DIY Floral Art

I’ve seen variations of this idea floating around online for awhile, but a couple weeks ago, I finally got started with the process and ordered the materials for this DIY art! I adore everything from Rifle Paper Co, but their prints can range anywhere from $24-50 each and I wasn’t willing to spend that much per print plus framing. I found out they make individual gift wrap sheets of the same gorgeous floral patterns so I purchased those from Paper Source online (along with one other) for a total of $22.24 including shipping!

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My next bargain hunting session was for frames. I’ve purchased many in from Joann’s online in the past, but they didn’t have quite what I was looking for on this project. I found a couple great options at Michael’s and went with simple white frames with mats included. For three frames, my total came to $37.52 including shipping.

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This project ended up at $59.76, just under $60 for three gorgeous framed art pieces. If I had purchased the prints I mentioned along with custom framing, this project could have ended up totaling a couple hundred dollars. Not in my art budget, so I’m really glad I went the budget-friendly DIY route. ┬áNow on to the fun part, the quick and easy DIY!

FYI- If you’re trying to get these pesky little things lifted up from your frame and don’t want to ruin your manicure, just grab a knife from the kitchen! Slide it under the metal clip and bend up. Same goes for putting them back, just press down and you’re done.

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All I had to do was pick the portion of the gift wrap I wanted to frame….

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Trace around the mat (in case I screwed up, I didn’t to risk tracing inside the map and cutting it too small)…2015-04-14 20.41.24

Cut out your traced portion and place it in your frame and you’re done!2015-04-14 20.45.46
Same process with #2:

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And #3:
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I’m so thrilled with how these turned out and can’t wait to hang them in my new office (stay tuned in a couple weeks for a full office makeover at my new job!)

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