Everything but the Cricut….and
..the varnish& glue came from Michaels craft stores….and that is just because I already had those 🙂 This is actually a project I made last year for my self, but I think it would make a fab Abandoned Art piece, so I think I will make another one ..or two lol.
These are so easy and quick to make and you don’t have to use a state cut out mat frame, but it’s a fun idea if you want to. It’s a cool project to do with the kids too… the letters are all pre-cut, as are the wooden shapes. and they come in different fonts and shapes. You are sure to find something that works no matter where you live, or what your theme is. These wooden shapes are cheap and plentiful and you can find those in any Michaels store.
Of course being here in Texas.. what else could I choose but a nice natural wood and a state of Texas photo mat. You can pick up pre-cut mats, or buy sheets of it to cut your own… or go without….whatever your preference and budget dictates. At $7 a sheet.. throw in a coupon… it aint looking so bad now is it 🙂
The frame, letters and shapes are all readily available at Michaels and don’t cost an arm and a leg. Slap on a quick swipe of stain and voila..instant personalized frame. Fun piece to abandon… someone is gonna love your project and take it home and hang it on the wall with a family photo.. you wait n see.
If you don’t have stain lying around… acrylic paints work great too, just water them down a bit and then apply with a soft cloth and then seal it. That allows the wood grain to show through and with all the fun colors available…. sky’s the limit ! The selection of unfinished wood pieces is awesome… frames, boxes, blanks .. so many options. Some of my frames are like a $1 each, less if you are a nifty thrifty coupon wielding crafter…. so it doesn’t have to cost the earth to give the gift of a smile to someone.
Most all of the projects in the Abandoned Art section can be made for a couple of bucks or less and what price tag can you put on a smile on a strangers face ….and knowing you put it there 🙂
Make someone smile today…. Abandon Away !