Hey Friends! Sorry I am late posting today. Tim took me to a birthday brunch this morning at one of my favorite restaurants in town! :)
Today is more about sparking your imagination than giving you a step by step guide on how to create these pieces of art. The two ideas I am showing are pretty self explanatory but unique and meaningful. Hopefully these ideas will help you to start thinking about creating pieces of art that will be especially significant to you! :)
I definitely consider myself patriotic and for this reason I love the idea having art in my home that reminds me of my love for this country. The first art idea I want to present is a framed replica of The Constitution.
Tim and I recently went to St. Louis for a little family trip. While there, we visited The Arch. Although I refuse to buy a bunch of corny souvenirs when we go on trips, I do allow myself to purchase things that I can use in a tasteful way. The Arch's Museum Store had some pretty awesome things that I was happy to purchase and take home. One of those things was a replica of the Constitution of The United States.
I really love how the paper looks and feels old as if it was the real thing. I knew the texture of the parchment paper would add to any room I chose to put it in.
Creating the art was as simple as framing the paper. As you can see I left the glass off of the picture frame. This not only shows off the texture of the paper, it also makes the piece feel more like a relic. I only framed one piece of paper, but I could see this being a great grid installation with a 6-9 frames for a bigger impact.
Here are a few other historically significant items that I also picked up a the museum store as well! :)
The next art idea I am sharing involves a bunch of military patches. . .
These patches are works of art themselves and I've always thought grouping them together would create a very eye catching display. So, I simply attached the patches to a piece of foam core (which I put inside a frame). I used spray adhesive, but I think you could also use cool pins and use the foam core as a bulletin board of sorts.
Like I always say, I think it is way better if you can use patches from authentic service members uniforms, but you can also buy these patches at a military supply store.
So there you have it. A few simple and meaningful pieces of art perfect for your patriotic home! :) More great ideas on the way! See you tomorrow!!