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January 27, 2023

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"They Broke Bread" DIY wall art made from drop cloth. Easy way to get that linen look for less!

I have a really simple and lovely project to share with you today!

You know how sometimes you see something in a store, or a catalog, or on Pinterest and you just can't get it out of your head? Like a Whopper. That's what today's DIY is all about. Well, not Whoppers.... but many moons ago I came across this wall art on the Hymns and Verses blog, it's actually an Acts 2:46 tea towel that they framed and hung. I fell pretty hard for it and continued to fall more and more in love with it every time it would pop up in my Pinterest feed. I finally decided to recreate my own version of it and I'm as happy as a pup with two tails in how it turned out!

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First, I dug out this frame from my craft slash office slash we-don't-know-where-to-put-it-so-throw-it-in-here-room. It's a square 10 x 10 frame that I scored on clearance 

a few months ago at Michaels. It's just been sitting around waiting for me to put it to good use.

"They Broke Bread" DIY wall art made from drop cloth.

Next, I grabbed an old drop cloth we've been using for a lot of our paint projects.

There were still some parts of it that were mess-free. I used the insert from the frame as a guide and cut out a square from the drop cloth. I left about an inch border around the sides so that it would make a nice fit in the frame later.

Broke Bread Cut Cloth

 Then I ran a hot iron across the drop cloth to smooth out some of the wrinkles


"They Broke Bread" DIY wall art made from drop cloth.Easy way to get that linen look for less!

When it came time to create my word art, I turned to my trusty ol' friend, Pic Monkey. I've mentioned a time or two in the past that I find it really convenient to create printables and edit my pictures on this site. I wanted my wall art to include a laurel wreath similar to the original Hymns and Verses project. Pic Monkey didn't have one so I downloaded these fabulous freebies from Designs by Miss Mandee.

I opened the circular wreath up in Pic Monkey and then just added the wording.

Then I saved the image to my computer. 

Brokebread Digital Image

After I saved my design from Pic Monkey I opened it up and prepared it for printing on a transfer sheet (I've been happy with this brand here ) I just simply followed the instructions that came in the packet; print (make sure to "flip" or "mirror your image"!), trim, and iron on.

Eek! I was already getting excited with how it turned out!

Easy way to get that linen look for less!

And then for the finale, I  wrapped the drop cloth around the picture mat and inserted it back into the frame.

The metal tabs in the back of the frame were enough to hold my art in place.

I can't wait to find a place for it in my kitchen!

Broke Bread cloth wall art
DIY wall art made from drop cloth

Don't you think drop cloths and linen look like sisters? Okay, so maybe drop cloth is the poorer sister but still they both have that relaxed, rustic type of vibe going on.

I'm warning you! I'm so excited with the look and feel of this project 

that this may be the start of a drop cloth revolution!
The icing on the cake was that I had all these items lying around the house.
I'm feeling rather resourceful right now.

Broke Bread DIY
"They Broke Bread" DIY wall art made from drop cloth.Easy way to get that linen look for less!
Easy way to get that linen look for less!

Oh yeah, did you notice my new fancy plank wall?! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you've seen a few sneak peeks! We still have to paint it and add a few finishing touches to it but I can't wait to share when we're done!

So what do you think about my new art? Have you ever made any thing out of drop cloths?

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