Hi. My name is Amy. And I’m an addict. I find myself staying up waaay to late at night, avoiding writing papers, mopping floors, neglecting my children, just so I can scroll for a few sacred moments and look at beautiful, great, inspiring ideas. It’s a problem I know. Jesus help me.
I have a lot of projects that fail and will never be on here. For instance, I had high hopes of making my own butter. Long story short, I ended up just frothing milk for 15 minutes. Sigh….so just know that with me there are hits and misses (big ones), but its worth trying, right? 🙂
This particular project began after seeing this picture. I think it’s a scrapbook design of some sorts.
Which then inspired me with the thought “what if it wasn’t in a scrapbook, but BIGGER…and on my living room wall!! 🙂
I don’t have a lot of money to invest in home decorating so I thought I could do this for cheap. Most of my ideas always sound cheap in my head and then when it’s all said and done it’s about double the price I thought it would be originally. Anywhoo, I set out with big plans!
First, I bought a sheet of insulation at Lowes…COST: about $10.68 per sheet. It’s really large and I had to break it to get it home in my minivan. I was able to use one sheet to complete my project plus have lots leftover for other small future projects…The foam insulation board looks like this…
I then had on massive FAIL at cutting out a heart. I’m very impatient and it looked retarded. So, my adoring, patient husband stepped in and made me a heart! He ended up cutting out one piece, tracing it’s mirror image and then duct taped it together so it was symmetrical….genius!!
I ordered about 80 of my favorite family pictures on Snapfish for $.06/each, which totaled about $5.00 for pictures.
I used spray adhesive to coat the heart and began sprinkling pictures all over it!!
It took me about 20 minutes to put pictures, attach ribbon,and VOILA! I LOVE how it came out!! Ta-DAAAAA!!!
My kids COULD NOT let me take a picture without being in it. It’s morning and it’s not a school day, so the kids are still in PJ’s. 🙂 And for some reason someone is always missing clothing at my house….I really don’t know how that happens…
PS. I used a piece of cute ribbon to hang it. I duct taped and stapled the ribbon onto the back. Cool art for about $16.00! I really love it and am wondering if it needs anything else on the wall beside it?? Please leave a comment if you have any ideas. I am NO decorator, just a copy cat! 🙂
And I promise (although I’m tempted) never to let it get to this point…haha! Bronson would KILL me!! 🙂