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DIY: Art In An Instant

PN Reader Sara shares a simple DIY for your kids room all the way from Israel and tempts us by saying, “I bet you have everything you need to do this simple project, so what are you waiting for?…” And she’s right, we do!

Submitted By: Sara Rivka
Location: Israel

Share a little about yourself.
I am a creative stay at home/work at home designer mom, raising five children in the gorgeous rolling hills of Northern Israel. I have a new blog in which I share all the joys of making creativity a priority in everyday life!

What is the name of your project?
Almost Instant DIY Artwork (for the nursery)

What inspired you to create this project?
I found this really cute wrapping  paper at the grocery store and thought it would be great as framed art! Lucky for me I had an old frame just waiting for a project!

Please share with us step by step, detailed instructions.
The wooden frame was a cast-off from someone else and contained a very uninteresting poster. I opened up the frame from the back, and removed the poster which had been mounted to the bristol board (it was old enough that the poster peeled right off). I then cut a piece of wrapping paper about 2 inches smaller all around than the size of the frame opening, attached the wrapping paper to the bristol board with a few pieces of double-sided tape (a glue stick would work too), reinserted it into the frame and voila!

An even easier version of this project would be to use a frame with a pre-cut matte,such that you don’t have to worry about an exact cutting job — the matte covers the edges! Or simply cut a piece of wrapping paper to fit within the entire size of the frame with no border. And if you don’t have any frames on hand, so simply and neatly wrap a piece of your cute wrapping paper around a rectangle or square of cardboard, attach a ribbon and hang.

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  1. I was examining some of your blog posts on this site and I conceive this internet site is rattling instructive! Keep on putting up.

  2. avatar Becky says:

    Adorable! Another idea I have used is to frame gift bags and greeting cards that you might get from a baby shower.

  3. avatar dotsazules says:

    I love it, I used some wrapping paper instead of wall paper to add some color to a room, it worked great!

  4. Great wrapping paper! That would be a great start to designing a nursery. Those colors and animals are so cute.

  5. As my 4-year old would say, “Easy-Peesy…Lemon-Squeezy!”…I love it. Simple and easy, yet SO cute!

  6. avatar Bibzees says:

    Great paper…such a simple idea, but I never would have thought of it!
    Love the creativity!

  7. avatar Richa says:

    Wow..such a gorgeous artwork for the nursery. And so simple.

    Thanks for sharing Sara.

  8. avatar Laura Anderson says:

    This is such a cute design idea, and so simple! Can’t wait to try it in my kids’ rooms, now I just need to find the right paper. I work with ReadyMade and you may be interested in checking out some of their <a href=” diy”
    project ideas as well.

  9. avatar Aniya says:

    Here I thought I was the only PN reader in Israel! The wrapping paper is the ONSKA line from Ikea.
    Cute project. :)