I had these four pictures hanging over my sofa. I like them okay but they have been there for quite a few years and I am tired of looking at them. I wasn't sure what to replace the pictures with since they were an odd square size. They were inexpensive prints from Target so I don't feel too bad about taking them apart and reusing them for the frames...
I took the frames apart and set the prints aside, who knows they may make a fun project down the road...
Here is our very old and very torn book. It was loved but it has seen better days. (Maybe I will toss in the new little golden book version with my next Amazon homeschool order as a surprise for the kids.) I carefully tore out the pages that I wanted to use - not too hard since the spine had completely fallen off. The book was large enough to fit the mats but I didn't even have to cut them down, they fit nicely behind my mat boards. Tape the pages in place on the back of the mat board to keep them from sliding down in the frames. Put the frames back together, and you are all set. Easy peasy.
Here is what they look like put together and hung over our library book rack. (Please note my husband's awesome picture hanging skills.) They make a great addition to our homeschool space. The frames fit the art so well, it looks like they were made for each other. The wording on the pictures even still flows like the poem that makes up the entire book. I saved the left over pages in case we wanted to switch the art out or use them for a different project down the road.
I love it! My daughter was not too sure about me cutting up her favorite book but she is really happy with how it turned out. She gets to look at the pictures everyday while she does her school work. Happy girl, happy mama = a crafting win, win!
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