Guess how much this cost me?

$0! Well, no, I guess it cost $7 for the IKEA frame and 1/20th of whatever a pack of Crayola markers goes for these days. The yellow chevron paper is the lining of a wedding invitation envelope! Another of my dear college friends is getting married and the invitation was absolutely stunning. I didn’t take a picture of the envelope, but you can see how gorgeous the rest of it is:

Definitely too pretty to just toss – so now it has a brand new life up in the corner of my frame gallery.

This is one of the best things about getting into DIY… suddenly trash can become treasure. Cliche, I know, but there’s a lot of “trash” in this world so if you’re going to look around, it’s nice to have such a rosy pair of glasses on.