I’m still working on decorating my dining room and I was just flabbergasted at the cost of artwork. So I started looking around for a more economical solution and found an idea on Pinterest to make my own. It was very easy and affordable!


  • Selected number of frames (Doesn’t matter what color. I purchased these frames that don’t have glass at Hobby Lobby for 50% off).
  • Selected fabric material (amount depends on how many frames you choose and their size. I chose a burlap material because it’s nice and thick and I love the texture).
  • Flatware
  • Spraypaint in selected color (I recommend using a flat or matte spray paint).
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Box cutter
  • Boxes (I used old diaper boxes).

Step 1: Lay out your frames and spray paint them. It may take several coats to get even coverage.

Step 2: Spray paint the front of your flatware, let dry and then spray paint the back.

Step 3: While your frames and flatware are drying, get out your old boxes. Measure the inside ledge that goes around the back of your frame where the glass would normally go and cut a piece of cardboard out this size.

Step 4: Take your material and lay the cardboard cutouts on top of it. Cut out enough material to cover each cardboard cutout with a little bit extra on the edges.

Step 5: With your hot glue gun, glue the material to each cardboard cutout. Be sure to wrap the edges with the extra fabric so that the edges are also covered.

Step 6: Glue your flatware in the design of your liking to the material covered cutouts.

Step 7: Slide your cutouts with the flatware on to the ledge on the back of your frame where the glass would normally sit. Mine slid in snuggly so I didn’t have to glue them in. Voila! Now stand back and admire!

7 Responses

    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      What a great idea! I’d love to see what you create!


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