I have a Pinterest board dedicated to my favorite words, quotes and greeting cards. I love the idea of ” hooking up words and phrases and clauses” to convey emotions with words. And, that’s where I got this inexpensive artwork idea for small spaces.
But first I want to share a new favorite clause:
“a tangle of unfinished sentences and abandoned thoughts.”
It was written by Robert Lloyd for a memorial tribute to Dick Van Dyke’s younger brother, Jerry.
Not what you were expecting to read, right?
That phrase not only described my speech cadence, it demonstrated the ability to capture emotions with words.
And, that’s where I got this inexpensive artwork idea for small spaces.
I love these square 5×5 inch black and white cards. You can find these in many, local decor stores or gift shops.
In fact, whenever I travel I make sure to stop by the town’s gift shops in search of these familiar black and white quote cards.
My sister and I can spend dozens of minutes just reading these quotes.
I usually save a few for friends and family and save a few to frame for an inexpensive artwork idea.
For my daughter’s room, she picked out her favorite quotable note cards. I purchased the 5×5 black frames at the card store but later found cheaper options online.
Michaels might sell the square black frames too.
I loved using cards for inexpensive artwork because the cardstock makes for a sturdy, tight fit into the frame. Sometimes when I print with copy paper the paper doesn’t get a tight fit next to the frame’s glass. Or, the paper slips a bit in the frame before I get to hang it on the wall.
Do you know what I mean?
I didn’t intend to play off of a black and white theme, but with the white doors and trim the black frames give a pop of color.
And, hanging frames vertically fills in that narrow space next to the closet door.
There is something fun about framing greeting cards quotes.
I love using them in my kids’ rooms because they act as these subtle words of encouragement in their everyday lives.