I got the idea from Spunky Junky. She has an awesome silverware art tutorial over here. Please go take a look at her tutorial! Its hilarious and she has a pretty rockin' blog. Do it.
Ok, on to my version:
Here's the supplies priced out:
|I don't have a craft table (yet) so I do a lot of my crafting on the floor. Now you get to see our crummy carpet. Yay!|
- Silverware - ($1.50) 5 each of forks, knives and spoons; I picked these up from the thrift store for 10 cents a piece. I think it looks better if you have different styles of silverware mixed together.
- 3 frames - ($3.00) I bought 8 1/2x11 document frames from Dollar Tree.
- Paint and primer - ($7.00) I spent a little more money on the paint and primer to get Rustoleum's paint for metal, plastic and wood. I also picked a color that I wanted to use for multiple projects.
- 3 Fabric Quarters - ($5.00) I had a coupon from JoAnn's. Again, I plan to use the rest of this fabric for other projects in my kitchen.
- Matte Modpodge
- Hot glue
I was in a hurry when I painted my frames, since it was supposed to rain and all we have is our uncovered patio for painting....So, I ended up with a few little areas where the primer shows through. I actually really like it! It gave the pieces a little bit of a worn feel without having to distress anything. Happy accidents. :)
I basically followed Spunky Junky's tutorial, so I don't want to steal her thunder for this. Its all her! Go check out her tutorial.
The only thing I changed was I used Modpodge to attach my fabric to the glass for each frame, simply because its what I had on hand.
Here's a picture of the glass. It gives you better look at the fabric. It was this super cute pale yellow stripe with white outlines of dandelions.
|My fabric modpodged to the glass. I trimmed my edges after letting the modpodge dry.|
|In our dining room. I think I'm going to add large canvases to either side to bulk it up/ cover the phone jack we don't use.|
NOTES: I had to re-glue two pieces of my silverware after fiddling around with how to hang it up and
Happy Frugal Crafting!!
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