Cheap picture frames can be found at Dollar Stores, yard sales, and thrift stores. I cut out and mount pictures from magazines I subscribe to or find free at various locations.
A local library has over-sized books available at their book sale for $1. The book covers are well worn or damaged but the pages inside are usually in good condition. Nature and gardening books often have beautiful pictures in them that look fantastic when framed.
I can very inexpensively create a wall of pictures that relate to things I'm passionate about, such as nature scenes, animals and flowers. I like to frequently alter my decor but my budget doesn't allow me to purchase new room accessories very often.
Just placing new "free" pictures on the wall will alter the atmosphere and appearance of a room. Temporarily removing standard pictures and replacing them with holiday pictures is an inexpensive way to decorate for Christmas.
By VeronicaHB from Asheboro, NC
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Veronica, this is a great idea. I do it myself many times. In face, I keep a file folder of pictures cut from magazines that I want to frame. Another great way to decorate for the holidays is instead of changing the pictures out, wrap the whole picture; fram and all in Christmas wrap and ribbon and bow and hang it back on the wall. Looks like presents hanging on the wall.
Look at Junkmarket Style on the net & other craft sites & you will get lots of ideas for inexpensive wall decor! (Fyi - I just bought a framed bird print at a thrift store on sale for .50 cents.)
On Nate Berkus' show recently he framed flash cards! You can get these in pkgs for $1 at dollar stores, mat with wall paper remnants or card stock. I have some antique ones I found in a church rummage sale that I am thinking of using! And as a Coca Cola collector, I have framed magazine advertisements!
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