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Friday, December 3, 2010

Poor-Man's Vinyl

Awhile back I bought a large delightful frame at Ikea that I love so much that it has sat unused for three months because I didn't want to put something unworthy of it inside! I couldn't figure out what to do until trolling the closest Walmart recently (30 minutes away- boo!) and found this sheet of window clings for one dollar.



And inspiration hit! Poor-man's vinyl! Poor-man's subway art! So I took the back out of the frame, stuck the clings to the glass and YAY! Finally something worthy of my beloved frame!




I positioned the cut-outs pretty much how they were positioned on the sheet.



How's that for a cheap and easy project?!

And for the final step: Hand the empty sheet to your pantless toddler, who delights in such things.







                   

88 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! And of course, the little cutie is an absolute doll with that smile and her little teeth showing! :) I am going to Wal-Mart this weekend and doing this! :) Have a great weekend!

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  2. P.S. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the color of your walls and carpet and that black chair - that whole color scheme is gorgeous! Do you recall the name of your wall color by chance? It's a very beautiful area! Red, Black and White are 3 of my most favorite colors - the other is Brown - go figure - HA!

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  3. Pantless toddler is clearly the icing in the cake! Looks great.

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  4. You are awesome. So is your toddler.

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  5. My daughter has that same frame in her bedroom that we put her monogram in. Love this idea...will keep it in mind if she ever tires of the monogram look.

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  6. Beautiful!!!!!!Love the whole look and how adorable is that little helper of yours:)
    ~Debra XXX
    Capersofthevintagevixensblogspot.com

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  7. I put that frame in my cart EVERY single time I'm at IKEA. Haven't bought it yet....

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  8. It looks fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. This looks awesome! Great idea!

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  10. It turned out great! Love it! Your daughter is so adorable!

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  11. Love that frame, I never would've thought to do that. I also have poor mans stuff lying around and you've inspired me! Oh, and I also have 2 little pantless toddlers that would LOVE the scraps!

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  12. What a fantastic idea! Looks perfect in that frame.

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  13. I too bought that frame, and cut some wood covered it in batting and fabric and made it a giant pin board. I LOVE it. So many fun things to do with it. I want to buy more and spray paint them diff colors! There is a pic of mine on my blog.

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  14. That looks great, and your daughter is so cute!!

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  15. Brilliant !!!!!! This is a definite "try it myself" - "even I can do it" craft for me!!!!!

    Oh and the baby - cutest part of the post !

    thanks for sharing,
    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

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  16. love love love it! what a great idea, that would totally be me! im a poor maam with no craft cutter! awsome job! and what a cutie patootie!

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  17. WOW! I love that, great thinking :) That frame is very pretty.

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  18. Seriously brilliant--love it!

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  19. that is SO very clever! tfs- and the pantless toddler? ADORABLE with those little "teefies" showing in that sweet grin!

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  20. I am going to Ikea tomorrow in search of that frame!!! Love your little seating area and the pantsless toddler (which is how my toddler prefers to be, too!)

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  21. I love your craft but my favorite part is the baby in the diaper - nothing better than baby thighs
    Jennifer
    www.bigdandme.com

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  22. I really love that! It looks very expensive and lovely with everything around it. Thanks for the awesome idea!

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  23. I LOVE the first picture of your little girl. Something about just wearing a diaper is so dang cute. Oh and cute craft too! :)

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  24. That is a magnificent frame! And what a cute way to use it. Love it. I'm gonna start hanging out with you ALL the time.

    ps Your little girl is adorable!

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  25. Why didn't I think of that?!? Great idea - who needs a craft cutter anyway?! And your pantsless cutie is adorable!
    Sarah

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  26. Super, Fab idea! Thanks for the idea!!!! Hope to find them at my Walmart.
    Blessings,
    Denise

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  27. what a wonderful idea pleasing to all event the pantless todler

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  28. Love it! Great idea for all of us who don't have a Cricut!

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  29. I could look at this post every day---CUTENESS in every photo.....your frame is divine and so is your toddler! Precious!

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  30. What a great idea!!! I will probably steal it :) Especially for those of us who do NOT own a Cricut or Silhouette (I'm crossing my fingers I get one for Christmas!) Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from TT&J :) And your daughter is adorable!

