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As you know a few weeks back we took a vacation to Nashville. One the places we went was the Nashville Farmers Market where they had a storefront called Batch offering a variety of different items that were made locally in Nashville. They actually have storefronts in a few other cities as well as an online storefront.
When I am on vacation I always go out of my way to find things that are specific to the area that I am visiting and that I cannot find anywhere else. As you can imagine, Batch was right up my alley. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to buy everything but we had a limited budget on this trip so I had to ignore my first inclination to play my own version of Supermarket Sweep.
One of the things well you are the things that caught my eye were a rack of charming vintage postcards. I started thinking about it more and more and I realized that they would be the perfect, cost efficient option to frame as art. So I grabbed a couple of my favorites I purchased them. They were a whopping dollar each so in total two dollars! When I returned home I went out and picked up the board to mat them as well as some frames and now I’d like to show you my process for creating this project. I’m really happy with how they turned out.
For this DIY Postcard Art you’ll need why post cards of choice, frames that you like, double sided tape and if you don’t have frames that already have mats included or have the glass for you to float the post card you’ll need matting board (available at your local craft store, or you could even use poster board).
For the first frame, I really liked the mat that was in there. So I used double sided tape to attach the postcard to the front of it.
The other frame was the kind that you don’t need to mat your images, they float between two pieces of glass. I secretly hate dealing with these types of frames because I’m a perfectionist and the finger prints drive me nuts. But I love how they look once the photo is securely in place and a small piece of double sided tape once again took care of securing the postcard in place.
Here are a few shots of the DIY Postcard Art in their new homes:
Another awesome thing about Batch is that they gave me a discount code for you to use on their site. When you place an online order you can use the code BATCHTASTIC for 10% off of seasonal Batch purchases or Gift Batches (please note this does not apply for the month-to-month subscription sign ups). While some of the items in the local storefronts are not available online (unfortunately, I couldn’t find the post cards)- they have a ton of cool items on their site and these would be the perfect mother’s day gifts!
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