Friday, September 19, 2014

Mini Game Piece Art DIY


Hello Everyone,
In the latest edition of Free Market Style, they had an article dedicated to office projects that you could make with left over game board pieces. Needless to say, the article was amazing and totally up my alley. I mean, who wouldn't want to recycle fun bright game board pieces into adorable stuff? 

Well after reading the article, I happen to be at Meijer and saw that they had these cute mini canvases/easel for sale. They were only $1.97 a piece and honestly just too cute to pass up! I still didn't know what I was going to make until I remember the Monopoly card in my wallet. Why did I have a Monopoly card in my wallet you ask? Well, when I little I always thought my dentist look like the Monopoly guy, so I carried a community chest card in my wallet for good luck (since I'm not a fan of the dentist). Sad but true.

The Monopoly card fit perfectly on the canvas and this little DIY was born. So if you want to make a cute little piece of game art for your desk then keep reading! 


Supplies
Mini Canvas
Mod Podge
Foam Brush
Game Board Pieces
Scrapbooking Paper, Pens, Paint, (optional/not pictured)


Step 1: Create a background for your piece of game art. For my background I ripped up some Monopoly money and then glued the pieces to the canvas. If your using a different game board as your inspiration, you could always use the actual game box or game instructions as the background. 

Also this is the only time where I'm ever going to tell you that ripping up money is ok (lol). 


Step 2: Once your background is dry, start decorating! You can use game cards, dices, game pieces or anything else you can find in your game board box. The little Monopoly game board above use to be a fridge magnet. I didn't end up using it in this project but I just wanted to show that you could find other items that relate to your game. For example, I know at Hobby Lobby they sell Scrabble scrapbooking paper. 

Once your satisfied with your artwork, set it aside to dry. Then when its done drying, put it on your mini easel for the world to see! 



In the end, I ended up gluing the community chest card down on my background, then went in and glue another layer of Monopoly money on top. Overall, I thought it turn out pretty cute! 

All the ideas you could come up for this project is really endless. If I were to buy another canvas and easel, I would do a Scrabble version of this project. I would probably use the scrapbooking paper from Hobby Lobby then spell my name out with the tiles. 

What do you think? Do you like this idea of recycling game board pieces? 

xo Katie

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