the mount size in the frame
  2. Use sticky tape to secure the tissue piece to the back of the mount
  3. Put back some of the bits of paper that come with the frames behind the tissue and mount (flip them over so that they are white at the back of the tissue, not the 'photo' picture
  4. Put the frame back together!
Talk about a cheap and easy DIY artwork solution!

Happy making!