You’ll flip when you find out just how easy this DIY wall plaque update is to create!
I can’t resist a craft upcycle idea that’s inexpensive, quick and easy to make. Changing a thrift find into an entirely updated look is always a fun and rewarding project.
I purchased my wall plaque at a thrift store for 99 cents. This style of wall plaque is usually a common find in Salvation Army or Goodwill stores.
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EASY DIY WALL PLAQUE UPDATE
I’ve noticed seeing this kind of wall art in Dollar Tree stores in different kind of shapes and sizes, too.
Those also have a cheap look and feel like my thrift store one, so let me show you how you can update one to look a lot nicer ~ follow my tutorial!
Before we get to the tutorial… It’s time for another Sustainable Pinterest Challenge, where my blogger friends and I pick an idea from one of our Pinterest boards and make it just like or simliar from an item that can be upcycled or recycled. My craft idea is based on the pin from this Pinterest framed plaque example. Click the links at the end of my post to see 9 more upcycled ideas!
- 3-D framed wall plaque
- scrapbook paper
- Paper House 3-D sunflower stickers
- Mod Podge
- Apple Barrel craft paint
- Surebonder detail glue gun (my fave!)
- 2 foam brushes
EASY DIY WALL ART MAKEOVER
STEP 1: POP OFF THE 3-D CIRCLE
The 3-D portion is very easy to pull off.
STEP 2: PAINT THE FRAME PORTION
Use the foam brush to paint the frame ~ back side, sides and inset. There is no need to tape off where the different colors join unless you want to.
In lieu of painter’s tape, I used the straight edge of the foam brush to pull the paint towards the frame edge instead of straight down the edge.
Pulling paint towards the edge will keep the color separation crisp. If you do make a boo boo just touch it up after it dries.
TIP: Use a heat gun or hair dryer to dry each of the 2 coats of paint to speed up the project time.
STEP 3: MEASURE, CUT, AND GLUE ON SCRAPBOOK PAPER
Measure the inset of your frame plaque. Mark dimensions on the back of the scrapbook paper and then cut it out.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the inset of the plaque portion. Insert the piece of paper and smooth it all over using your finger.
STEP 4: TRACE, CUT, AND ATTACH PAPER
Turn the 3-D circle upside down and trace around it on the scrapbook paper, and cut the circle out.
Apply a light coat of Mod Podge to the 3-D circle, apply the scrapbook shape on top, then smooth the area with your finger.
STEP 5: ATTACH THE 3-D SHAPE AND SUNFLOWER STICKER
Use glue gun to attach the 3-D shape to the plaque portion.
Even though the sunflower sticker has a sticky side, I used a dab of hot glue to attach it.
I’m real happy with how my DIY wall plaque update turned out. I like the bolder color refresh and, of course, I love the sunflower!
SEE MORE UPCYCLED PROJECTS I’VE MADE:
CLICK LINKS BELOW TO SEE 9 MORE UPCYCLED PROJECTS FROM THE FOLLOWING BLOGGERS:
Julie @ Sum of Their Stories ~ Upcycled Thread Spool Garland
Gail @ Purple Hues and Me ~ Upcycled Tin Can with Decorative Top
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage ~ Wine Bottle Luminary
T’onna @ Sew Crafty Crochet ~ Upcycled Denim Reversible Bucket Hat
Donna @ Modern Monticello ~ DIY Tiered Tray from Discarded Wood Boxes
Lydia @ Life Beyond the Kitchen ~ Framed Vases
Terri @ A Good Life ~ Upcycled Plate Flowers
Julie @ Treasures Made from Yarn ~ Upcycled Cardigan
Mel @ Decor Craft Design ~ DIY Upcycled Bookshelf Bench
Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers ~ Easy DIY Wall Plaque Update
Sharing this wall plaque update idea at the following fabulous blogs!