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  31. Thanks for a GREAT idea! I bought the same cling stickers at WalMart today and also bought an inexpensive 12x16 wooden frame -- no IKEA close by -- :-( but the end result is still lovely!

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  32. Fab idea! Poor man's vinyl--love it!

    I think I have found a new fave blog here!

    Stop by and see my sometime over at Free 2 Be Frugal.

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  33. That is so smart! It turned out great. Thanks for linking up to my Home and Family Friday linky party.

    Becca

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  34. I bought 2 of those beautiful frames myself! I was planning to do a "poor man's" silhouette of my husband and myself in them. I LOVE this idea too though!

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  35. *Gasp* I need those window clings! Great idea!

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  36. I am hoping Santa will bring me a Silhoutte, if not I have your great idea to keep me crafting on....:)

    P.S. I came across your blog via Lamb Around!

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  37. I'm all over this!!! I love it. Thanks for sharing! Hey! Come over to my blog Dec. 18th-25 for my "Very Merry Christmas Party" and link up your Christmas posts! Would love to have ya!

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  38. I am completely in love with this!!!! I'm not really a huge fan of the subway art...but this is FANTASTIC!!! :)

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  39. Great idea, and it turned oiut beautifully! Cutest pantless toddler ever!

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  40. Cute! Love that your gift wrap picture frame made it in the picture too! I've been working on mine all weekend :)

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  41. Forget the vinyl--just adore the toddler!

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  42. I wouldn't say poor man... HOWEVER, I would say "DARN RIGHT FABULOUS!" the frame you used is gorg. LOVE IT! jen

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  43. Great idea. I have some frames sitting in a closet waiting for me to put something in them too. This just might be the ticket!

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  44. I also found some vinyl at the $1 store in great selections. I even found chalkboard vinyl.

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  45. Great idea! Love the frame and it looks fabulous! I also love that toothy grin! LOL

    Corinna

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  46. Brilliant! You have just caused a wave of these window decals being bought!

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  47. First of all, I love that frame! It's gorgeous. And what a creative use of window decals. I always see them at the store, but I don't buy them because they wouldn't really look good on my windows. But ... I LOVE when people use things in new ways! Very creative idea. Nice job.
    Ally @ "A Novice Nelly"

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  48. The frame is Fabulous I can see why you waited!
    Love it!

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  49. Fantastic project! LOVE it. Found you via Blue Cricket Show and Tell. Hooray!

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  50. That frame is a perfect backdrop for those phrases! Just wonderful!

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  51. I love poor man's vinyl!! Come enter for my giveaway!!

    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/12/sseko-giveaway.html

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  52. And now I know what to do with some of those vinyl sheets I've been hoarding for both Christmas and Halloween! Thank you!!

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  53. An absolutely Brilliant idea!! Cheap, easy, and left over kidlet entertainment?! What could be better?! I love that frame, by the way and the vignette is so chic! :>

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  54. This is really pretty! I'm going to keep my eye out for a frame like that :)

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  55. Totally digging this idea---I too have unused frames from Ikea! Love it!

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  56. Love this idea...I have the same frame - only mine has a mirror - have owned it for a zillion years (give or take) and it has been several colors during this time - depending on the room's color. Right now it is a dark charcoal color - hanging in a bathroom that is in shades of light gray to black.

    Precious little girl - I know you are proud!

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  57. What a great idea...can't believe it never occurred to me before. :-)

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  58. This is awesome! It always boggles my mind that they can sell a huge sheet of the same vinyl "product" but un-embellished vinyl is 9x as much... Good find!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  59. So smart! Don't you just love Ikea! I'll be making a trip soon. LOVE that frame! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day! http://sewcahtty.blogspot.com

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  60. Why do toddlers hate pants? Great idea! I'll definitely be stealing this one. :)

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  61. oh my gosh I LOVE this idea! I am so going to have to steal this!!!
    I am also your newest follower, i love your blog!

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  62. What a great idea - thanks for sharing!

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  63. What a great idea! I love it. And you can use different window stickies every season (if you can find fun words for every season.) Thanks for linking up Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  64. Saw this project on a link party and I love this! So cute! And I LOOOOOVE that frame!

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  65. WOW!!!

    Timely, easy, inexpensive, simple and holiday worthy ! I love it!

    Maureen

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