Instant Artwork

Sometimes fine art is not an option when you are still trying to stretch your home furnishings budget to include enough seating for more than three people in your living room, so I am always looking for creative ways to decorate our apartment. While I was wandering around Ben Franklin craft store with a friend, inspiration struck as soon as I saw the lovely Amy Butler fabrics on the scrap shelf.

For just a few dollars, I got three cheerful fabrics and then scored three 5×5 inch art canvases on sale a week or two later. I wrapped the fabric around the canvas, stapled the back, and, voilà, a new set of artwork for around eight dollars!

The back may not be pretty, but that's okay.

The back may not be pretty, but that’s okay.

The finished product. Now all I need to do is hang them up!

The finished product. Now all I need to do is hang them up!

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