DIY WITH MORGANE GINEROctober 10, 2014
Fancy upgrading your treasured poster into wall art? Here’s French DIY blogger Plan B (aka Morgane Giner) with a step-by-step guide on how to do just that. So there’s your next rainy day sorted.
What you’ll need:
1 x poster (check out the UO wall art collection)
4 x small lengths of timber or spindle
1 x wood saw
1 x tin of wood stain
1 x brush
1 x biro pen
1 x pair of scissors
A length of Bakers twine
2 x large clothes pins or spring clamps
1 – Line the poster up, and leave a 3cm space on each side of the wood. Mark with a pen where you need to saw.
2 – Saw four pieces of the wood at the same length. Sand down the raw edges.
3 – On one wood piece, make a notch with the wood saw 3cm from the edge of each side.
4 – Brush the wood exterior with your wood stain. Use a few layers for darker effect (you can use paint for a more colourful result).
5 – Cut a piece of bakers twine and insert it in the notch.
6 – Next apply adhesive across the entire length of wood.
7 – Stick the poster in the middle and add more adhesive.
8 – Gently place the second piece of wood across the edge of your poster.
9 – Using the spring clamps, make sure the two pieces of wood firmly stick together. Leave it to dry for a few hours.
10 – Do the same for the bottom of the poster (without the baker’s twine step).
11 – Voilà! After a few hours you can hang your masterpiece.