Random Ramblings: {FRAMED} Teacher Subway Art

Friday, May 18, 2012

{FRAMED} Teacher Subway Art

Last week I shared with you what the subway art looked like.  So today I am going to share with you what it looks like all printed out and framed. 
Like I mentioned I have tons of empty brand new frames laying around not being used. 
So I went to the closet and wah-la there was a perfect one, just what I imagined this to be in when I designed it. 
It was in the wrapper and everything still.
However it didn't have any matting in it.  Nor could I find an 11x14 one that I liked.
So being on the cheap frugal side I wanted to create something that would work just the same.
I thought about using some scrapbook paper and cutting a big square out of the middle.  But then I figured that wouldn't work becuase a 12x12 piece of paper is smaller than the frame so I would have to paste it together and I just knew it would not look like I wanted.  So my next thought was to get a piece of poster board and just cut it to the 11x14 size and glue the printed page on it. 
So I headed out to the dollar store and found a black piece of poster board for .50cents. 
So it sat on the dining room table for almost a week and I finally got around to it yesterday. 
I just took the glass out of the frame, traced it onto the backside of the poster board and cut it out.  Then I put some adhesive on the back of the printed out subway art and glued it on.
Then I put it the frame, put it all back together and TA-DA!!
From a distance you can't even tell that it isn't a matted photo.
It will be perfect. 
I can't wait to give it to her. 
Im still deciding on what else we are going to make for her.  

Have you found any good ideas for teacher gifts?
What kind of teacher gifts are you making this year?  or not making?

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