I had purchased four of these frames at a yard sale for a dollar over the summer with visions of doing some art out of them.
Homemade Gift Giving From Scraps
Every year we have a homemade gift giving party instead of the traditional gift exchange we all have to make our gifts. We call it “the reason for the season party”! I enjoy seeing what everyone makes and All gifts are put in the center of the room and we open them or steal from someone else.
I had also purchased this shiplap scraps at a yard sale for a couple of bucks. So I went to work I knew I needed to update the frames first.
Rather than just painting them a plain black I decided to give it a little different look.
Once I spray painted black I went back over randomly with metallic bronze. It gives it a nice two tone look.
I measured the insides of the frame and cut the boards to length to fit inside framed area.
I lightly sanded with a sanding block and then used multiple colored stains to create my back ground.
Since they were Tongue And groove I simply glued them together and laid in place and glued into frame with wood glue.
I taped the back and left it over night before deciding what to do next.
The next day I had to decide what to put in the center. I had the arrow I had purchased second hand. Since our party is coed I needed to also consider that a man might want my gift so I decided to use arrow.
I decided to paint arrow red to make it pop. I measured and cut arrow at an angle so that it would connect once hung. I added hanging brackets in the back and “tada”here is my homemade gift for exchange. I hope you enjoy and be sure to let me know your comments and thoughts. A simple easy gift that will be around for years to come! Thank you