Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bug Shadow Boxes

The kiddo’s room is decorated in a jungle theme and aside from the large jungle mural on his wall he had no art work to hang. Well actually, he did have one piece of art, his giant birth stats print I bought off of etsy and framed. But just that one piece looked really silly on it’s own.  I struggled with what I wanted to hang in there because I wanted to keep with the theme but also did not want to spend too much money; I’m sure he won’t want a jungle themed room for the rest of his life. 

After hours of scouring ideas on the internet, in stores, and anywhere else I could gather inspiration I had just all about given up until I spotted the toy bugs at the dollar store. Originally, I grabbed three of them but ended up getting three more later on. Six frames I felt looked better than three.

Next, I went to Michael’s Craft Store (my go to for all crafts) and I picked up two four packs of shadow boxes that were 50% off. This is one of the reasons I always check Michael’s first, because they are always having big sales and if it’s not on sale, there’s a coupon!!! So for $20 bucks plus tax I walked away with 8 4X6 shadow boxes! 

Once I got the shadow boxes home I realized that they did not have a nice background so I got out the construction paper and cut some pieces down to size, which I just simply glued to the backing of the frame. 

After the paper dried I glued the bugs to the middle.

Finally, I hung all six next to his giant birth print and stepped back to admire! For less than $20 I created some custom artwork for his room, that if down the line he decides he doesn’t want anymore I won’t be at a loss for a bunch of money!

I'm actually going to switch out the bluish butterfly for a scorpion, when I eventually find one. I don't think the bluish one really matches too well and it doesn't look as real as the other bugs. I just need to find a scorpion bug, if you know where to get one let me know??? Thanks for stopping by!

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