Recycled wall art



Postcard collage

I made this a while back because I needed some art for my hallway. I actually got the idea from a show on HGTV called Design Remix. They made something similar using old matchbook covers. I used a 4′ x 1′ plank of old wood I had in the garage and sanded it down a bit so that is had a smooth surface. Then I took a stack of old postcards that I bought from a yardsale ($2) and arranged, trimmed and glued them onto the wood plank. I added a couple a coats of varnish and framed it up with corner molding ($10) that I painted black. I love my original and querky piece of art and it cost me less than 15 bucks!

Oh my gosh!!! The door bell just rang and my new camera has arrived!!! Yippeeeee! Gotta go learn how to use it! Bye!

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7 Responses to Recycled wall art

  1. Sarah Scott says:

    I have a huge stack of postcards from my study abroad in Europe, from when I was 20. I plan to scrap some, but most are in a hat box. This would be a great project for them!

    Have fun with your camera!

  2. rebecca says:

    That looks great, and I never find neat things like old neat postcards at yardsales!! Do people ask you often about it….lke have you been to that place? Do you make up fun little imaginary stories? Is your name really Regina? I could go on tickling myself, but I am afraid I am the only one laughing!

    Love the way you just use corner moulding….make your own canvas’s and such. Hands on, and taking care of business!

  3. kathy says:

    This is a great idea. I love the whole concept of creating your own art too.

  4. Anastasia says:

    Looks awesome! and a cheap creative way to make some great art!!

  5. moki says:

    It is very cool! Yay about the camera!!!

  6. You have more creativity in your little pinky that I think ANY ONE in the world has. This is fantstic. I love it and wow. Can’t wait to see what you come up with your new camera.

  7. Lexi says:

    Thanks so much for posting about this – I have a collection of matchbooks dating from jr. high through college. They’ve been taking up storage space for years, but now they have a purpose. So many projects, so little time!!

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