Hey guys! This week I have another amazingly cheap and easy DIY for you. It would be perfect to do in conjunction with last week's DIY, found here.
I am pretty much in love with picture frames as they are ridiculously cheap and can be morphed in so many ways. So I went thrifting (one of my fav past times) for some ornate frames to adorn my mantle and give my house a more creepy atmosphere. I wanted to put unsettling pictures in but not too gory or gross, so I decided to scout the internet for some good graphics.
The first place I looked for eerie pictures was Graphicsfairy.blogspot.com and she did NOT disappoint! You can get all the images I used in this DIY either under the Anatomy section or the Halloween section. They are so great, I just hope I can do them justice!
Ornate picture frames that are 8x10 or smaller
Black spray paint (flat)
Images to go into frames
Clean off picture frames with a damp cloth then wipe them dry. Having any dust on them will make them look lumpy and weird. Trust me.
So sorry, but in my excitement to get the project started, I forgot to take a before pic. But believe me, they were ugly.
Set up a spray paint area that is well ventilated.
Disassemble the frames so that the backing and glass are out. One of my frames had plastic over it that wouldn't come off, so I just taped my paper over the spray painted plastic and made it look framed! Then spray paint the frames in black ( off white or maybe a burnt orange would work too). Do nice even thin layers and don’t try to saturate an area. If you do, the paint could pool and not look very chic. Repeat until the whole frame is coated.
Print out desired images onto paper. You can get creative with the paper, maybe choosing an eroded damask or black with white images. Have fun with this and make it your own! I used these 3 images:
Cut images to size of frame. My frames are various sizes so I chose to cut out some of the content, but I think it still looks good!
Hang up or place on your mantle! Here is my mantle so far; I think its starting to come together!
So now we have done 2 projects to decorate your house or party tabletop and I have spent $11 on the two projects…. Not bad huh? Do you have any great Halloween tips for decorating with little cash? Please share with us in the comments; it will be much appreciated!
Hope you have fun, be creative, and get inspired!
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