Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday: Upcycle Old Lace and Broken Picture into a DIY Monthly Calender

This is a great way to repurpose a few old things you might have lying around- like a broken picture or some lace. Which I had. This picture here was a framed posted but no glass- if you have a picture where the glass has broken out, this would be a good use for it. First, pick a base color you like and paint the entire inside of the picture. Second, Cover the frame of the picture with painters tape to protect it, because...Third, you need to tape on a piece of old lace. Fourth, spray paint the entire picture lightly, then remove the lace and position a piece here and there, spray painting a little more each time, until you achieve the exact look of stenciled lace that you want. Fifth, place a few colored squares of paper onto your board using painters tape (so they can be removed without damaging the background). Get creative. I used a few for pictures and then one large piece for a calender. Sixth, print out a calender and get a few pictures together. Again, using the painter's tape, attach a few photos and a calender. Seventh. Guess what? You're all done! Not too tough now, is it? And since you used painter's tape on the photos and calender, you can switch them out as desired from time to time. I put a larger photo of the finished product at the bottom of this post so you can see it better. I was really pleased with how this turned out, especially since it saved me a small bundle in purchasing my own wall calender for my fam! (And I for SURE need a calender to remember everything in life!)

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