Our town had a city wide yard sale a couple weeks back and I managed to pick up quite a few junk to treasure things. Total cost of all the items= $12.50 Shown above are three little frames purchased for 25 cents each. I have removed the glass.
Here are the same three frames after spray painting (1st coat). I used antique white. I waited for them to dry and applied a second coat.
Same three frames. I cut some matting from scrapbook paper scraps and placed them inside the frames.
Same three....added some letters to spell J O Y. As you will see in the final picture, I ended up changing the paper and putting the green in the center for the letter o instead of last.
Here's the final picture with the paper switched and the glass back in the frames. I have them sitting at the base of a wooden Christmas tree that I also bought for $1.00 during the same yard sale trip. I think they will look cute nestled in some greenery on a table or mantle. I just didn't feel like digging through the Christmas stuff to get some greenery!
Frames= 75 cents
Paint: $1.00 (I bought a can for $4.00 but barely used any for this project)
Paper and Letters= 0 (in stash of scrapping stuff)
Total Cost = $1.75 (and probably less since I used very little paint)
Since I used antique white for the frames you could rotate out the mats and have BOO at Halloween, etc. Isn't it amazing how one can throw together a little new decor for pennies and a little imagination!