I’ve been on a mission lately to be better about displaying photos of my kids around the house. As any busy mom knows, this is easier said than done. Not only does it take a lot of time to weed through the pictures on my iPhone, then have them printed, frames can get pricey. We’re trying hard to not spend as much money lately, so I’ve been getting creative with ways to display photos.
Where to Get Cute, Inexpensive Picture Frames: World Market!
I recently came across a super cute, shiny blue lacquer 5 x 7 frame at World Market for $2.99. I usually don’t develop pictures that large, but I really liked the frame, so I got it anyway. Can’t beat that price.
Then, when I came across a bunch of scrapbooking supplies in the bonus room, it hit me – why not use some of the gorgeous scrapbook paper I have laying around to dress up the frame and mat a 4 x 6 photo to fit?
Pretty Picture Frame Project Step 1
I’m doing this in stages because I’ve found if I set a project aside even for a minute, I’ll never get around to doing it. LOL
So far, I’ve cut a 5 x 7 piece of Hawaiian themed scrapbook paper with a beautiful metallic floral design and some blue in it to coordinate with the blue lacquer frame, and I’ve placed the scrapbook paper inside the frame. A plain, cheap frame is now looking so much better! I especially like that it’s unique.
Next step: cut some coordinating cardstock (green, perhaps?) to mat a 4 x 6 picture. May even print a 3 x 5 pic just so more of the background paper can show through. Not sure yet. I will update this post once it’s done! :)