April 9, 2010

Car Punch Frame

I've decorated my son's room with a transportation theme but now that he is a toddler, I need to incorporate some older looking decorations.  So I came up with this...
It was such a simple and cheap project and I think it would make a great baby gift.  I originally got the idea from my friend, Leslie on her craft blog, Side Notes.  To go with the them of the room, she took off the backing and glued the butterflies directly onto the glass.  So cute!
To start off my project, I found a cheap but oh so cute frame at one of our thrift stores.  I absolutely LOVED the frame design and the square shape.  It was also a huge plus that it came with an adorable looking mat.  Upon closer examination...I discovered it would be difficult to remove the picture so I just glued he the paper I'd chosen on top.  Before gluing the paper on, I painted a thin black line on the edge of the picture to give the finished project a more layered look.  
I recently got a 50% coupon from Michaels that I needed to use up so I got my wonderful new Martha Stewart's car punch.
I then went through my stash and picked colors that went well with the background paper and the frame and mat.  To give the cars their raised look I used something similar to glue dots.

I put the frame back on after a little touch up paint and Ta-Da!   
 I'm still trying to decide if I want to hang it with ribbon instead of using the hook on the back.  Would the ribbon be too much for a boy?  Any thoughts?

I linked up with The Shabby Nest Frugal Friday.  Go check out the other amazing frugal projects.


Anna Sophia said...

That is so super cute! Love the color of the paper. I am always looking for new boys room ideas.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

This is adorable! Such a great idea, and I love that it is so inexpensive! I think ribbon would be great as a hanger.

Susanne said...

I would like to buy your carpunch, if you´ll sell it.
Kind regards, Susanne

HisChevelle said...

This is so cute! Does anyone know where I can buy this car punch?? I am in desperate need of this for my son's 2nd birthday in Feb.