DIY Playing Card Specimen Art

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Happy Monday, lovely friends! I hope y’all had a great weekend. I spent Saturday morning yard sale-ing with my sister for the first time this Summer. Lame, I know. And then I met up with my boys and we hit the farmer’s market, Hobby Lobby and Panera for lunch. What a fun day!

I’m so excited to show you the DIY Playing Card Specimen Art that I created! A few months ago I found this incomplete set of Old Maid cards that were my Granny’s. I have such incredibly fond memories of playing Old Maid with her. I wanted to do something special with the cards, so I finally decided to create wall art for my boys’ room.

Oh my word! Swoon. I just love that this piece of “art” is adorable and meaningful at the same time. I think you could make your own “art” with this same concept, just with different cards if you wanted to.  You could use old or new cards and even if the set is incomplete that is no big deal. 🙂 Playing Card Specimen Art is perfect for kids’ rooms, class rooms, bonus/game rooms and anywhere else you want to add a fun, quirky vibe.

Let me show you how I made mine. It was so easy and I had it done in less than an hour. 🙂

Supplies Needed:

Remove the glass from the frame. Using the cardboard backing as a pattern, cut the fabric to fit. Attach fabric to the cardboard. I just glued the corners and sides down. Be sure to smooth the fabric so there are no bunches.

Next, do whatever is easiest for you. You can attach the cards next or put the fabric covered cardboard back into the frame. Either way works.

Then, place the cards and get them arranged just so. Make sure everything is lined up and then begin gluing the cards down. I glued down the top row and the left side first and then finished with the other cards. Having the rows set helped keep everything pretty straight.

Love it!

The Old Maid has seen better days. I love that she’s taped. Aren’t her pursed lips the best?! Ha! Oh, and the names of the vintage Old Maid characters are so fun!

I’m just really happy to have these sweet cards in a place that they will be safe. {Yes, I’m putting the glass back in. Taking photos with a glass reflection isn’t pretty.}

Happiness! Now, go forth and create some Playing Card Specimen Art for your home! 🙂

Did you ever play Old Maid with a similar set of cards? I recently bought a new set to teach Ridley how to play. He likes playing cards!

xoxo

Myra

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