Sometimes you’ve got to think outside the box. True in so many ways, including home décor. Case in point, this black tank top with a cool metallic gold American Flag detail:
I added the frame in this pic as a clue to my “out of the box” idea. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Of course you are, you smartie!
This tank was a child’s size that I got at my local thrift store in one of those “as much as you can shove in a bag for $5” sales. I love those. I can shove a LOT in a bag. I have seen similar tank tops in my days of perusing thrift stores and garage sales. My guess is that if you frequent these cheapo shopping venues, you are sure to run across frame-worthy art, as well.
You will notice that my frame in the above pic is black. I just applied a couple of coats of off-white paint and scraped off bits when it was still a bit damp to reveal the black beneath. FYI: I am not going to count that in my 2 minute (see my title) time frame. My blog, my rules! My thought is that you may already have a frame that you love that you don’t need to paint. 2 minutes: Ready? Begin!
Take apart the frame and use the glass (carefully) as your pattern to center your tshirt art. Trace around it with a pencil, pen, whatever (a white colored pencil works great on black), then cut it out. At this point you can just discard the glass, or keep it. Your choice. I tossed mine. Now, just adhere the fabric to the cardboard back of the frame, making sure that it looks centered in the frame. I used spray adhesive, but you can tape the edges down or in all honesty, you can just center it on the cardboard backing,
…then stick it in the frame. Voila!
Makes me feel patriotic, just looking at it! So, what are YOU going to frame as art?
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Thanks, to Brenna from Life After Laundry for picking this project as her favorite for Tips & Tricks week 10! Another big “Thanks!” goes to Nemcsok Farms and Witty Hoots for picking this project/post as a Frugal Family Linky favorite!