4 Interesting Items to Frame Instead of Photographs

Are you looking for some cool, new wall art that's not just a framed photograph? If you're willing to think outside the box, you can create some amazing decorations by having unusual items framed. Get creative by framing sentimental objects like tickets, maps and book covers. Your friends will soon be stealing your amazing ideas.

Keep reading for four suggestions that will make your home look wonderfully quirky.

1. Maps

Is there a country you've always wanted to travel to? Were you born in a place that's close to your heart? Framing a map of a location that's meaningful to you is an easy way to create unique and aesthetic wall art.

If the map shows a place where your ancestors lived, you could print it in an old-fashioned sepia style or look for a vintage map. If it's a map of the town you grew up, you could mark your favourite hidden gems using a permanent marker. For best results, take your time in choosing a place that's special to you. 

2. Cross Stitches

Did you complete a beautiful cross stitch last year and then promptly throw it into a drawer, never to be seen again? Get it back out and have it framed to create a gorgeous piece of art.

If you've never tried cross stitch, grab a beginner's pattern and give it a go. You could add custom text or cute slogans like, 'Home is where the heart is.'

Displaying something you've created yourself makes your house feel more like a home.

3. Tickets

What's the best event you've ever been to? Was it a music festival, a theatre production or an art show? Remember the moment by framing items like tickets and wristbands along with a few snaps from the event.

This is way more fun than simply posting your pictures to social media and then forgetting all about them. It's also a classy way to preserve items that might start looking tattered otherwise.

4. Book Covers

Why not display your favourite novel on the wall? It's easy to pick up a second-hand copy, remove the cover, and have it professionally framed. You could even create an entire wall dedicated to your most-loved titles.

Be sure to do your research as most books have multiple cover designs and some will look better on the wall than others. A row of framed book covers makes an amazing talking point and helps showcase your interests.

In desperate need of some new home decor? Try something other than framed photographs and make your home look truly unique by framing one of the interesting items above. Find someone who offers custom picture framing to learn what types of frames they can create. 

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Scrapbooking Ideas for Your Grandkids

I started my first scrapbook when I was a wee young thing and I was really pleased when scrapbooks came back into fashion a few years ago. It gave me the chance to help my grandchildren make their own first memory books. This is a great hobby to share with your littlies — you don't just have fun together now but build long-term memories for them in the future. Some of my grandkids like to use scrapbook kits; others like to build their own books from scratch. In either case, if you're interested in ideas, scrap tips or activities, take a look around my blog. Here's hoping your grandkids have as much fun creating scrapbooks as mine have.



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