Framed Mounted Bugs {For My Little Guys Bathroom}

If you’ve been following along you know I am a huge fan of inexpensive wall art. Most of the time, I know exactly what I am looking for but can not find it or it is way more than I was expecting to pay. I love putting my own things together; they are always the right size, perfect colors and usually end up coming in way below my expected budget. Remember the bugs? {I gave you a sneak peek framing my little guys bath mirror here} Well a few of them were mounted this afternoon. This post is not so much about the bugs {I’m not really sure how many of you would want colorful bugs on your walls} but simply thinking a little out side the box and getting crafty all while not compromising on style.

For these cute little framed bugs, I found a bag of plastic bugs at the dollar store and the frame in the unfinished wood section of the craft store {$1.00 for the bugs ~ $1.00 for the frame}.
The bugs were a little too bright for the space so I gave them a base coat of white spray paint so acrylic paints would adhere a bit better. The frame received a coat of red spray paint and was sanded to take the brightness way just a bit.
Using some acrylic paints, I painted each little critter to match the theme we have going. {which I’ll share a little more later}
Once dry, I attached directly to the cardboard that came inside the frame with some Gorilla Super Glue. {these particular frames did not come with a glass insert}
These are going to go so well with the other things I have planned for this space!

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Comments

  1. Such a CUTE idea for your little man!

    Blessings,
    Linda

  2. Ha ha! Cute!!

  3. Those are so cute and funny! I love it!

    XOOX
    Jen

  4. SUCH a great idea! I bet I could do farm animals for my son’s room!

  5. Such a cute idea. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the room will look like.

  6. Super cute!! What a great personalized space for your little guy!! Thanks for stopping over and commenting!!

    -heather

  7. When I saw the title I was a little afraid you were speaking of real bugs. I am so glad you were not! This turned out really cute! I am sure any little boy would love a bug framed.

  8. I had a feeling you were going to do something fun like this! Can’t wait to see the completed project! :-)

  9. That’s cute! I’m a dunce when it comes to decorating, that’s why I love your ideas!!
    Can’t wait to see what you’re doing.

  10. Great, fun idea!

  11. So cute! I can’t believe that you painted all of the bugs! Can’t wait to see the rest of it!

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  13. What a great idea. I wouldn’t have thought of painting the bugs. I was really looking forward to seeing what you did with the bugs. Super cute.

  14. Such a great idea. I am always coming up with an idea for decorating around my house only to find out that it cant be bought at a store. I am in the process of updating my sons bath as well and have decided to do it in a monster them. I know that Alex Moody has a monster collection but I am not too crazy about it. So I have been trying to creat my own “monster collection”. I look forward to seeing how your little mans bath comes out.

  15. Very cute! I have a few of those wooden frames in my craft closet, but I never thought to use them like a shadow box! Great idea

  16. Love how you are always thinking outside of the box… great idea and one any boy would love!

  17. What a fun idea!

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  18. what a cute idea!

        

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