I have been looking for an affordable way to dress up a big wall in my boys room for awhile now. I had almost given up, when a trip to Michael’s yielded the perfect idea.
I found these two cowboy posters on sale for 50% off. They were perfect for cutting apart and making into individual pieces. Price: $7.50 each.
I cut out the individual picture tiles…
And used a little Mod Podge – okay a LOT of Mod Podge to affix them to some 1/4″ plywood we had left over from another project.
The edges of the plywood were painted brown. I used some spray paint I had on hand, but you could also use acrylic craft paint.
I attached some saw tooth picture hangers and used THIS trick to line them up perfectly. And voila!
An easy way to add some boy-ish wall art without breaking the bank! Since I had the plywood and paint on hand, my out of pocket total was under $23. That’s less than $4 per picture! You can usually find these posters at craft or hobby stores in a variety of styles.
UPDATE: ADDITIONAL TIPS FROM READERS
Reader Tracy did this project for her daughter’s room using flower tile posters. She says,
“You can cut down on the amount of Mod Podge needed and get a better adhesion when you seal the wood [and allow sealer to dry] before gluing the print to the plywood” – great tip, Tracy!
Reader Melissa used spray adhesive instead of Mod Podge and she says, “…it worked like a charm!”
Thanks for all your input! If you decide to do this project, leave us a comment and let us know how it goes. Or drop me an email momsbyheart at gmail dot com with a photo so I can share it
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