DIY Craft Paper & Wood Slat Art {For Under $10}

Happy Monday!

I have some EXCITING news to share!

I made it through to Round 2 of Better Homes & Gardens Makeover Madness!!!!

Voting is tomorrow & I will tell you more about it with the link here in the morning.

I hope I can count on your votes again,

it really meant so much to me that I had your support!!!

Coming up with thrifty & pretty ways to decorate my walls is something I am

slightly obsessed with as you all know:).

And my gosh, this is probably one of my best yet!

This entire project, under $10!

Here is the easy step by step to making this fun

DIY Craft Paper & Wood Slat Art….

DIY Wall Art for under $10-City Farmhouse

I adore craft paper {the color, texture and $} & wood {reclaimed or new}.

So I thought they would make a good pair to create something meaningful to adorn my mudroom wall.

For everyone to read something positive when they came in through our door.

DIY Wall Art for under $10-Using Wood Slats & Craft Paper

I took my 2 wood slats each 1.5″ x 40″ and lay them on top my craft paper that

was 30″ x 38″ for weight {not adhered yet}.

You can use anything you choose to give it weight.

I lined a ruler to the edge and tore off at my measurements to get a rough edge.

DIY Wall Art for under $10-Simple & Easy Materials

I had pre-cut letters I bought on clearance at the craft store a while back.

Using a ruler I marked the middle and measured & drew my 3 straight lines for creating my words.

I used a white marker{bought at the craft store} to trace each letter.

I also shaded in each for a different dimension.

I then traced a large circle around my saying and added in boxwood leaves to create a wreath.

I let dry and laid it on a flat surface.

DIY Wall Art for under $10-Using Wood Slats To Frame & Gives Structure {City Farmhouse}

I distressed my wood with some tools to give it some character.

Then I used a vinegar & steel wool solution and lightly using a cloth stained the wood.

I let it dry.

Then I took a watered down BM Revere Pewter and added another layer of stain

with my cloth {unevenly}.

I again, let it dry & sanded.

I flipped my poster over and stapled my slats to the back. DIY Wall Art for under $10-Eye hooks & twine for hanging {City Farmhouse}  I pre -drilled  2 holes at top and added eye hooks.

I took my jute and tied to each to hang easily.

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 DIY Wall Art for under $10-Wood Slates Gives Structure & Frame

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Have a beautiful week,

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  1. Hi Jen…I love it! Is there anyway to set the chalk on the paper, so it doesn’t smudge? Thanks Mimi

  2. This is a wonderful idea for an entryway. You come up with such clever projects!! Good luck on the need round of voting!!

  3. This project will most likely be the one we vote on next year! So simple yet so awesome! Thank you.
    Good luck with the next vote.

  4. Hey Jen,

    I recognize (I think) those letters from scrapbooking but if you could share the name and size I would be ever so grateful!

    Waiting to vote for you tomorrow! Good luck.



  5. Thank you for the awsome ideas!!! You are very talented. I need to make something new for my home. And this looks great. And the message is so true!! Good luck on the votes !!:)

  6. What a BEAUTIFUL project! And congrats on the 1st round of voting! So exciting! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  7. I can use this idea in several ways and it is fabulous. I voted, also, and you deserve a feather in your cap for the consistently great design ideas.

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