Last week’s trip to Scarborough brought forth this little piece for our chimney breast (lol) art collection. The collection is still a work in progress! But we add pieces now and then that are meaningful.
We found this gift tag in a lovely little shop called Rafferty’s, and the lady was selling them framed for £5.00. However, we had this frame at home and the gift tag itself was only £1.50. So we saved ourselves £3.50 in the shop, and just bought the gift tag. Andrew really likes Alice in Wonderland – I find it creepy and disturbing, but I can cope with the odd piece of Alice artwork!
You will need (in your own choice of colours, of course!):
- Some black backing paper (which we already had), cut to size
- A 6x4in. frame (originally £1.00 in Wilkinson’s – winning!)
- A gift tag of your choice, complete with twine tie
Final stage: I decided where it was going to go, tapped in a tack and balanced the frame. If there was ever an earthquake here, all our precariously balanced frames would immediately tumble from the walls.
Boomsies: job done.
Hate that you can see the scruffy paintwork here – apologies for the poor picture quality etc. There was a maHOOSIVE spider in our living room, and I took this from the hallway using zoom. I didn’t want to spoil the whole gallery just yet, as I’m hoping to finish it soon and do a feature post on it – our mantel area was my favourite part of our house until a big ass spider ruined it (the spider got away).
Do you struggle to find art you like at a decent price? Have you ever resorted to weird DIY stuff to make your house a home?