Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Yes, Sometimes I AM Cheap!

Here's another inexpensive (and quick!) Easter decorating idea. (Actually you can use it any time of the year, of course!) My local dollar store has a ton of picture frames, and on a recent shopping expedition, I picked up several, thinking I could have fun decorating them with paper and found (or purchased) objects. I went though my frame stash and pulled out a couple I thought would work, then I searched the internet for "Peter Rabbit" images and printed out a couple. You can see the two framed pictures on either side on this shelf below:





I think they turned out pretty well! You can do the same sort of thing with purchased greeting cards, papers, etc.--just put them in an inexpensive frame. It's a lot of bang for the buck--or two!

8 comments:

Libby said...

An excellent idea! I have such a difficult time decorating my home for spring-time and Easter . . . but this I could definitely adapt to some of the darker colors that are prominent here. Thanks so much for sharing.

Ginger Patches said...

I like your eggs in the candle sticks cute! I do the same thing with ikea frames and pictures! GMTA huh? LOL!!
Thanks for sharing your decorating it all looks so cute!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That's very cute Kim. I had a frame that someone gave me and I printed a photo of a quilt block and put it in there. Great idea!!! Or I could send you a photo of ME and you could put it in one of those frames. I'm sure Darlene would send one for the other.

Yvonne said...

LOL....great idea Sharon!!!!

Love all your Spring and Easter decorations....who needs Martha Stewart when we have you. :)

Darlene said...

Great idea! Yes, yes, I'd be happy to send a picture of myself for the other frame! LOL

Erin said...

Very nice!!!

quiltmom said...

Hi Kim,
It looks very cute and very spring like- I am not sure what we did before we had Dollar Stores- as a kindergarten teacher they are just great for places for things for the classroom.

Spring has arrived in your house...
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Nan said...

Another wonderful idea, Kim! Thanks for sharing - the possibilities are endless!