Insta o’matic Vintage Bird Egg Specimen Art

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I love me a quick and easy (and might I add – cheap) art project. I love using inexpensive items to create fun and interesting framed art around the house. I’ve used calendars, note cards, craft/scrapbook paper, shells and now a vintage bird egg specimen art print. The wording may make it sound expensive but really, it only cost $2.

I created this pretty little number for my newest addition, my entry pipe shelves. Right after ‘dressing’ the shelves, I realized there was a bare spot that was just ‘missing something’.

 pipe shelf without vintage egg specimen art

I tried a few different things in that bald spot but nothing seemed to ‘fit’. Then I remembered that I’ve been wanting some vintage bird egg specimen art for EVER. I went to one of my favorite sites: Vintage Printable and found some specimen printables that would be perfect for that spot.

At first I thought about printing it at home, but then I realized a) I don’t have any photo paper (duh) and b) It would probably use up a lot of ink.

I thought, hmm, how about if I just take it over to CVS and print it out as a picture. As I was cropping it to remove the parts I didn’t want I realized it was not going to work in the 5×7 frame that I had. It was much taller than wide. Which is how a lot of those printables are. I’m so glad I checked the dimensions, I would have made a trip to CVS for nothing.

I brought it into my graphics program and fixed it. You can use these to get 5×7 prints. Just save the image to your computer and then have it printed at a photo place (this should work, the image should be 1500×2100 pixels once you save it to your computer).

Vintage Bird Egg Specimen Art 1

Vintage Bird Egg Specimen Art

Very easy project, here are the step by step instructions:

Step 1 Print photo

Step 2 Insert in frame

step 3 Enjoy

vintage specimen bird egg art closeup

Ahh, much better. No more empty space.

vintage bird egg specimen art

It was so easy and cheap to create, I think I’m going to make some more for other parts of the house.  Just gotta get some more Ikea frames.

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Insta o’matic Vintage Bird Egg Specimen Art — 9 Comments

  1. I love it, and think it fills that “bald” spot so lovely! The eggs are so pretty and unique looking. I love your selves, you are a very “think out side the box” kinda girl! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

  2. This came out really cute! I love the look of eggs on a shelf (I have a tiny nest and eggs on my fireplace mantle). Thanks for sharing at Snips and Spice Sunday Slice.