Thrifty Thursday: Polaroid Branch Art

Hello thrifty thursday zesters!! Today’s project is a shout out to my older brother Skyler! He is the original creator of this zesty project and I am excited to share it with ya. That’s right my bro has some zest blood in him- hahah in fact I would say my whole family is pretty zesty with a graphic designer pops and a hairstylist mama. You can see where my crafty skills come from 🙂 You ready for this fun summer project? It’s a great balance of rustic and not too masculine or feminine-, and perfect for any room because you can spell whatever you please!!

Supplies:

  • Polaroid Camer & Film
  • Tree branch
  • Frame
  • Twine
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • tape
  • staple gun

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First things first, decide what you want to spell!! Will it be a child’s name? Hope? Joy? Love? Coffee? Kitchen? Laugh? xoxo? The possibilities are endless!! Once you decide, then it’s time to take a walk around your home or even go for a stroll downtown to snap pics that spell each letter- see how I spell the “L” for love….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI found some bricks to make my “L” laying around the yard

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow to arrange the letter, I thought the burnt up grass was kind of cool neutral texture for the background….(ehmmm ya excuse my yard it’s “under construction”)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWaiting for the magic to happen…

IMG_1405While your pics are developing, grab a branch and either leave as is or spray paint to match your room theme

IMG_1404Okay got all your supplies??

IMG_1423First make a loop hole with your twine like this, here is where we will loop the branch through the inside to hold it into place on the frame

IMG_1426See? Put the top of the branch through the loop hole and tighten. Then staple the top and bottom of your frame (on the back) to create a place to tie the twine down….

IMG_1428Slide the end of the other side of the twine through the staple and tie off

IMG_1429Do this to the top and bottom of the branch (if the branch is not long enough simply make the twine longer to connect them)

IMG_1432Wahoo all tied up and secure! Now to attach the pics and spell out L-O-V-E

IMG_1436IMG_1440IMG_1441Simply tape the back of the pics onto the branches with masking tape- you can tilt them to make them playful and such…

IMG_1443okay all taped and ready to hang up!!

IMG_1446IMG_1451IMG_1452So fun!!!

I hope you enjoy this easy thrifty summer craft, zest it up!!

xo

Sam

 

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