This little project came from me not wanting to throw out my old posters but also not wanting to hang them anywhere in our new home. I finally decided to just get rid of them...but then I thought of something cute I could do with them! See, this is why I never want to throw anything out! I can always think of something to do with it eventually. I decided to cute little squares out from my old posters and make them into a new piece of art that reminds me of my teenage years. Here is what I did...
I collected up my posters, a picture frame, a piece of 8.5 x 11" card stock, scissors, a pencil, a ruler, a glue stick and a flat surface to work on.
I cut my card stock so that it fit on my picture frame backing.
Next came the tedious (but kind of fun) job of cutting little squares out of my posters. Measure your piece of card stock to figure out what size of squares will work for you. I ended up cutting squares that were 1" x 1". I used a ruler to mark where I needed to cut my posters. I decided on a rainbow colour scheme and cut my squares accordingly. You can work with whatever colours you like.
Next I did a rough layout to figure out how I wanted to position my squares.
Then I started transferring my rough layout onto my card stock. I glued it down piece by piece, first by going all the way up one side and then across the rows.
Ya! All done! I found a glue stick worked well but I'm sure anything sticky would do the trick.
Finally I put my new poster art into the frame and displayed it in our living room! I am so happy with the way it turned out.