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Get Your Craft On! Make Two Awesome Pictures for Low Cost!

On 10, Dec 2014 | No Comments | In crafts, design, freebie, inspiration, pinterest | By Tina

Hi everyone. Dreaming on a Star has been making pictures! These two awesome pictures look great and you will be surprised how inexpensive they are to make. You just need to do a bit of rummaging in shops and be on the look out for interesting wallpapers and wrapping paper.

Map & Scrabble Tiles Picture Tutorial by Dreaming on a Star

Map & Scrabble Tiles Picture Tutorial by Dreaming on a Star

and this Superhero Picture!

Superhero Picture Tutorial by Dreaming on a Star

Superhero Picture Tutorial by Dreaming on a Star

Map & Scrabble Tiles Picture Tutorial 

OK first of all for the Map & Scrabble Tiles Picture, I came across a fabulous wrapping paper map in an independent home & giftware shop in London.

When I was a poor student and buying my clothes from thrift shops, I also wanted to decorate my student home. One cheap way was to look for interesting wrapping papers, not from stationery shops, but from quirky, independent shops. I came across some beautiful illustrations or quirky designs that brightened up my walls, and all for ‚ā¨1.99 each!

Anyway I found this gorgeous vintage map giftwrap complete with vintage stamps and postmarks, all for the princely sum of about £2!

Vintage Map Print

Vintage Map Print

I wanted to add a quote to the map and I went down the trendy route with scrabble tiles! The scrabble tiles I used are actually flat magnets, and they made the framing process so much easier!

Flat wooden scrabble tile magnets

Flat wooden scrabble tile magnets

One of my favourite quotes about travelling is the Mark Twain one:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Such a beautiful quote and really captures the romance and imagination of travelling. 

Uhu glue - is there anything it can't do?!

Uhu glue – is there anything it can’t do?!

So with some glue I stuck the magnets to the map.

explore...

explore…

And framed it all nicely in an IKEA frame.

IKEA frame

IKEA frame

The whole picture cost just over ‚ā¨10,¬†and most of that was for the frame.
So now you have a beautiful picture of a vintage world map complete with an inspirational quote!

 

Map & Scrabble Tiles

Map & Scrabble Tiles

Superhero Picture Tutorial

Again I did some more rummaging and found this amazing Superhero wallpaper from home superstore Homebase. It’s a compilation of vintage comic covers and looks so striking. ¬†Homebase allows you to tear off a wallpaper sample to bring home to try out at home, so in this instance I got this sample for FREE.

Superhero wallpaper

Superhero wallpaper

So all you have to do for this tutorial is to cut your wallpaper to size and frame it. I used an IKEA frame.

IKEA frame

IKEA frame

And now you have a fantastic, superhero-themed picture all for the price of a frame – in this case approx. ‚ā¨8!

Superhero picture tutorial

Superhero picture tutorial

I made this picture for my nephew and to be honest I¬†think I’m going to make another one for myself!¬†While I am a self-confessed fangirl, I’m not really¬†into comics, but this picture¬†looks amazing with the fantastic illustrations and eye-popping colour!

So I hoped I’ve inspired you to get¬†making some fabulous pictures!¬†‚ô°

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