DIY Rectangular Wall Appliques OR A New Way To Frame

Remember the circle wall appliques? Well, the people that brought us those also sell a rectangular version. I’m thinking, however, instead of spending the 42 bucks on 5 of their unpainted rectangles, how about amassing rummage sale frames. Toss all but the actual frame parts and then paint them up so they coordinate. Apply them to the wall with sticky-back foam tape and then slip in your favorite images–which you can EASILY change when the mood strikes. Continue Reading

DIY Circle Wall Appliques

Have you seen these circle wall appliques? Basically, they’re circles with sticky backs that you apply to walls for a fabulous custom collage effect. The pre-primed wooden circles are sold in packages of 8 of varying sizes for 42 bucks.

For a very inexpensive DIY alternative, how about buying wooden embroidery hoops; prime and paint the inner hoops and then stick them on the wall with a bit of sticky back foam tape? I’d probably fill any small gaps in the wood with wood filler and then lightly sand them for a smooth finish. Continue Reading