Anthropologie catalogs sure at pretty, no? Of course my eyes just about pop out of my head when I see the prices, but I love perusing the pages for inspiration and styling ideas. One arrived in the mailbox this week, and while flipping through the pages, I decided I needed to do something with those lovely photos. Getting crafty is such an outlet for me, and I needed an outlet this week. Let’s just say that we got a lot more sleep when the kids were babies. These three and four year-olds don’t like to nap much, and they always wake up with the sun. So yeah, I’m grateful for art making and coffee (& yoga is still going strong!). Anyway, back to Anthro. Earlier this week, Charlie and I cut out 4 x 6 sized photos from the pages of the catalog. I then used Mod Podge to glue them to cardboard, and about 20 minutes later, I spread another layer of Mod Podge on top. Some wrinkles appeared, but they don’t bother me – adds a little character and texture in my opinion. ( You don’t have to use Mod Podge. Rubber cement is another good option for a project like this.) A few hours later, I covered some of the photos in white paint thinned with water and then wiped it away. I flung some paint on a few (literally) and left some as they were. Had no idea where I was going with this, but it was fun. The next morning, Charlie (always the first one awake) sat with me in the driveway while I cut all my photos out of the cardboard. We had fun ripping the edges and making a mess. And now, we have some pretty postcards or wall art or thank you notes – lots of possibilities.
You could easily hang these on a gallery wall with Command strips.
The one below on the left had some words printed on the page, and I just covered them up with white and brown paint. Might be fun to write a little message or quote on it and send to a friend.
There you have it – a fun and easy project that took very little time. And now we’re off to write some cards – big fans of snail mail over here!