Monday, December 8, 2014

DIY: Framed Children's Book Pages

For this DIY you will need;

Old children's books

You can find cheap vintage children's books at thrift stores, rummage sales, and yard sales. I find that a lot of these books have crayon marks in the books so I don't feel that bad about ripping pages out. But if you do feel guilty you can scan and print a page out.

My frames had old pictures stuck to the glass so I removed the glass and cleaned them, if your frames are old like mine you will probably need to dust them.

Place the glass from the frame over the image and outline it with a pencil, cut and then there you go. Awesome, cheap art for your home.

These bring a whimsical feel into my apartment, I'm a Disney fan so most of mine are from Disney books, but there are thousands of adorable books out there!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thrift Store Haul

So, I stopped blogging for a bit, but I have not stopped thrift shopping, these are my most recent purchases. I like shopping at thrift stores this time of year when all the holiday stuff is out. Halloween being my favorite!

The little Pilgrim $.99
Care Bear tin $.69

1991 Love-a-lot  Care bear, Patchwork quilting book, Pinocchio Book, Halloween fabric all cost $1.18, I bought it at a Goodwill outlet center where they charge by the pound, you have to dig for your treasures but sometimes you find awesome things! Just don't forget to wash your hands afterwords. 

Cinderella Book $.20

Frame $.69, I like to buy old children's books and use the pages as artwork for my apartment.

I love this Halloween fabric, I found 3-4 yards of it, so excited!