DIY: Wall Art

DIY: Art Work

Is it just me or have greeting cards stepped it up a notch in the last couple of years? I could easily waste the day away in Paper Source reading their selection of cards and combing through paper! This is what inspired my latest DIY and helped me create a wall of framed artwork in my new office at a faction of the cost.DIY: Wall Art

Framed Greeting Cards

Step 1

Start with a few frame worthy cards. I love any thing from Rifle Paper Co, Hartland-Brooklyn Card Co, and People I’ve Loved . You will also need a 20-30 inch roll of paper (I always find great designs at Paper Source. It also helps to have a tape measure, scissors and pencil on hand.

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Step 2

DIY: Wall ArtMeasure the size of your frame and cut out paper for the matting of your framed artwork. Add a 1/2 centimeter before cutting out paper to make sure it covers the entire frame opening. Then tape the cut out pieces to the back of your matte or frame.

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Step 3

Tape the card or image to the center of each paper backing. Then finish with your frame!

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Here are a few others I framed using this same technique…

Tree Story card by People I’ve Lovedmatted on black paper. (Fun Fact: I spray painted this old wooden frame gold to bring it up-to-date)

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Be Kind block print in an Ikea frame for $1.99 – Score!

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One of my favorite cards of all time from Rifle Paper Co – Je T’aime

(For all you non-francophiles that means I love You)

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Dino Frame

Now I know this one may seem out of place but I love it’s quirkiness and that it somehow fits with the end result.

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Simply spay paint any mini toy animal like these dinosaurs I stole from my son (sorry Waylon) and hot glue them to the outside glass of a framed piece of paper.


Decorative Paper-Paper Source, Greeting Cards-The General Store S.F. & Paper Source, Frames-Ikea, Dinosaurs-Dollar Tree 

DIY: Art Work

Simple but unique and inexpensive…that’s how we roll.

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Hi, I'm Chrissy. I'm a wife to a hardworking man who builds amazing stuff, mom to a spirited and awesome little boy and last but not least a marriage and family therapist. Read more. . .


  • Reply February 26, 2014


    Um, Love! I bought some of those Ikea Frames a while back and they are perfect for a gallery wall :)

    • Reply February 27, 2014

      Chrissy Powers

      Thanks Tia! I’m headed back to Ikea for more of these frames to fill up my wall!

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