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 Frame Something Funky

50 Cent Gift Box Framed Art

Welcome to the first Thrift Store Décor Makeover day of 2016. Can you believe it’s 2016? I remember when we were worrying about the millennium. Was that really 16 years ago…..seems like yesterday.

Moving on….

gift box art project Petticoat Junktion

I spotted the pack of 3 gift boxes at my local thrift store. They were laying on a shelf and when they first caught my eye I thought the gift pack was a painted canvas. You guys know those bright colors caught my eye. I had to have them for 50 cents….I mean why not!

vintage gold frame

This vintage frame was in my junk stash. It showed up on my Christmas Mantel.

spray paint project

I selected purple spray paint from my paint shelf. I have tons of spray paint. I never know what color I may need for a project so I stock a variety. Some of them I buy at Habitat Restore.

cut to fit frame

The frame had no glass or backing so I cut a piece of heavy cardboard the size of the frame then used it as a template to cut the gift box top to size. I cut the cardboard first and made sure it fit the frame properly. I’ve been known to make a few mistakes in my measurements. Even though I had three gift box tops to work with I didn’t want to mess all of them up. I may use the other two for projects in the future.

picture hanger

I used Frogtape to hold everything in place then attached a wire hanger to the back.

Frame Something Funky And Call It Art Petticoat Junktion diy project

The Frame Something Funky Art is hanging in the “granddaughters bedroom”. They have a special bedroom at our house and as you can see the room is decorated in bright colors!

What do you think of the framed “art”? Project cost was less than $2. Can’t beat that.

You might like the  DIY Abstract Art Painting I created for an earlier Thrift Store Décor Challenge.

diy abstract art painting Thrift Store Decor Makeover Challenge Petticoat Junktion




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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. It is crazy that your lovely artwork came from a gift box! red is my favorite color and I love the print! Thanks for reminding me to look at everything differently.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity at the The DIY Collective this week! Please come back next week to show off your latest project!

  2. Kathy, I’d love to go thrifting with you. You come up with the coolest ideas! This is fabulous and looks perfect in the bedroom!

  3. Well now that fits in perfect with the girls bright colored room, aren’t you one smart cookie!

  4. LUV it! I love bright colors and I had some boxes at Christmas that had beautiful pictures on them. Boy, did you give me a good idea! I like flowers as well, so will be on the lookout for a bright, gorgeous box or picture from calendars, magazines, etc. Nothing better than gorgeous funky junk!