I am having a very busy, busy week so this is a quick idea post. I did both of these ideas for my previous home and I loved doing them because they gave me a great effect for very little cash and very little time. My favourite sort of idea!
These frames are cheap unfinished ones from Ikea that I stained and varnished a dark brown (it doesn't take too long, really!). I cut out white card the same size of the frame and then cut out three rectangles from wrapping paper in a smaller size than the white card to give the effect of a mat. I just glued them on and popped it all back into the frame before hanging on the wall.
These are the same frames but I left the timber unfinished. I used the same technique with red card and some of the children's art as well as a couple of full wrapping paper ones for contrast.
Hopefully I will have some more crafty fun by the end of the week!