Like most moms, I have a deluge of artwork that comes home from school with the kids. I hate throwing it away and often wonder what I can do with it to display it or preserve it. One solution is to create a collage frame.
Instead of paying $30 or more for a large wooden frame, I went to the thrift store to see what they had to offer. The pictures there are mostly pretty dated and ugly, so you'll have to use your imagination a little bit. Choose a frame with lines you like, ignoring what's inside. I was able to find a large frame for just $5.
Then, using artwork, school projects and photos cut and paste to make a colorful collage to display. I used the old artwork inside as a base and glued my collage directly on top of the old picture.
Cost of Frame = $5.00
Cost of Spray Paint = $.97
Total Cost of Project = $5.97