DIY: Wrapping Paper Art

As I was in TJ Maxx the other day, {my favorite brick and mortar store} I came across pretty striped wrapping paper. While some may just view it as great paper for wrapping presents, I had other plans! Our fireplace mantel still had frames with Christmas paper inside, so I thought I should switch that out fairly soon. {I know… Christmas was over long ago!} Here is our mantel, starting to get ready for spring…

All I did was open the frame and cut the wrapping paper to size! I decided to use the same paper for both frames, but change the direction of the stripes to make it look a bit different. I still have a ton of paper left for wrapping presents for any holiday! The green would work for any age and gender! {I could even save it for Christmas presents for next year. Imagine this paper with a big red bow!}

Since I already had the matted frames, that’s two pieces of art for $3.99! Not bad.

Have you finished any inexpensive decor projects lately??
Do tell… I will include them in a new post!


  1. Very pretty! Love that green… so fresh and springy!

  2. Pretty! I love the idea of switching the direction of the paper! I am currently toying with the idea of framing marble paper for a client's foyer…we'll see how it turns out!

  3. I love this idea. The quick, simple projects are my favorite! Suddenly I have the urge to go to TJ Maxx!

  4. This is such a simple ideas & I love it! It was such a great touch to flip the paper so the stripes went in different directions. I'm now following your blog.

    Have a great day!

  5. Great idea ~ I always see fun wrapping paper there! Love the color with your b & w, too!

  6. Great use of the paper! Thanks for your visit. I am following as well


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