I am so happy to share this project with you. Morena is a blog friend who does amazing craft and DIY projects. She is awesome and I'm so happy to have her here to fill in while I'm on a blog-vacation!
Ciao, Stay at Home-ista readers! My name is Morena and I am delighted to have the opportunity to share a project with you today! I blog at Morena's Corner, where I share tutorials for projects that are fast and frugal, yet still look fabulous. I am a new homeowner and a mom to four kids, so you will find instructions for projects ranging from home decor items to accessories to crafts for kids. I hope you'll come visit my corner!
Today I am excited to show you a way to knock off an expensive wall art item by using paint and giant plastic scissors from the Dollar Tree.
|Sold by Through the Country Door|
My inspiration for this project came from Through the Country Door. I was looking for school themed wall decor to decorate the family workspace I am putting together.
I started with a giant pair of plastic scissors found in the toy section at the Dollar Tree.
I primed it with inexpensive white spray paint.
Then I taped off the scissors and spray painted the blades with Krylon's Silver Metallic Paint. After it dried I moved the tape and spray painted the handles with Krylon Black paint.
To make the blades look more realistic, I brushed on Deco Art's Crafter's Acrylic Paint in black and wiped it off. This is the technique I used to make my faux silver bowl. I think it makes the silver paint go from looking cheap to looking like real metal. I love this finish!
And there you have it: awesome wall art for a few dollars! Fast, frugal, yet fabulous!