Remember my bargain-tastic shopping excursion last week? No? That’s ok. In case you missed it, don’t worry — mountains were not moved and lives were not changed, but I did have a little bit of GPP fun visiting a few discount retailers that are otherwise unavailable to me in the Big Apple.
Among the spoils of my trip, my favorite finds were these notecard sets at Michael’s:
All of that $4.24! Woo hoo!
Like I mentioned last week, my plan for the notecards was to frame them, matte them, and eventually hang them in our bathroom, alongside our Star Wars poster. #maritalcompromise
(I know I already exceeded my hashtag joke quota after yesterday’s post, but I couldn’t help that last one.)
So… I bought a 5 X 7 frame at Dollar Tree (for a dollar). I chose this size because, even though the notecards are closer to 4×6, I wanted to be able to lay a matte on top (hoping to give it a more finished look).
I spray painted the frame orange (using leftover paint from this project). Then I took a thick piece of scrapbook paper in one my favorite shades of blue and cut out a matte using the glass and notecard as a template (separately).
Here’s the finished product:
(I should start a something-better-than-my-Android-camera-phone camera fund. Seriously.)
In case you can’t quite see the art itself, here’s a close-up:
The pack of notecards was only $1.00, but since I only used one, I’m gonna do division (yes, I just pulled up the calculator app on my phone for this one), and from that I have surmised that the card for the wall art only cost $0.166666667. Also known as sixteen cents (and some friends). Hot dog!
Then with the frame being a dollar, and the scrapbook paper being about $0.30… that’s just under $1.50. And because I’ve never had an excuse to spell out the word fi’ty (as in recording artist 50 Cent), I seized the opportunity and rounded up. So it unofficially cost a dolla fi’ty.
The next step is to do the same thing with the “You are My Sunshine” cards. Unfortunately, I couldn’t do that for today’s post because they are tragically MIA. Like, I’m kinda sad about it (I go back to New York in a week — what if I don’t find them?) #highclassproblems
(I know, I said I wouldn’t do that anymore. #fingerscrossedbehindback)
To remind you, this is what they did look like:
Soon appearing on milk cartons everywhere…
Anyone else frame any notecards lately? Or make any other really cheap wall art? Or were you too busy having a life? :)