Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Keys & Burlap

So I've been a bit absent from my blog the past few months.  Life sure gets in the way of important things, like blogging, huh? :)  Well, I made a craft that was so easy, frugal, and cute, that I knew I had to come out of my routine that is life and share it here.

A few things to know before we begin...I am still trying to find cute and frugal ways to decorate my new house.  We moved in this past January, we're on a tight budget (well, at least I put myself on one after completing Financial Peace University), and I still don't have things decorated completely. I know it takes time, but I'm the type of person that thrives in organized, completed environments, so getting decor up is essential to my mental health.  Secondly, I am obsessed with burlap.  I am trying to not have it in EVERY single room of my house, but it is slowly creeping in.  Oh well.

Brown frame from Goodwill: $1.99
Roll of laminated burlap from Michaels: $2.99
Four metal keys from Michaels: $4.00
White frame: Free (it was left in our house when we moved in)
1. Pop out the picture frame glass and whatever art is in it and find another use for it
2. Cut a piece of burlap to fit the opening of the frame and hot glue it to the picture frame backing
3. Hot glue the keys onto the burlap
4. Pop it all back in the frame

See how easy that was?!  So, for $8.98, I ended up with these finished products:

Now I need to find a good spot to put these...I'm thinking on a collage wall in our front room.  Oh, by the way, I barely made a dent in the roll of burlap, so I have plenty left to infiltrate the rest of the house!

*** UPDATE: I found a place for the keys in our front room.  A big ole wall was calling out for a little more than what was already there, so I made a collage of a few pieces of wall art and mementos.  So happy with the result!  What do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks very nice! Matt


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