DIY: Wood Wall Art (by Sarah)

Hi, I'm Sarah from The Winthrop Chronicles and I'm so excited Olga invited me to guest post for you guys. I worked as a TV news reporter for NBC and then took early retirement ;) to stay at home with my kids. I have three little ones under the age of 5 and a wonderful husband. I stay pretty busy with potty training and picnics, but I try to find time to craft as much as possible. 

I have made a few items for my little girl's room, and would like to share them with you.

Photo on Wood Wall Hanging
The first is an easy way to transform any picture in to artwork.

first: print off the picture you want to use. I printed it on white card stock paper, so that it would have extra thickness and not wrinkle when I put glue on it.
second: spray paint a piece of wood. I used a scrap piece of wood and trimmed up the picture to match the size.
third: get out your matte mod podge and coat the piece of wood with the glue. If you use anything other than mod podge, you should do a test sample first to make sure it won't wrinkle the paper. Mod podge did not wrinkle the card stock.
fourth: after you have placed the photo on top of the glue and have let it dry thoroughly, use sandpaper to rough up the edges.
fifth: go over the photo with a thin layer of mod podge to seal it.
sixth: I spray painted some eye hooks and just screwed them in to the top of the wood.
seventh: tie on a ribbon so that it can hang on a nail. Or you can just lean it against the wall on a dresser or attach a piece of wood on the back so that it stands up. 

Baby Stats Subway Art
A cute little way to remember these important dates. You use the same technique as above, but instead of the picture, you print off this subway art. You can check out my original post about it here.

Name Wall Art
I glued on some scrapbook paper to the letters and glued the letters to fabric wrapped around the glass of a picture frame. Check out my original post here.
I hope you enjoyed these projects. Thanks again Olga!
Happy crafting!

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I certainly did enjoy Sarah! Now tell me guys, isn't this baby wood frame such a lovely idea? 
And the stats? How brilliant and cute this is! I so much want to copy-paste Sarah's 
projects on the wall! Don't you?
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9 comments:

  1. This post came at the right time! I just ordered a poster for my daughters room, and was very undecided about getting it framed, but this idea is so much more creative, and looks wonderful! Thank you Sarah for sharing, and thank you Olga for having her over. I will be pinning this wonderful idea.

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  2. Excellent tutorial
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  3. The idea is great and easy enough!
    Thank you Sarah for the tutorial and you ofcourse Olga for your great friends, that you invite to your blog :)

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  4. Those are adorable!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  5. Love all three, but I especially love the photo with the distressed edges.
    Yet more ideas to add to my humungous list !

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  6. Oh my!
    Pinned it on Pinterest.
    http://pinterest.com/cafed/

    I'm going to do this for 2 of our wedding photos!
    ~ Dana

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  7. Great post:)Yes Im your floor mindreader haha.... Thank you for sweet words on my blog, and come back to visit soon..I have more swedish decor inspiration for you:)

    Have a awsome weekend.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis

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  8. I love this idea and I am totally copying it!! B&W portraits just speak to me for some reason.
    Thanks Olga for finding yet another fantastic site and more fantastic ideas to feature.

    I know I have said it before, but "You Rock!"
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  9. This is a great tutorial! I thought the process would be MUCH more complicated! Thanks - I'm off to make one now!! ~Lori

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