Looking for a frame for some artwork or project you have? Keep an eye out for clearance artwork, because it may be cheaper than just buying a frame outright.
I picked up this artwork on clearance for $4.98, it was regularly $39.99. I wasn’t interested in the artwork on the inside, but I knew that I could re-use the frame. This frame is a shadow box, and I thought that $4.99 was cheaper than I would probably find a shadow box for. So, I picked it up!
There are so many ways that you can actually make your own artwork. Using paper cut-outs is a simple one, because it is cheap and you can customize the colors and designs to whatever you need.
Since this will be going in my daughter’s room, I cut some butterflies out in colors that matched her bedding. I used the Silhouette Machine to cut out the butterflies. Don’t Forget! You have the opportunity to win a Silhouette Machine here on the blog this week. Plus, Silhouette is also offering a discount package to Thrifty & Thriving readers. Check it out!
I folded the wings, because I wanted them to be three dimensional inside the shadow box.
I added some “bling”, because my daughter loves all things sparkly. Plus, it gave the butterflies even more dimension.
Here is how the final piece turned out. I am very pleased, the colors are perfect and my daughter loves it! That’s what really counts, because it’s going in her room, right?
The final cost of this project was around $7!! I would love to hear how you decorate your home in frugal ways, just leave a comment and let me know.