DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

October 10, 2014
DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

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.

DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

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
Wood adhesive


DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

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.

DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

2 – Saw four pieces of the wood at the same length. Sand down the raw edges.

DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

3 – On one wood piece, make a notch with the wood saw 3cm from the edge of each side.

DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

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).

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5 – Cut a piece of bakers twine and insert it in the notch.

DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

6 – Next apply adhesive across the entire length of wood.

DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

7 – Stick the poster in the middle and add more adhesive.

DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

8 – Gently place the second piece of wood across the edge of your poster.

DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

9 – Using the spring clamps, make sure the two pieces of wood firmly stick together. Leave it to dry for a few hours.

DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

10 – Do the same for the bottom of the poster (without the baker’s twine step).

DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

11 – Voilà! After a few hours you can hang your masterpiece.

DIY WITH MORGANE GINER