Thursday, December 11, 2008

Making Your Own Wall Art Saves $$$

When we were moving and we were decorating our son's room with a train theme.

I was looking at wall hangins of trains and everything is SO- expensive. So I decided to get crafty.

I bought some square frames from the dollar store and repurposed the pictures out of a thomas the train stickers/coloring/activity book and for the matting used scrap-booking paper I already had. other then that just sissors and glue. ;-)

So basically just the $1 a peice for the frames. So a total of $5 which was so much cheaper then buying them it isn't even funny (I am still shocked at how much they cost retail)

We are either going to put the three in gold frames on one wall and the two in silver on an ajoining wall, or put one of each of the gold on each wall that doesn't have the door in his room, and the two in silver in his bathroom (since we already have a thomas the train that goes over the tub peice (so it's softer if he hits his head on it)

the krinkle/weird look in the pictures is my reflection in the glass. I like that they are all the same color scheme exactly but different designs (you can't tell but the dots in the red train's one are green)

What do you guys think?

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I'm a semi crunchy stay at home wife and mama of two boys. Extend Breastfeed, Cloth diaper, Cosleep, Babywear, Homeschool, Homebirth. My sons and I have some serious health concerns (allergies, growth hormone, kidney, lung, spine, etc...). We didn't realize they were genetic (or I had) until after Trace's birth. Tristian had some big medical and possibly/probably autism related delays in early childhood but also taught himself to read at 2yrs and started on math equations at 4yrs. Trace is bit delayed across the board by about 6 months, but as he's 1yr+ behind in height... it's not very noticable ;-) Trace is very musical and hands on. With plenty of common sense, love, good doctors and faith we are doing wonderfully!

This wonderful chapter in my life of discovering the green subculture has (mostly) ended. Living green on a budget has changed from the thrill of discovery to habit. This blog remains in rememberance- with occasionally crossover posting. I hope you join me- the same green mama on a budget, in a new blog celebrating life's daily experiences- LIFE O'KAY Still lots of crafts & crunchiness- with even more sweet family moments.

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