What started out as a surprise for my hubby ended up being a gift for myself. It wasn’t intentional, I swear. I bought a primitive cat painting for my husband and had an a-ha moment on how to make a tobacco basket picture frame for it.
My husband is a big cat lover and I knew he’d enjoy this primitive cat print that I found on Etsy. We have a few feral cats that we took in and they’re his babies. They follow him around like the pied piper. This print reminds me of our Izzy.
Here’s a recent photo of Izzy in a basket. He’s probably our coolest cat – nonchalant and doesn’t get into any trouble. Well, no usually anyway.
So anyway, I was wandering around the house looking for a frame for the primitive cat print and glanced at one of my tobacco baskets and it hit me. It was just the right size to feature my newfound art that was a gift for hubby.
This was perhaps the easiest home decor project I’ve ever done. All I did was dab some hot glue on the back corners of the print and pressed it into the middle of the basket, holding it there for several seconds to make sure it adhered. Wait for the glue to dry before hanging.
And that, my friends, is how you make a tobacco basket picture frame! If you don’t want to use a vintage basket, buy a new tobacco basket that doesn’t cost as much.
Hubby doesn’t mind that I took over his cat print. If you’re a fan of primitive art, check out Earlythings1776 on Etsy. I just ordered a couple of vintage Christmas prints for my holiday decor.
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