DIY: An Angkor Apsara Framed With Scrapbook Paper

The children in Cambodia are adorable. Spunky and smiling. They like to practice their English with you.  They ask you if you’re from “Caleeefornia” or “Washington DeeeCeee.” We say “Chicaaago,” and they say “ooooooh, where’s that?” And then they get into their sales pitch! Everything seems to be “One dollar, one dollar.”

There are also introspective children perched among the Angkor ruins, drawing:

Cambodian Girl Drawing a Picture at Angkor Wat

We purchased a drawing from a young, quiet sensitive-looking girl years ago when we visited:

Angkor Apsara via India pied-a-terre

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DIY “Art Square” with Patterned Paper and Stencil

Last month I shared a large framed panel decorated with scrapbook paper and painted stencils. Here’s another similar, smaller project:

Stencil-Project

This is one of those projects where the final result looks like much more than the steps it took to make it.

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DIY: Scrapbook Paper + Bronze Stencil = Cool Wall Art

After furniture got juggled around in the living room, we were left with a woeful-looking blank* space on a wall:

Empty-Wall-Space

But after combining scrapbook paper with a stencil pattern, magic happens, and this is now on the wall:

Scrapbook-Paper-and-Bronze-Stencil-Wall-Art

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DIY Coffee Table Tray with Picture Frame and Scrapbook Paper

I’m feeling defensive after very basic DIY makeovers I posted recently. A doorbell cover? A soap dish? And today, a picture frame with scrapbook paper stuck in it? Really? Is that all I have to offer you?

But this is so much more than a picture frame with scrapbook paper stuck in it. It’s the key to sanity. It’s a Clutter Prevention Strategy:

Picture-Frame-to-a-Tray-4

Clutter prevention strategy? This? Yes! Here’s how:

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