I was at the thrift store recently and they had this amazing selection of frames… cheap. I didn’t pay more 50 cents for one of them! I knew I could make something amazing!
I decided to try the first 2 with a 3d art project I had been thinking about and decided a boy and girl design would be perfect, that way I could play with them and see what I came up with.
First you want to remove the backs and glass, check them for loose corners and decide how you want to decorate them. I had seen some great duct tape at the 99 Cent Only store so I had to try that. On the other I had just cleaned my office and found a great gift bag and wanted to use it so there was my other design.
First I had to make repairs, and paint the corners and edges.
I got lucky the first cut on the duct tape and 12 squares was perfect to wrap the frame, but I would suggest that you measure circumference and blah, blah, blah, math is so boring, I just wing it, but whatever works best for you. LOL
Now you are probably wondering how I decided what to put in the frames, well the girly one was easy, I was sitting on my couch and looked at my sconce with the flowers in it, and bam inspiration came! I had to wander the store aisles for the boy one; I knew I wanted a car since the duct tape was race inspired but to find the right one was a challenge. Luckily Walgreens had a great selection at only .89! I found the perfect retro racer and kept my project at a great price.
And now the big reveal…
So Grand Total – frames 1.00, Duct tape 1.00 (but I only used 1/4 of the roll), Car .89, I had the paint, gift bag, glue and flower so free 😉 and that makes 2 3D Art Projects under $3!! Plus what a great way to upcycle some ugly, old frames! As you can tell the project is super simple and could easily be done in a weekend less if you hot glue!
I am super happy with how they turned out and can’t wait to get started on the rest of the frames! Gifts for the rest of the year, check.
I definitely think this has earned me a Starbucks, have a great weekend.