What’s something you pop in a frame besides a photo? That’s the question that was asked of six of HGTV‘s favorite show hosts. And they came up with some fun, creative and easy-to-make art projects. I thought I’d share those ideas with you today. They might inspire you to create your own unique artwork!
1 “Cut butterfly shapes from maps, then hot-glue just the centers in a shadowbox frame so the wings stick up. Use decorative paper as a mat.” Meg Caswell, Meg’s Great Rooms
2 “I pin vintage brooches on a piece of velvet fabric, then display the whole array in a shadowbox.” Dina Manzo, Dina’s Party
3 “Paint chips! Gather up a bunch from the hardware store. Lay them out so they’re overlapping to create your own montage, and glue them to a mat. A metallic frame is a nice contrast.” Taniya Nayak, House Hunters on Vacation
4 “Menus. My sister framed a beautiful one from a French restaurant she loves in New York City. Choose one with a pretty font and color pattern, then match the style to the frame. For an old-world restaurant, try an ornate frame. For a modern place, pick a clean-lined one.” Emily Henderson, Secrets From a Stylist
5 “I tell people to frame paper from the first time their child writes his or her name. It becomes even more precious when you put it behind glass.” Genevieve Gorder, Dear Genevieve
6 “Initials. You can find thin metal letters and vintage military-style stencils on etsy.com. Put them in a modern white frame with white matting. I’ll also frame coasters or cloth napkins like art.” Casey Noble, Design on a Dime
Frames aren’t just for photos. You can create your own custom artwork with just about anything or give an ordinary item a sense of importance. Have fun with it! What’s the most creative item you’ve put in a frame?