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A Simple (and free) DIY To Create Some Seriously Cute Kid’s Art

April 22, 2020

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We’ve all been stuck at home during this quarantine and while I can still online shop, there is nothing like a good trip to the thrift store.  If I had to pick the one thing I miss most about thrift stores, it would hands down be the art.  And while I can’t leave the house, I decided to get creative.

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I’ve had the kids draw/paint pictures that I framed and hung up in their bedroom.

img_4816Well, yesterday I did an impulse DIY and I LOVEEEEE how it turned out–I decided to take some old kid’s books, tear out some of the pages, and frame them.  Below are the deets:

Step 1:  Grab all the old frames I had in the house and put them in a pile so that I could see what sizes I was working with.

Step 2: Grab all the books that you feel comfortable murdering and put them in a pile so you can see all the different sizes–in all seriousness, we have tons of duplicate books from bday parties and gifts.

Step 3: Make two piles–A pile for the books that have art that speaks to you, and a pile for the books that don’t.

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Step 4: Go through the pile you love and start to pick out what pictures you want in what frames–and trim the pages when applicable.

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I also opted to keep the glass out of the frame because I really hate when there’s a glare.  See below?  No bueno.

img_5311Because I was doing a gallery wall, I decided to spray paint some of the frames so I could have a good mix of metals.

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I wish you could see it in person, the wall is coming to life!  Who knew that children’s books would make such beautiful art.img_5356

My kids absolutely love it too!

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Here’s the link to my highlights where you can see a close up of all the pieces and a video of the wall. 

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As always, please DM me on Instagram if you try it.  I would LOVE to see.  And please, sign up for my email updates below.  I promise I won’t spam you.  We can be best buds.

Love,

Deema

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Um what?! these turned out SO CUTE! I l don’t have kids, but I love using kids picture books and normal magazines for crafts, so definitely want to try this out xx

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