Happy Wednesday, Friends! Welcome to the 15 Minute Fix, the time I share my latest mini makeover or garden quickie. Like many fixes, this project started with a thrifted bargain...
Some time ago, I found this pair of old school clipboards at a local thrift store for .25 each. I decided to use one to create a mixed media collage, with the clipboard serving as a frame of sorts.
First I gave it a coat of robin's egg blue spray paint: 5 minutes.
I planned to use burlap and just happened to come across laminated burlap when I was shopping for something else at the craft store. Does that happen to anyone else? I had never heard of it before, but now I will definitely use it again. The pieces are precut and laminated so there is no messy, cut burlap fuzz to contend with. The package I used had three sheets for just under $4. Well worth it in my opinion, and it was just the right size! No glue necessary--I just clipped it to the board: 1 minute.
I wanted to create a nature inspired collage. I pictured a variety of bird eggs and found a scrapbook ephemera assortment on Amazon, that was just what I envisioned. Plus it included over forty pieces--plenty more for future projects. I spent a few minutes arranging the pieces I'd chosen and then attached them with craft adhesive squares: 5 minutes (For supplies, see links at the bottom of the post.)
I added a tiny bee magnet to the clip and here's a peek at it on my mantel....
Remember to drop by tomorrow's Vintage Charm party!