I have a bunch of scrap fabric left over from re-covering my couch.
Yesterday I thought I'd mat a couple pictures with some of it.
The first one I did was this family picture at the beach.
It sits on these shelves in the dining room:
When I first framed this I had stuck a gray piece of scrapbook paper behind it to serve as the mat.
But I always love the look of fabric mats; they just look nicer than paper or card stock ones.
So I used the paper mat to size and cut out the fabric:
Then I taped the photo to the fabric:
And popped it back in the frame:
Someday I may attempt to diy an actual fabric photo mat...you know, one with a cut-out in the middle that would sit on top of the picture.
But for now I'm satisfied with just setting the photo on top and calling it good. It still gives it a nicer look, and I love the little bit of texture the fabric adds.
I also did this to the diy flower art on the opposite shelves.
I used the flower picture as my guide for cutting out the fabric in the right size:
Then I trimmed up the picture so it was just a small square around the flower.
I taped the picture to the fabric:
And then stuck it back in the frame:
These were just 2 minute changes but they made a difference.
Have a great weekend!