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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’.
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).
Very easy project, here are the step by step instructions:
Step 1 Print photo
Step 2 Insert in frame
step 3 Enjoy
Ahh, much better. No more empty space.
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.